On Tuesday, April 2, 2013, the finest writers of USC will gather for a celebratory evening of fellowship. Each spring, undergraduate writers at USC from disciplines across the University convene to share their work, compete for substantial cash prizes, and enjoy themselves at a celebratory banquet. Last year, 370 students—in majors from Neuroscience to Music—participated in four categories: Analytical Essay, Researched Essay, Professional Writing, and Creative Works. If you’re a USC undergraduate, we encourage you to come join the fun! You’ve already written a dynamite essay—now reap your reward. Submission deadline is 11:59 PM on Friday, March 2nd. Click here to submit.
Tim Hobert, an Emmy Award-nominated television screenwriter and producer will deliver the keynote speech. His credits include: Spin City, Scrubs, ‘Til Death, Community, and The Middle.
Students are encouraged to submit in four categories:
- Professional Writing/Moral Reasoning: papers about ethical dimensions of your discipline or future profession; Marshall white papers; Annenberg analyses of media industries; IR problem-based essays; Philosophy papers; some English & cultural studies essays; WRIT 340 pre-law briefs or memos; researched essays; some GE cat. 6 essays; some GE cat. 2 essays.
- Analytical essay: thesis-driven essays and editorials; use of theoretical and conceptual models; critical theory; close readings of primary text(s); furthering or interrogating established truths or concepts.
- Research essay: multiple sources, bibliography; literature and science reviews.
- Creative Work: short stories, screenplays, collections of poetry, scripts for performance art, one-act plays, multimedia
Entry length: Up to 40 pages per essay/creative work.
One submission per category, but you can compete in multiple categories. Questions? Ask Professor Norah Ashe-McNalley, email@example.com
Reasons to Attend:
- Be automatically considered for publication in Scribe
- Be automatically considered for publication in OAPS – Outstanding Academic Papers by Students a collaborative, international program by academic research libraries to encourage, recognize, and preserve excellence in student scholarship.
- Meet other writers and ask them questions about how they work.
- Dine at the posh Town & Gown
- Discuss your and other writers’ work in light of themes and questions important to writers.
- Bolster that ever-lengthening résumé of accomplishments