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This blog is for any student writing papers for college, for current and former students in my Communications Cluster at Lindenwood University, and my students at St. Charles Community College.

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I write for myself, for the web, and for everyone who gets me. I've been on a fasting liquid diet, traveled to Europe, and raised 2 kids. And I'm directionally challenged - I get lost a lot.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

All St. Charles Students

Annie Dillard Award
The Annie Dillard Writing Prize, named after the American Pulitzer Prize winning essayist and novelist, is an annual writing award contest sponsored by the SCC English Department. Read some of her writing here.

All students enrolled in English Composition 101 and 102 courses and Literature courses are eligible to submit 1,000-1,500 word expository papers based on course assignments.

Essays are judged by full-time English Department faculty.The author of the winning paper receives:
  • an invitation to the Student Award Banquet where the winner will be awarded a personal plaque and a $100 cash prize.
  • the winner’s name inscribed on the permanent plaque displayed in the English Department offices.
  • publication of the winning paper in The Mid Rivers Review, the SCC literary magazine.
  • official announcement in the CHAZ, a bi-monthly publication of the Marketing & Communications Department at SCC for students, employees, and friends
Paper should be submitted to me so I can forward them to the contest. The deadline is March 23, 2009.

To Submit:
Print a clean, double-spaced copy of the essay - no grading marks. Your full name shouldn't be in the text anywhere or at the top. Create a cover sheet with the following info printed on it:
Annie Dillard Award Submission
Essay title
Your name
Your address
Your phone number
Your email address
Name of the instructor and class the paper was created for

I will award 10 extra credit point for essays revised according to my comments and submitted to the contest. Let me know if you have questions.

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