The Composition and Rhetoric Program showcases outstanding student writing by offering an annual First-Year Academic Writing Achievement Award for the best final academic research essays in ENC 1101 classes. ENC 1101 instructors nominate student writing that exemplifies exceptional academic writing and research; all ENC 1101 students are eligible to submit their final research essays for consideration. The Composition Committee selects first- through third-place winners and announces the winners at the Annual Composition Symposium. Award recipients receive a certificate and a cash prize sponsored by Pearson Publishing. With permission from the writers, the award essays will be published on the Composition and Rhetoric Program's homepage.
Students may submit essays from fall and spring ENC 1101 sections. The deadline for award submissions takes place twice during the academic year:
Instructions for Submitting Essays:
Please talk with your ENC 1101 instructor about submission procedures. An online submission process is forthcoming.
Fall 2012 Winners: