Angelina College instructors are offering rewards for excellent writers!
Open to both college and high school students, the Student Writing Excellence contest will award cash prizes for works composed for English classes:
The contest is open to all English students enrolled at Angelina College, but there’s also a separate category for area high school students from the 32 schools within the college’s 13-county service area.
“If the student has completed a junior or senior English class – even if they’re not a dual-credit student – he or she can enter something they’ve written for that class,” Renee Williams, AC English instructor, said. “Even if they’re not planning to attend AC, they’re still part of our community and we want to help them display their skills.”
“I think our entire community will be very proud of its students.”
The criteria for submissions include any work written for an English class during the 2019 calendar year and for which students already have received a grade. The four categories include Freshman Composition (anything written for an ENGL1301 or 1302 course); Research Argument (written at the end of one of the aforementioned courses); Literary Analysis (typically written for a sophomore-level English class); and High School works.
Each level of submissions will offer prizes of $250 for first place, $150 for second place and $100 for third place. In March, AC’s English faculty – the judges for the contest – will host an awards banquet to recognize participants. In addition, Williams said the hope is to have all entries published and displayed in the Angelina College library.
Judging for the contest will take place from Feb. 29 through March 14. The awards banquet is scheduled for Saturday, March 21 on the AC campus.
Students may submit their own work, or teachers may submit on the student’s behalf, using the on-line submission form located on the Angelina College web site under “Roadrunner News.”
“We have a lot of students passing through our English courses, and we wanted to acknowledge their achievements and kind of celebrate their works in academic writing,” Williams said. “A lot of people don’t really care for academic writing, so we thought maybe attaching some prestige to it would build some enthusiasm.
“We’d love to see students getting excited about English classes.”
For further information, contact Renee Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org