2014 FCHC Writing Contest
Categories for Submissions
1. Freshman / Sophomore Documented Research or Critical Thinking
2. Junior / Senior Documented Research or Critical Thinking
3. Freshman through Senior Poetry Writing (one poem per student)
4. Freshman through Senior Fiction Writing
1. First prize in each category: $200 for the student
2. Second prize in each category: $150 for the student
3. Third prize in each category: $100 for the student
4. Honorable Mention in each category: $50 for the student
All winners receive free conference registration and each institution will receive a $50 subsidy (for hotel costs) for each first and second place winner who attends the FCHC Conference. This prize is provided as reimbursement for costs at the conference.
Only students who register for and attend the conference will receive awards.
1. Member institutions may submit only three papers in each category.
2. A student may submit only one poem.
3. Papers which have won a contest previously may not be submitted.
4. Winning contestants will be required to present an organized, concise overview of their papers, an excerpt from the story, or read the poem at the FCHC Conference. Only students who register for and attend the conference will receive awards.
1. Submissions should not exceed 10 pages. Works Cited and appendices do not count as part of the 10 pages.
2. Submissions must be in 12 point font or larger, double spaced.
3. Submission must be purged of all identifying markers
4. Submissions (except fiction and poetry) must contain correct grammar, mechanics, and documentation. Papers with errors will be disqualified.
5. Documentation must be in MLA or APA style.
1. Submissions must be submitted online through the following form
2. Each submission must:
a. Be formatted as .doc, .docx, or .pdf.
b. Be purged of all identifying markers (e.g., author’s name, institutional affiliation, mentoring faculty name, acknowledgements, etc.) .
c. Include the title on the first page.
3. Submissions must be submitted no later than December 6, 2013.
· Directors will be notified of their winning entries by the conference registration date
· All entries will be judged by a panel of at least three judges from a variety of academic disciplines in community colleges and universities.
· The judges will look for scholarship, creativity, style, and correct standard English.