Writing Center

Scriblerian Contest

The deadline for the Spring 2020 competition is April 3, 2020 at midnight.

The Scriblerian Writing Competition is designed to recognize the efforts of students in SUU English writing classes and other general education classes that require written assignments. If you have a paper to submit for consideration, please fill out the form above and attach a copy of your paper WITHOUT YOUR NAME to the submission.

Any writing submitted to the Scriblerian Competition must come from a class the student has taken within the last year at SUU. The class may be over when the paper is submitted.

Papers from English 1010 or 2010 can be submitted into one of two categories:

  • Expressive (Creative & Hybrid)
  • Argumentative (Research & Analysis)

Papers from General Education 1000 and 2000 classes can be submitted into one of three categories:

  • Expressive (Creative & Hybrid)
  • Argumentative (Research and Analysis)
  • Quantitative (Lab Reports & Technical Writing)

Applicants will be notified through email by April 6, 2020 after the SUU Writing Center Scriblerian Committee has finished determining the winners.

Prizes will be awarded at a winners reception on April 16, 2020 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. in the SUU Writing Center (BC 101). Students who place in the competition are all eligible to read an excerpt of their paper and will receive a SUU Bookstore gift card.

  • 1st Place prize: $20
  • 2nd Place prize: $10
  • Honorable Mention prize: $5

Family, friends, and professors are invited to support winners at the awards ceremony. Refreshments will be provided.