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Pen-to-Paper Writing Contest

The University Writing Center and Writing Across Curriculum program announce the Arnold Kossoff Pen-to-Paper Writing Contest.

This annual writing contest is an opportunity for you to reflect on your life and values and to honor the memory of Arnold Kossoff.

Essays should be 450-650 words.

A $400 scholarship prize awarded to the best Undergraduate and Graduate essays. Eligible writers must be currently enrolled students.

Topics can be broad ranging but must be focused and purposeful. Students may submit more than one entry. Any style of essay (personal, persuasive, expository, lyric, and so on) is welcome and we hope contestants will be inspired by the spirit of Mr. Kossoff’s work.

Submission deadline: Friday, March 15

Winners will be announced at the 2024 Student Publication Ceremony at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, April 10 (doors open at 10:30) in the Majestic Palm Room of the Student Union.

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Questions? Contact Julianne Zvolensky ( 

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