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Deadline: Huron1Read Writing and Visual/Narrative Art Contest

November 29

Context:

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.

Submission Deadline:
All submissions must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 29, 2019.

Submission Criteria:
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

Submission Procedure:
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 ageorg8@huron.uwo.ca.
  • 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 ageorg8@huron.uwo.ca. 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: ageorg8@huron.uwo.ca. 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.
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Details

Date:
November 29

Organizer

Mandy Penney
Email:
ageorg8@huron.uwo.ca
Website:
https://huronatwestern.ca/library/writing-services