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Deadline: Huron1Read Writing and Visual/Narrative Art Contest
November 29, 2019
The Huron1Read Writing and Visual/Narrative Art Contest has been established in order to provide incoming first-year Huron students with a unique opportunity to engage with this year’s selection, Our Homesick Songs, while showcasing their own critical thinking and creative abilities. Only first-year Huron students are eligible to enter. A selection of submissions will be showcased during Emma Hooper’s visit to campus, and there will be cash prizes in the following categories: best overall submission ($500; once won, this entry is ineligible for all other categories except reader’s choice), best fiction/creative non-fiction ($75), best academic essay ($75), best poem ($75), best visual/narrative art ($75). There will also be a $75 prize for a reader’s choice selection, as voted on by the Huron University College community.
All submissions must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 29, 2019.
Submissions must meet these criteria in order to be adjudicated.
- Submissions must connect, whether explicitly or implicitly, to a theme in Emma Hooper’s Our Homesick Songs
- Submissions of fiction/creative non-fiction (e.g., literary journalism, fact-based storytelling, memoir, etc.), academic essays, poems, visual/narrative art (digital, print, canvas) are welcome
- Essays, poems, and fiction/creative non-fiction submissions are not to exceed 3000 words
- Visual/narrative art submissions must fit standard page dimensions (8.5” x 11”), whether digital or print and should not exceed eight pages in total
- Each first-year student can submit a maximum of three submissions for consideration, whether they are in the same category or different ones
- Submissions must not be in consideration for publication or award elsewhere, and should not have previously been published or received an award
- Entrants submitting written pieces must consent to minor revisions (style or grammar) as needed and recommended by the adjudication committee
Submissions must adhere to these procedures in order to be adjudicated.
- Written submissions must be received by email no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, November 29, 2019. Please email submissions as both a PDF and a Word document to Mandy Penney, Coordinator of Writing Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Digital art submissions must be received by email no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, November 29, 2019. Please email submission as an appropriate, standard visual file (PDF or other PC-compatible format) to Mandy Penney, Coordinator of Writing Services, at email@example.com. It is the responsibility of the student submitting to ensure that the file will be viewable by the committee.
- Printed visual art submissions or canvas submissions should be handed to Mandy Penney, Coordinator of Writing Services, in person no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, November 29, 2019. Please email her prior to November 25 to set up an appointment to drop off your submission: firstname.lastname@example.org. It is the responsibility of the student submitting to set up an appointment, and no last-minute/day-of appointments are guaranteed unless previously set up in writing.