Creative Writing Essay Contest
The English department at Western Kentucky University is pleased to announce our first annual Creative Writing Contest. Students should visit https://www.wku.edu/english/essay-contests.php to complete an application and submit a 500-750-word essay (MLA style; pdf format) based on the prompt below. The English department will invite finalists, their teachers, and family to campus for a reception and ceremony on February 6th where they will be recognized.
The winners will receive scholarships if they choose to major or minor in English at WKU and cash prizes whether or not they attend WKU. First Place: $500 Scholarship and $200 cash; Second Place: $300 Scholarship and $100 cash; Third Place: $200 Scholarship and $50 cash. The winners’ schools will receive $50 contributions to their PTA funds. Applications and Essays are due January 22.
Prompt: Compose a creative work of 750 words or less based on a social media post. Your submission can be any genre (fiction, poetry, nonfiction, playwriting, or screenwriting).