English Department Essay Contests

Spring 2010

Submissions for the following essay contests are being accepted through March 15, 2011. Submission forms are available in the English Department office.

  • Composition Essay Contest. Eligible essays include any essay written for College Writing I (ENG 100) or College Writing II (ENG 101) during Spring or Fall 2010 or Spring 2011. The award will go to the best composition essay submitted. Authors should submit two clean, typed copies of their essay and of the assignment sheet. The title should appear on the essay’s first page, but neither the author’s name nor the instructor’s name should appear on the submitted copy. Both author and instructor must sign a submission form, available in the English Department office.
  • Tricia Voigt Memorial Award. Eligible essays include any essay or short story related to the subject of nature or the environment. Authors must be English majors. The essay or story must be written during the current academic year but need not have been written for a course. The award will go to the best essay or short story submitted. If possible and appropriate, preference will be given to essays that are written in lucid prose rather than “lit-crit” jargon.
  • Literary Essay Contest. Eligible essays include any essay written for an English literature course between April 2010 and March 15, 2011. Authors should submit two clean, typed copies of their essay and of the assignment sheet. The title should appear on the essay’s first page, but neither the author’s name nor the instructor’s name should appear on the submitted copy. Both author and instructor must sign a submission form, available in the English Department office.
  • Herman Doh Sonnet Competition. Guidelines forthcoming.

Due date for all entries:

  • March 15, 2011, English Department main office

Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you would like more information about English programs at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact

Thomas J. Morrissey, Chair
Phone: (518) 564-2134
Fax: (518) 564-2140
Email: morristj@plattsburgh.edu

Champlain Valley Hall 104
SUNY Plattsburgh
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901