Writing contest guidelines
After a successful launch last year, S.P.A.C.E. is excited to be hosting again in 2019-2020 its second annual writing competition. Students from every discipline across the College are invited to submit writing that encourages reflection on this year’s S.P.A.C.E. theme: TECHNIQUE. Students can submit in one or more of three categories—prose (fiction or creative non-fiction), poetry, and essay.
Maximum word counts for fiction and non-fiction: 2500 words.
Maximum page count for poetry: 5 pages.
Prose, poetry and essay can be in any form.
Contest winners and several honorable mentions will be selected by a panel of interdiciplinary jurors based on the following criteria:
-originality, innovativeness, and depth of thought
-connection to TECHNIQUE
Special consideration will also be given for writing that also crosses disciplinary boundaries.
The winners and honorable mentions will be highlighted on the S.P.A.C.E. web magazine, where their work will be published and will receive an original illustration from students in Dawson’s Illustration program. All participants may submit their work for publication in the S.P.A.C.E. web magazine as well.
An award ceremony will be held at the end of the academic year (spring 2020), where all participants will be recognized and prizes will be awarded to winners.
Prizes will be awarded in each category!
Deadline to apply:
The deadline to apply to the contest is midnight, Sunday, November 3, 2019.
Your submission should be in the form of a Word document and the file name should be written with the last and first names of the creator plus the title of the piece (title can be shortened), all with lower case letters and using a hyphen between the last name of the creator and the title, and underscores between all other words as indicated below:
Make your submission:
To enter the competition, complete the participation form below.