Writing Contests

Will Hochman Excellence in Writing Award

Seniors with a GPA of at least a 3.0, who have taken at least two W courses at Southern, may submit an application to the Will Hochman Excellence in Writing Award. An application consists of:

  • An academic writing sample between 5 and 10 pages (with the assignment, or brief description of the assignment)

Applications should be submitted here: Writing Contest - PROJ SSRV Writing Center by March 5. The winner will be announced by April 5. The award will be presented at Honors Convocation.

Papers will be evaluated based on this rubric.

OWLS Writing Award

The Writing Across the Curriculum Committee invites all students to submit a paper from ENG 112 or a W course for the OWLS Writing Award. Limit one paper per student per year. Papers should be more than three pages, and no more than ten pages.

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