Dick Shahan UCB Undergraduate Writing Competition

The Dick Shahan UCB Undergraduate Writing Competition is open to all currently enrolled University of Colorado Boulder undergraduate students, whether full-time or part-time, who have declared an English major or minor. Please follow the directions below when submitting your material:

Qualifications:

  • The competition is open to undergraduate students who have declared a major or minor in English.
  • Applicants must be graduating no earlier that the spring of the next academic year (one year after the award cycle in which they submitted an application).
  • You may submit a piece you wrote in the past, so long as it follows the submission requirements detailed below.

Submission Requirements:

  • Submit between 12 and 20 pages (typed, double-spaced) of prose.
  • Applicants may choose from these genres of writing: realistic or experimental fiction, fantasy, satire, regular or creative non-fiction, or critical essay or article (with a research-and-appropriate-notes component). Entries will be in prose form only; no poetry, screenplays, scripts, or multimedia works are eligible. Entries will be in prose form only; no poetry, screenplays, scripts, or multimedia works are eligible. All subject matter should be in good taste.
  • Insert a header that includes the name of the award, your first initial and last name in the upper right corner of each page (e.g. J. Doe, Shahan CW Competition).
  • Insert page numbers (e.g. page 1 of 5) in the lower right corner of each page.
  • Save document as PDF titled: YourLastName_ShahanUG

Award
$1,000
Scopes
College of Arts & Sciences
Deadline
02/15/2020
Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you currently enrolled in an English course (prefix ENGL)?
  2. Is your expected graduation date SPRING 2020 or later?
  3. Upload your submission as outlined in the description.