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W-Challenge celebration to highlight student writing

The writing skills of NDSU students will be on display during the annual W-Challenge’s end-of-the-year celebration and awards presentation, scheduled for Tuesday, May 1, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The awards will be announced at 5 p.m. in Minard 230, followed by a reception and readings by the winners.

In the W-Challenge, undergraduate students submit writing in five award categories: academic writing, creative writing, professional writing, everyday writing and writing in foreign languages. 

“With more than 120 submissions across the categories, the W-Challenge writing competition is more competitive than ever,” said Lisa Arnold, assistant professor of English and First-Year Writing director. “We are proud of the writing that NDSU students do – and we think you will be, too. Join us in recognizing the winners of the W-Challenge at our award event.”

Projects may incorporate visual, audio, digital or other media, but must include a substantial textual component. Two workshops on the topics of “Revision and Design” and “Polishing” were held to guide the students during the competition.

“The Writing Challenge tells students that the university values their writing and recognizes writing as important. Students respond to the challenge when they know that,” saidBruce Maylath, professor of English and director of Upper-Division Writing.

"Writing is essential in so many of our personal and professional activities throughout our lives, so we are proud of the students who have practiced and excelled in expressing themselves in the genres and languages of the event,” said Gwen Stickney, associate professor of Spanish and chair of modern languages.“The variety is remarkable. Congratulations to all the participants for rising to the W-Challenge."

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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