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Writing Contest

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2014 FCHC Writing Contest

 

The Florida Collegiate Honors Council is pleased to announce its annual writing competition for students enrolled in Honors Programs at Florida colleges and universities. For 2014, the FCHC Writing Contest coordinator is Valerie Burks - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Deadline for submissions is December 6, 2013

 

Categories for Submissions

1. Freshman / Sophomore Documented Research or Critical Thinking

2. Junior / Senior Documented Research or Critical Thinking

3. Freshman through Senior Poetry Writing (one poem per student)

4. Freshman through Senior Fiction Writing

Awards

1. First prize in each category: $200 for the student

2. Second prize in each category: $150 for the student

3. Third prize in each category: $100 for the student

4. Honorable Mention in each category: $50 for the student

All winners receive free conference registration and each institution will receive a $50 subsidy (for hotel costs) for each first and second place winner who attends the FCHC Conference. This prize is provided as reimbursement for costs at the conference.

Only students who register for and attend the conference will receive awards.

Contest Rules

1. Member institutions may submit only three papers in each category. 
2. A student may submit only one poem. 
3. Papers which have won a contest previously may not be submitted. 
4. Winning contestants will be required to present an organized, concise overview of their papers, an excerpt from the story, or read the poem at the FCHC Conference. Only students who register for and attend the conference will receive awards.

Paper Format

1. Submissions should not exceed 10 pages. Works Cited and appendices do not count as part of the 10 pages.

2. Submissions must be in 12 point font or larger, double spaced.

3. Submission must be purged of all identifying markers

4. Submissions (except fiction and poetry) must contain correct grammar, mechanics, and documentation. Papers with errors will be disqualified.

5. Documentation must be in MLA or APA style.

Submission Process

1. Submissions must be submitted online through the following form

2. Each submission must:

a. Be formatted as .doc, .docx, or .pdf.

b. Be purged of all identifying markers (e.g., author’s name, institutional affiliation, mentoring faculty name, acknowledgements, etc.) .

c. Include the title on the first page.

3. Submissions must be submitted no later than December 6, 2013.

Judging

· Directors will be notified of their winning entries by the conference registration date

· All entries will be judged by a panel of at least three judges from a variety of academic disciplines in community colleges and universities.

· The judges will look for scholarship, creativity, style, and correct standard English.

 

Submissions have closed for the 2014 Writing Contest

Last Updated on Monday, 09 December 2013 20:22