Call for Entries:
McKinney Writing Contest
Students across campus are encouraged to start working on their entries for the McKinney Writing competition. Categories include fiction or drama, poetry, essays (class papers acceptable), and electronic media (including games). The competition includes two divisions, one for undergraduate students, another for graduate students. Cash prizes are as high as $300. The due date for entries is March 19.
If you win a prize, you can put it on your resume, which has been known to increase employment prospects. You will also enjoy the experience of receiving your prize from a famous author at the awards ceremony in April. Even if you do not win a prize, you will gain practice in writing that will help you to develop a valued capability in the professions.
Pulitzer Prize-winner Marilynne Robinson will present awards to the winners of the McKinney Contest and perform a reading beginning at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, in the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies Auditorium. The event is free of charge and open to the public.
For competition details, visit the website at www.cm.rpi.edu/pl/mckinney.