By: Najd Ayani
Grand Rapids Community College is hosting the Engage Writing Contest with cash prizes for student winners.
For first place the winner will receive $200, second place will receive $100 and third place will receive $50.
The competition is open for all GRCC students who have taken or are enrolled in at least one of the courses offered by the English Department including, developmental, reading, composition, creative writing, English as a Second Language and literature.
Applications can be filled out through the English Center on the GRCC website.
The entries can be any type of nonfiction writing that engages others. It can be an academic essay or even a multimodal project, all essays need to be submitted before Wed., Feb. 28.
Basically, it’s a chance for the students to share their favorite writings and give a chance for the text to be read and not just die after getting the grade.
“We designed it to highlight the writings of our students,” said Assistant Professor of English Composition Megan Lockard. “…We wanted not only to showcase the skills of our students, but to give them a chance to win some money,”
The results will be announced at the end of this semester, and the winners will be published on the school’s website.
You can read the last year’s winning essays here.