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SLC's Undergraduate Writing Contest

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How do I enter?

If you are an undergraduate who has completed 30-89 credits, you are eligible to enter. Submit any paper that you have handed in (or will hand in) to any SFU course between January 1 and December 31, 2017. Length: 1,250 to 2,500 words.

Note: Papers may be revised before submission.

What can I win?

Winning entries will be awarded a prize:

  • First prize: $200
  • Second prize: $150
  • Third prize: $100

All winners and “honourable mention” papers will be published online by the SFU Library as examples of strong writing across the disciplines.

Can SLC Peers (past and present) enter?

Yes! We also encourage our current and former SLC Learning, Writing, and EAL Peers to submit a paper. One $200 prize will be awarded to the strongest “Peer” paper received. Former peers must be enrolled as SFU undergraduate students in Fall 2017 to be eligible.

How can I find out more?

See General information: SLC writing contest for more information, including eligibility, judging criteria, and instructions on how to enter.


Submission deadline December 5

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