Writing Contest for First-Year Students

The Howe Center for Writing Excellence and the Office of Liberal Education are sponsoring a writing contest for first-year students this year. They are offering 16 prizes of $100 a piece for the best compositions by incoming first-year students that are based on the book selected for this year’s Summer Reading Program, Jess Goodell’s Shade It Black. Your entry may be in written, digital, or other form. Written submission are to be 350 to 500 words. Audio and videos up to three minutes long. The deadline is midnight, October 2, 2012. You can find out more details here.

If you're interested in reading the book, we have multiple copies here at Miami University Libraries (DS79.766.G63 A3 2011). You can also request a copy through OhioLINK.

We have displays about this summer reading program selection on the first floor of King and in our Special Collections. You can find out more details about the Special Collections materials here.