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FYE Writing Awards

The Writing Center is pleased to announce the 2017-2018 First-Year Experience Writing Awards competition.

We are now calling for freshman to submit their exemplary FYE papers for consideration. From these submissions, four winners and four honorable mentions will be selected by a committee of faculty and staff. These winners will receive campus-wide recognition as well as a cash prize for their achievements. In addition, winning papers will also be available to all Trinity faculty and FYE staff for use as model papers in future classes. Winners will receive $200 gift cards. Honorable mentions will receive $50 gift cards.

Because we are aware of the exciting variety of writing assignments in the FYE, we accept all types of papers on any subject. To this end, the committee may consider diversity of form and subject matter in selecting the winning portfolio.

Last year, the FYE Writing Awards teamed up with the Undergraduate Student Research Awards sponsored by Trinity's Coates Library. In keeping with this tradition, one of this year's winning entries will be honored with the "Coates Library Citation for First-Year Research".

Submission Guidelines:

  1. Papers must have been written for one of the FYE Courses during the Fall 2017 semester.
  2. In addition to providing your name and contact information with your paper submission, please note the name of the course, the instructor, and a brief explanation of the assignment.
  3. Papers may by any length, but they must be submitted as a Word document (not a Google Doc or PDF, etc.). No exceptions.
  4. Only one entry per student is eligible for submission. Please email entries to Jenny Rowe at jrowe [at] trinity.edu.

The submission deadline is February 12, 2018.

Awards will be announced in April 2018.

This awards series is co-sponsored by the generous support of the First-Year Experience Program.