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NDSU students to compete in W-Challenge writing contest

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NDSU students will have a chance to demonstrate their writing skills during the upcoming annual W-Challenge Writing competition. This is the event’s third year.

The early submission deadline is Friday, March 9, while the final deadline is Tuesday, April 3. Early submissions are eligible for additional prizes.

“We’re really proud of the writing that NDSU students do, and the W-Challenge gives us the opportunity for us to recognize especially high-quality work,” said competition organizer Lisa Arnold, assistant professor of English and director of First-Year Writing. “We encourage all NDSU students, regardless of major, to submit writing that they’re proud of. It’s free to enter, so there’s nothing to lose.”

Entries will be accepted in these categories:

• Academic writing

• Professional writing

• Creative writing

• Everyday writing

• Writing in foreign languages

Participants can enter one submission per category, up to three total entries.

To assist students, two workshops are scheduled:

• Revision and Design

Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Memorial Union Mandan room

• Polishing

Wednesday, Feb. 28, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Memorial Union Rose room

Entry submissions are preferred electronically to or in hard copy to the English department, Minard E318.

The competition is supported by the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; College of Engineering; College of Human Development and Education; College of Science and Mathematics; Department of Communication; Department of History, Philosophy and Religion; Department of Modern Languages; NDSU Bookstore; NDSU Libraries; Office of Teaching and Learning; and Women and Gender Studies Program.

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