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Every year the Writing Center sponsors a writing contest for DCC students. Fifty-dollar prizes are awarded to the winners in each category. Below are guidelines for students who would like to enter the contest.
Any DCC student may submit one work in any/all of seven categories. Works that have been written to fulfill course requirements are welcome. There are no limitations on subject matter.
Fiction, creative non-fiction, academic, and math/science submissions should be no longer than ten pages. Poetry submissions should be comprised of three to five poems (there are no page limits). Short plays should have an approximate playing time of ten minutes; a ten-minute section of a longer script can be submitted along with a one-paragraph synopsis of the full work. Screenplays (feature or documentary) should be a minimum ten pages.
Download the submission form to include with your manuscript in an e-mail to the Writing Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
***Electronic submissions are highly encouraged, although paper copies will be accepted in the Writing Center.
Deadline for 2017-2018 submissions to be announced, but entries may be submitted throughout the year. If you have any questions, please come to the Writing Center and ask.
Fourteen winners will be chosen from the seven categories. However, judges reserve the right not to award prizes in a category. The DCC Student Government Association funds all awards.
Submissions will be judged by faculty from the Departments of English and Humanities; Performing, Visual Arts and Communications;
Allied Health and Biological Sciences; and Mathematics, Physical and Computer Sciences.
Students are encouraged to visit the Writing Center to work on submissions with our tutors.
Categories and Criteria:
If you have further questions, please talk to the Writing Center staff.