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UWC 30th Anniversary Celebration

January 26th, 2023

5pm-7pm

PCL UFCU Room

Can’t join us in person? Join the event via zoom here: https://utexas.zoom.us/j/94007553134

Passcode: 546169

UWC Writing Contest:

Composing Community During COVID

The University Writing Center will honor the best undergraduate and graduate writing on the topic of “Composing Community during Covid.” Prizes will be awarded to the essays that explore (in creative and critical ways) the effects of Covid on your sense of community. Some questions to consider, just as a starting point: How did Covid shape your interactions and your sense of belonging? How did different approaches to managing the pandemic’s effects (masks, quarantines, online meetings/Zoom classes, etc.) change what you believed about community and self?

Prizes
There will be one prize awarded for the best undergraduate essay and one prize awarded for the best graduate essay. Each prize is $500.


Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on March 10, 2022.


Length: Essays should range from 3,000-5,000 words. Essays exceeding 5,000 words will not be considered. In-text citations, footnotes, captions, appendices, and bibliographies/Works Cited pages all count toward the maximum limit.Prizes
There will be one prize awarded for the best undergraduate essay and one prize awarded for the best graduate essay. Each prize is $500.


Other Considerations:

Students must be enrolled at UT Austin at the time of the contest.

Submitted work must be original and unpublished. Submission of work to the contest grants permission to the UWC and the university to publish the work on its website and for other promotional purposes. Students retain copyright for their work.

Students are encouraged to use the University Writing Center (consultants, writing groups, handouts, etc.) as they write their essays.

Collaborative essays will be considered, and any prizes awarded will be split between co-authors.

Judges will consider only one entry per student.

Students will indicate on the entry form that they are submitting their original and unpublished work, and that they grant permission for their work to be published by UGS and the university on its websites and for other promotional purposes. Students will retain copyright to their work.