Tell or write your own real-life story of your own inspired by one of these prompts:
A time you did something you never thought you’d do
A time your relationship with someone you love changed—a little or a lot
A time that you took a risk—or decided NOT to take the risk
A time you tried to be something you weren’t
Make sure your story has these three specific elements: Stakes, Change and Theme. Use these elements to brainstorm what you might write about.
What’s at stake for you – in the story? How did the action you underwent cause change? What is the underlying theme of you piece?
Submission must be a real-life story
Entries must be written in standard 12-point font and be double-spaced. The recommended word count is 500-750 words.
Prizes will be awarded to winners.
HOW TO SUBMIT: For Students
Students can submit their essays in an attached Word doc or PDF via email to email@example.com. Your email must include your name, student number, and phone contact information. Answer the following questions in your email: Are you taking or have you completed ENC1101? and Have you completed an associates or higher degree?
HOW TO SUBMIT: For Faculty
Participating courses can submit the essays collected as a part of an assignment. Please export the essays of students who would like to participate in the contest from D2L to the College Read Committee via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please ensure that each essay includes a cover letter with the following: student's name, student's number, and email and/or phone contact information. Entries must also include the answers to the following questions: Are you taking or have you completed ENC1101? and Have you completed an associates or higher degree?
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT is March 10, 2019. Winners will be notified by March 30, 2018. Winners will be asked to read their winning entries as part of the college’s Spring Literary Fest at Central Campus on Thursday, April 11.