We’re excited about the writing in English 100 courses! Students investigate topics important to their lives and the larger world, learn new rhetorical moves, develop skills to craft strong written communication, and produce writing that is memorable, persuasive, and even beautiful.
Award-winning essays from the 2016-17 academic year appear in the 11th edition of our Course Reader, Concepts, Conversations, Critique. You’ll find a list of the award-winners, including a link to the digital/multimodal winner here.
Beginning in 2019-20, award-winning essays are published on our Course Readings website.
If you are a current English 100 student, we invite you to submit your writing for consideration in the English 100 Program Student Writing Awards. These awards celebrate what students in English 100 courses can do. Keep in mind, even projects that do not receive an award may still be considered for inclusion in next year’s edition of the course reader or on the English 100 website.
>> If you are a student who would like to submit your essay or project for consideration, please use our electronic submission form.
All projects, whether in print (e.g. essays) or in media (e.g. podcasts), developed for English 100 during Summer 2018, Fall 2018 or Spring 2019 are eligible.
Narrative: This includes writing that engages an idea or a compelling question, from a personal point of view. (For example: creative nonfiction such as memoirs, fiction with a persuasive purpose, place-based observation, reflective narrative, etc.)
Informative/Synthesis: This includes essays that explore ideas of others, processes, or events; or explains diverse information in a creative, compelling form. (e.g. critical reviews, literature reviews, rhetorical analyses, investigative journalism, in-depth feature articles, histories of a word or idea, etc.)
Critical/Analytical: This includes essays that perform in-depth critical analysis of a text, event, or policy (including cultural or popular texts like film or Web-based texts); or essays that make a critical argument about an issue or idea. (For example: proposals, analytical essays, policy analyses, results of a primary research project, argumentative essay supported by outside sources, etc.)
Multimodal/Digital: This includes projects that may have been written for any part of your English 100 course and that heavily depend on a form of composition other than the written word (e.g. images, video, audio, etc.). (For example: websites, podcasts and audio essays, infographics, posters, theory comics, videos, documentaries, etc.)
Note: If you have a narrative, informative, or critical project that incorporates media heavily, you must submit it to the “Media” category, not the other categories.
GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION
For all projects:
To be considered for either an award or publication you must:
- complete the online submission form.
- click the “permission to publish” check box.
Before submitting, we encourage you to revise your graded assignment to take into account instructor comments. This will help ensure that your work appears at its strongest. Also, be sure to check all your citations!
Print essay submissions:
Papers should be typed, free of mechanical errors, and clearly legible for copying. No grades or instructor comments should appear on the submitted paper. Word files are preferred.
Include only the essay’s title and award category on the first page.
Media project submissions:
Digital/Multimodal projects should be in a universally recognizable format
(for example: .pdf, .jpeg, .mp3, .mv4, etc.)
For any project, sources must be acknowledged. For Digital/Multimodal projects, appropriate permission must be obtainable.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION
- For Summer and Fall 2019: January 31, 2020 (written during summer and fall courses)
- For Spring 2020: May 31, 2020 (written during spring courses)