The 14th annual Wayne College Student Writing Awards competition is underway at The University of Akron Wayne College. The goal of these annual awards is to encourage and recognize excellence in creative writing by students at Wayne and in area high schools.

The writing awards are open to current college students and to high school students in Wayne, Holmes, and Medina counties and in parts of nearby counties traditionally served by Wayne College.

High school and college students may submit work in the Poetry category (up to 3 poems, limit of 50 lines per poem), in the Short Story category (one story, double-spaced, up to 2,000 words), and/or in the Personal Essay category (one entry, double spaced, up to 2,000 words).

There are three cash prizes possible in each category and at each level: $100 for first place, $75 for second place, and $50 for third.

Student Writing Awards 2013-2014 ENTRY FORM (PDF)

Important Dates

  • Dec. 6, 2013, 4:00 p.m. (Friday) - Deadline for submissions
  • March 2014 – Winners announced to schools and to the public
    Winners will be asked to submit their winning entries in electronic format at this time.
  • April 5, 2014 (Saturday) – Writers Workshop and Awards ceremony at Wayne College
 
High School
College
Poetry
1st - $100.00
2nd - $75.00
3rd - $50.00
1st - $100.00
2nd - $75.00
3rd - $50.00

Short Story
1st - $100.00
2nd - $75.00
3rd - $50.00
1st - $100.00
2nd - $75.00
3rd - $50.00

Personal Essay
1st - $100.00
2nd - $75.00
3rd - $50.00
1st - $100.00
2nd - $75.00
3rd - $50.00

See the 2013-2014 edition of the Student Writing Awards here (PDF)

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