Student Writing Awards

Several opportunities are available for Undergraduate Students to submit writing for publication or financial awards in the 2017-2018 academic year. 

See the links below for the awards/publications:

Artifacts:  A Journal of Undergraduate Writing

Artifacts is a refereed journal of undergraduate writing at the University of Missouri.  The journal celebrates writing in all its forms by inviting student authors to submit their projects composed across different genres and media.  Priority deadline for submissions is March 1, 2018.

Mizzou Advantage Awards

MU's longstanding culture of collaboration encourages faculty to partner with like-minded researchers from other fields.  Submissions that engage directly with one of the four Mizzou Advantage topics will be eligible for three prizes.    The topic areas are Food for the Future, Media of the Future, One Health/One Medicine and Sustainable Energy.  Priority Deadline for submissions is March 1, 2018

MU Museum of Art and Archaeology Shield of Achilles Awards

In collaboration with the Museum of Art and Archaeology, the Campus Writing Program will offer three Shield of Achilles writing awards for the best example of MU undergraduate ekphrastic writing.  Ekphrastic writing means "to speak out" and and typically denotes poetry or creative writing concerning itself with the visual arts, artistic objects and/or highly visual scenes.  This award will involve creative student responses to objects displayed at the MU Museum of Art and Archaeology.  Priority deadline for submissions is March 1, 2018.

MU School of Law Student Writing Competition:  Campus Speech, Protest and Conflict Resolution (Undergraduate Competition)

In collaboration with the University of Missouri School of Law, the Campus Writing Program will offer several writing awards to high school and undergraduate students. 

The Undergraduate Competition is open to all persons enrolled as of 9/1/2017, in a program of higher education leading to an undergraduate degree.  Applicants may be affiliated with degree-providing institutions located in any country.  Papers that have been published or accepted for publication elsewhere are not eligible for the competition. Financial prizes range from $100-$1000 and the three top winning papers will be published on the MU School of Law Center for Dispute Resolution website. Priority deadline for submissions is March 1, 2018.

MU School of Law Student Writing Competition:  Campus Speech, Protest and Conflict Resolution (High School Competition)

The Missouri high school writing competition is open to all persons enrolled as of 9/1/2017 in grades 9,10,11 or 12 in a Missouri public or private high school.  Papers that have been published or accepted for publication elsewhere are not eligible for the competition.  Financial prizes range from $100-$300 and scholarships from $500-$2000.  The three top winning papers and honorable mentions will be published on the MU School of Law Center for Dispute Resolution website. In addition, the authors of the winning papers and honorable mentions and their faculty advisers will be invited to a Champions Workshop on the Mizzou campus in Spring 2018.  This advanced workshop will take place on the MU campus and will consist of a variety of activities including small group discussions with Mizzou professors and faculty experts on topics related to the competition.  Priority deadline for submissions is February 1, 2018.