RULES: 1. Prizewinning entries will be published on the Southwesterner website (http://southwesterner.swau.edu ) as well as the website for the SWAU student writers group the Rough Writers (http://roughwriters.proboards.com). 2. You must be a student at Southwestern Adventist University to enter. 3. Your entry must be an unpublished work by you. It should be consistent with the values and ideals of Southwestern. 4. Please include the title of your piece on both the first page of the manuscript and on the cover sheet. Do not include your name on the manuscript. Each page of the manuscript should include a header with title and page number. 5. Two entries per category maximum per student. 6. Include a cover sheet. It should list: a. Entry category b. Title of the entry c. Name, year and major d. Telephone number e. Email address 7. DEADLINE: Turn in to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, March 19 at 5 p.m. Winners will be announced at SWAU assembly, April 2.
CATEGORIES: (1) Short Stories: 10 pages or less, double spaced. (2) Poetry: 20 lines or less. (3) Essays: 10 pages or less, double spaced. (4) Screenplays: 20 pages or less.
PRIZES: GRAND PRIZE: $100.00 cash; $50 certificate at Bennett’s Printing and Office Supply First Place Winner of each category: $50 cash Second Place Winner of each category: $25 gift certificate to Texas ABC
JUDGES: Rodney Vance, screenplays Jerry D. Thomas, short stories Dan Lamberton, poetry Beverly Rumble, essays
The purpose of the contest is to draw attention to the Rough Writers, as well as identify any students who are potential members of the Rough Writers. We need to use word of mouth to promote both of them, but also articles in the Southwesterner, posters, and any other means we can think of.
Tomorrow is the day! Officially all submissions are supposed to be in by 5 p.m. (which was the starting time for our weekly meeting before we changed it). I will give a full report when we get together at 6.