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UC Composition Writing Contest

Welcome to the University of Cincinnati Composition Writing Contest Submission Portal!

Contest Overview

The English Composition Writing Contest is an annual celebration of the best student writing in English composition courses across all colleges at the University of Cincinnati. Students are encouraged to submit their best work from Intermediate Composition (ENGL2089 or 2089H or ESL 2089), English Composition (ENGL1001, 1012, 1002 or ESL 1080) or Introduction to Composition (ESL 1070 or ENGL1000, 0099, or 0097) through this online portal.

Essays or multimodal projects composed during Summer 2023, Fall 2023 or Spring 2024 are eligible for submission.

The deadline for submissions is March 4, 2024.


Prizes are awarded for the top essays in the categories of Research Text, Personal/Reflective Text, ReCast (multimodal) Text, and Rhetorical Analysis Texts.

The Writing Awards Ceremony, held each spring on the Clifton campus, is a special event that honors the winners of our student essay and project contests. Both the awardees and their instructors will receive detailed information about their recognitions and the ceremony. We extend an invitation to all contest participants to join us in this celebration of the hard work and achievements of all our student writers.


To submit, upload your entry, indicating the course, and complete the form for the project or essay you are submitting. Only complete submissions will be considered for judging.

2024 Contest is Now Closed

Check back soon for 2025 contest details and entry form!