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Writing contest offered
Cash prizes, online publishing are rewards
Trine University undergraduate wordsmiths are invited to pit their skills against those of fellow writers in the Walter Cunningham Writing Contest, sponsored by the Department of Language & Humanities, the Humanities Institute and the Trine Writing Center.
The contest name derives from Tri-State alumnus Walter Cunningham, BSBA 1956, through whose support the contest originated years ago and whose generosity is providing cash gifts for this year’s contest.
The contest is open to full- and part-time main and branch campus students. Entries can be submitted in the categories of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and academic writing. Winners will receive $50, and their names will be inscribed on a plaque in Taylor Hall. Their writings and honorable mention entries will be published in a new online journal of student writing to be launched in the spring by the Department of Language & Humanities.
Entries will be accepted through 5 p.m. on Dec. 11. Submit them via e-mail as a Microsoft Word attachment to Sarah Young (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject line “Walter Cunningham Writing Contest.” A cover sheet with the work’s title, category, author’s name, address, e-mail address, telephone number and a biography of 25-75 words should be included. One piece of prose per category and one set of up to three poems can be submitted. Winners and honorable mentions will be announced in February 2010.
For more information and a full set of contest rules, e-mail Young or call her at 260.665.4849.