University Writing Competition

Celebrating the Written Word Across Campus

University Writing Committee Poster


The Senate Writing Committee announces the 2014 University Writing Competition.  In an effort to solicit a wide array of contestants, the committee encourages students from across campus to submit papers or written projects to one of five categories: Persuasive, Expository/Professional, Research, Creative, and Common Read.   Award-winning papers will be posted to the University Writing Committee’s webpage and archived at the Lane Library.  Student honorees will receive awards and present their paper during the Student Scholars Symposium, April 30th.  Awards will include certificates and cash prizes.

Competition Rules and Guidelines

  1. The deadline for submission is 11:59 P.M. on March 31st, 2014.
  2. Only Armstrong students enrolled in the 2013-14 academic year are eligible to make submissions.  Graduate and undergraduate submissions are eligible and will be judged separately.
  3. Submissions cannot have been honored in any previous competition or have been previously published.
  4. Submissions must be made to a single category.  Please refer to the competition categories posted to the 2013-2014 University Writing Competition webpage.  Each category (except Common Read) is eligible to have both a graduate and an undergraduate honoree.
  5. Submissions should generally be typed, double-spaced, in no less than 12 point font.  There may be exceptions to this format particularly in the creative category.
  6.  All submissions must be accompanied by the following documents (forms located on the Competition web page):
    1. Submission Form
    2. Permission to Present/Publish Student Writing
  7. Three printed copies of the submission must be delivered by March 26th to Dr. Deborah Reese: Attn: University Writing Competition; The Writing Center, 123 Gamble Hall; Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA  31419
  8. One digital copy of the submission should be emailed to Dr. Tricia Brown at
  9. Questions regarding submissions should be directed to Dr. Deborah Reese, Director of the University Writing Center at or (912) 344-3072.
  10. Graduate and Undergraduate honorees for each category will be chosen from a panel of faculty judges.  Each honoree will be asked to present their project at an award ceremony to be held during the Student Scholars Symposium, April 30th, at the Student Union.

View and Print the Following Documents:

2014 Student Honorees and Award-Winning Papers

Check back here after April 30th to view selected student honorees and papers.