University Writing Awards

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017 AT 5:00 PM 

First Place for Each Division: $100.00

Second Place for Each Division: $50.00

 

Daniel T. Mitchell Memorial Essay Contest 

Freshman-Sophomore Division

ELIGIBILITY: Each LMU freshman or sophomore may submit one entry. 

TOPIC: expository or critical essays; topics open.
 

Junior-Senior Division

ELIGIBILITY: Each LMU junior or senior may submit one entry.

TOPIC: expository or critical essays; topics open.
 

Graduate Division 

ELIGIBILITY: Each LMU graduate student may submit one entry. 

TOPIC: expository or critical essays; topics open.

 

Denise L. Scott Memorial Poetry Contest

ELIGIBILITY: Each LMU undergraduate student may enter one poem.

 

Graduate Poetry Contest

ELIGIBILITY: Each LMU graduate student may enter one poem.

  

Frank Sullivan Memorial Short Story Contest

ELIGIBILITY: Each LMU undergraduate student may enter one story.

 

Graduate Short Story Contest

ELIGIBILITY: Each LMU graduate student may enter one story.

  

Undergraduate Play Writing Contest

ELIGIBILITY: Each LMU undergraduate student may enter one stage play (not a screen or television play) of any number of acts.

 

Graduate Play Writing Contest

ELIGIBILITY: Each LMU graduate student may enter one stage play (not a screen or television play) of any number of acts.

 

Journalism Contest

ELIGIBILITY:

The author is a currently enrolled LMU undergraduate student.

The article has been published in an LMU student newspaper since April 2016.

  • news story; each LMU undergraduate may submit one entry.

  • feature story or review; each LMU undergraduate may submit one entry.

 

Special Category: George F. Montgomery Endowed Scholarship

Established by Maria Montgomery ’85 in honor of her grandfather George F. Montgomery ’30, the scholarship seeks to recognize and encourage undergraduate students who are interested in the study of the irrational in literature and art. Scholarships awarded are based on the endowment that year but typically are not less than $1,000 a piece.

ELIGIBILITY:

  • The candidate must be an English major or minor or have a major within the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts and be enrolled in an English class in Spring 2017.
  • The candidate must be a continuing student, who will be attending LMU in Fall 2017 and Spring 2018.
  • Tuition remission students are not eligible.
  • The candidate must submit three copies of an original Gothic or horror short story or academic study of gothic or horror fiction, excluding the works of Anne Rice and Stephanie Meyer (min. 5 pages).

 

LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY

WRITING AWARDS, 2017: CONTEST RULES

We invite original poems, essays, plays, short stories, and news articles. Submit 3 hard copies of each entry to the Department of English, University Hall 3800. English Department Mail Room. No e-mail submissions. Only hard copies will be accepted and reviewed. Direct inquiries to Kate Pickert: kpickert@lmu.edu.   When e-mailing, specify "University Writing Awards" in the subject feld of your email. Submission deadline: March 1, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. 

  

Essay, Poetry, Play Writing, and Short Story Categories: 

  • One entry per category: Currently enrolled LMU undergraduate and graduate students may submit one entry to each division for which they are eligible. 
  • Original writing: Manuscripts must be an entrant’s original writing. Manuscripts that have previously received a Writing Award may not be resubmitted.
  • Manuscript preparation: Submit three copies of your manuscript. Manuscripts must be typed on 8 ½” by 11” paper. Essays, plays, and short stories must be double-spaced; poems may use the spacing appropriate for the work’s visual and aesthetic needs. The title should appear on the first page. The author’s name cannot appear anywhere on the manuscript; entries bearing an author’s name will be disqualified.
  • Cover sheet preparation: Attach a separate cover sheet that lists the identifying information below. Submissions that fail to include these required fields will be disqualified.
    • (1) your manuscript’s title;
    • (2) the manuscript’s category and division;
    • (3) your name;
    • (4) your LMU Lion Mail e-mail address;
    • (5) your student ID number;
    • (6) your mailing address;
    • (7) your telephone number;
    • (8) your major;
    • (9) your college;
    • (10) and your graduation year/class.
  • Judging: Entries will be judged anonymously by LMU faculty and without written comments. In a category or division, if the pool of manuscripts is too small or if manuscripts do not meet contest needs, the LMU Writing Awards judges and organizer(s) may choose not to grant an award.  

Journalism Category:

  • Currently enrolled LMU undergraduates may submit one entry to each category for which they are eligible:

(1)  news story

(2)  feature story or review

  • The article must have been published in an LMU student newspaper since April 2016.
  • Entry preparation: Submit two copies of the published article clipped from the LMU newspaper and photocopied on 8 1/2” by 11” paper. Before photocopying the article, you must omit your by-line. The author’s name cannot appear anywhere on the entry; entries bearing an author’s name will be disqualified. 
  • Cover sheet preparation: Attach a separate cover sheet that lists the identifying information below. Submissions that fail to include these required fields will be disqualified.
    • (1) your article’s title;
    • (2) the article’s category and division;
    • (3) your name;
    • (4) your LMU Lion Mail e-mail address;
    • (5) your student ID number;
    • (6) your mailing address;
    • (7) your telephone number;
    • (8) your major;
    • (9) your college;
    • (10) and your graduation year/class.
  • Judging: Entries will be judged anonymously by LMU faculty and without written comments. In a category or division, if the pool of manuscripts is too small or if manuscripts do not meet contest needs, the LMU Writing Awards judges and organizer(s) may choose not to grant an award.