Annual Essay Contest for WRT 102

To participate students must be enrolled in WRT 102 during either the Fall or Spring semesters (or Summer term) of a given calendar year. All papers prepared for the WRT102 portfolio are eligible for submission and a student can submit as many as three papers, one in each category. The deadline for submission will be January 31, 2014.

Judging is based on the quality and effectiveness of the writing. Depending on the number of applicants, one winner may be chosen in each of the following categories: Best WRT 102 Analytic Essay, Best WRT 102 Researched Essay, and Best WRT 102 Informal Paper. Winners will receive a monetary award of $100.00. (Subject to Federal and State income taxes)

To submit an essay for consideration, send an email to with the subject line "2013 Essay Contest Submission". Please attach the essay file to the email, and include the following information:

  1. Title of your paper
  2. Category of your paper: Analytic Essay, Researched Essay, or Informal Paper
  3. Your WRT instructor's name
  4. Your name
  5. Your SBU ID#
  6. Your preferred email address, phone number, and mailing address

If submitting multiple papers, you should send a separate email/form for each. By submitting your essay, you are certifying that the paper included is your own work. 


2012 Winners

WRT 102 - First Place Informal Essay

Rebekkah Karp: "My First Time"

WRT 102 - First Place Analysis Essay

Nicole Casson: "Copyright and Copywrong"

WRT 102 - First Place Researched Essay

Brian Mazeski: "Generation Disbelief: Why Society Didn’t Know or Believe Smoking Was Harmful"

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