College Writing Contest
The College Writing Committee presents awards for outstanding undergraduate and graduate student writing in several categories:
- Academic Writing (papers based on sources or other data)
- Academic Writing from Composition (CPN) courses
- Fiction (short stories, scripts)
- Creative Nonfiction
- Media Design (Judges will place emphasis on writing content. Pages should contain a mini-mum of 500 words of written text.)
- Personal Writing
- Writing related to SUNY Cortland's "common read," The Kite Runner (fall, 2012)
- Teacher Research essays that take a classroom as the research site
The work for these categories must have originated in a course taken at SUNY Cortland during the calendar year of the contest. For example, papers written for classes taken between January 2012 and December 2012 are eligible for the 2012 contest.
Entries for the category Personal Writing may be in any genre, and they do not have to originate in a course taken at Cortland.
First place winners receive a cash prize of $100 and have their writing published in a booklet and presented at Transformations: A Student Research and Creativity Conference (formerly Scholars' Day).
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 December 21.
Submit electronic entries only: Entrants should not include their name on the competition paper itself. In an email message, they should indicate their 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. Electronic copies should be in Word format.
Entrants may submit multiple submissions in one or more genres; however, each entry must be sent as a separate attachment to an email message.
Send entries to email@example.com
The Lifestyle of the Visually Impaired
An untitled piece of science fiction
I Feel It in My Teeth, and Hers, and Hers Too
Cortland Professional Writing Web Site
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