College Writing Contest
Each year, the College Writing Committee presents awards for outstanding undergraduate and graduate student writing in seven categories:
- The Kathy Lattimore Prize for Academic Writing
- The Collin Anderson Prize for Creative Nonfiction
- Academic Writing from a CPN (Composition) Class
- Fiction (short stories, scripts)
- Media (websites, blogs, videos)
- Non-course Writing (writing in any of the above genres that did not originate in a SUNY Cortland course)
Preference is given to writing assigned in SUNY Cortland courses taken in the calendar year of the contest. Papers written for classes taken between January 2014 and December 2014 are eligible for the 2014 contest. Students may also submit writing that did not originate in a course taken at Cortland, but the committee offers only one generic award for non-course writing. All entries are judged on the basis of originality, clarity, organization, development, and editing.
First place winners receive a cash prize of $100. They have their writing published in a booklet, and they present it at the annual Transformations: A Student Research and Creativity Conference.
We encourage submissions by writers in all majors and at all levels of study. Entries may be submitted by professors or by students themselves. The contest deadline is Friday, December 19, 2014.
Students should submit electronic entries only and follow the guidelines below:
- Type the entry in Word format.
- Type your ID number on the competition paper itself, but do not type your name on it.
- Attach your entry to an email message in which the you has provided your name and ID number, the title of the submission, the category of the writing (e.g., academic writing, fiction, creative nonfiction), the course for which the paper was written, and the name of the course professor.
- Send the message and attachment to Molly.email@example.com
Students may submit multiple submissions in one or more genres; however, each entry must be sent as a separate attachment to an email message.
For additional information, contact Laura J. Davies at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Lifestyle of the Visually Impaired
An untitled piece of science fiction
I Feel It in My Teeth, and Hers, and Hers Too
Robot Music (for people with robot ears)
Brooke Alden Hoffman
The Butterfly Snatcher
A Story About--
“The light she helped kindle”: Revisiting Emma Hart Willard and the Troy Female Seminary, 1822-1844
Yevgeny Zamyatin’s We and the Fallacies of Logic in Utopia
A Complicated Decision
Snapshot: Quick Like a Bunny
Flower of the Field
Visual Arts: Effective Means to Enhance Creative Writing Quality
Needle Exchange Programs: Making a Risky Behavior Safer
Kimberly K. Swan
My Remington Summer
Before the Land Was Ours
Jerome M. Degan
The Chess Queen
Concealed Manifesto: A Compilation of Life's Experiences
Philip Bolton Jr.
Finding the Freedoms of Contemporary Free Verse
The Frustrated Dance
Mine to Wander
Where Can I Find the Local Fishmonger
Maybe I Am . . .
Notebook of an Agitator
The Trojan Horse Incident
Judd D. Olshan
You Can Never Be Too Rich or Too Dim
Dental Malocclusion in Oryctolagus Ciniculus
To My Grandmother, the Renegade
The Ghost of Morgan
Coming Out Crip
Understanding Child Development: Building Effective Teaching Practice
Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome
For Leah Camille
Getting To Know Myself
Karen E. Gordon
Molecules That Affect Megakaryocyte Development
Virginia Woolf's Communist Manifesto for the Soul
Grandfather's Journey-Views from the Immigrant Path
Susan Evans Pond