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Fall 2019 - Spring 2020 Writing Contests

The English Department, with the help of certain special friends of the department, offers several contests, detailed below. Students who write great essays, short stories, or poems can win cash prizes and campus recognition. 

Please click on this link to submit your essay for one of the following awards:

  • The George H. Herrick English 101 Writing Award (Open only to students enrolled in English 101 at LAVC)
  • The Susan Pierce Award for Critical Writing (Open to students enrolled in English 102, 103, or 200 Level Courses at LAVC)
  • The Creative Writing Award for Poetry (Open to any student enrolled in an LAVC English class)
  • The Creative Writing Award for Short Fiction (Open to any student enrolled in an LAVC English class. The submission for should be no more than 1200 words.)