Women's History Month Competition

Women's History Month Competition

Women's History Month

"Women’s History Month - observed in the United States each year in March - commemorates and encourages the study, observance, and celebration of the vital role of women in American history

 

WHM Competition

Entering the Competition

The Student Activities Student Leadership Institute at Midland College (MC) encourages expressive, interdisciplinary learning and engagement. We invite you to submit your work to this Competition via the submission link below. Entries must address the 2022 theme as established by the National Women’s History Alliance: Providing Healing, Promoting Hope. This year’s theme is, “a tribute to the ceaseless work of caregivers and frontline workers during this ongoing pandemic and also a recognition of the thousands of ways that women of all cultures have provided both healing and hope throughout history."

Contestants may only submit one, original, entry per category. Each category must be submitted separately.

Women’s History Month Competition Entry Form


COMPETITION CATEGORIES

Oratorical contests give contestants an opportunity to gain experience in public speaking while expounding upon compelling topics.  Entry must be original, written by the contestant.

Submission Guidelines: Contestants must upload their entry onto YouTube, and include the URL link with their official submission.

Duration: 7-10 minutes

  • Poetry
  • Short Fiction (not to exceed 10 pages-double spaced)

Contestants may submit one entry in each category. Each category must be submitted separately.

Formatting Requirements: Each submission should be on a separate page in a Microsoft Word (docx or doc) document. Only submit work in Microsoft Word; do not submit work in PDF, Google Docs, or SharePoint because these are difficult for the conference organizer to work with. Please follow these guidelines in your submission:

  • Your filename should be the title of the entry.
  • Use 1” margins on all sides.
  • Center the title, capitalizing important letters one inch from the top of the first page.

Nonfiction writing includes research essays, research reports, memoirs, autobiography, arguments, and analyses. This Nonfiction Writing Contest gives you the opportunity to share the work that you are producing in your coursework and for yourself. Any full-time or part-time student MC student may enter the contest. The contest accepts entries in three categories: 

  • Research Essays/Reports
  • Feature Stories (i.e., profiles of people, places, or businesses)
  • Narrative Nonfiction
  • Contestants may submit one entry in each category. Each category must be submitted separately.

Formatting Requirements: Each submission should be on a separate page in a Microsoft Word (docx or doc) document. Only submit work in Microsoft Word; do not submit work in PDF, Google Docs, or SharePoint because these are difficult for the conference organizer to work with. Please follow these guidelines in your submission: 

  • Your filename should be the title of the entry.
  • Use 1” margins on all sides.
  • Center the title, capitalizing important letters one inch from the top of the first page.
  • Double-space
  • Length: Not to exceed 10 pages

Contestants may use any device to capture image, and may enter 1-5 images addressing the theme.

Piece may be recorded on any device.

Duration: Not to exceed 10 minutes

Submission Guidelines: Contestants must upload their entry onto YouTube, and include the URL link with their official submission. 


ENTRY DEADLINE

Monday, March 14, 2022

PRIZES

  • First Place: $200 and Certificate of Award
  • Second Place: $100 and Certificate of Award
  • Honorable Mention(s): Certificate of Award

Midland College reserves the right to withhold awards in any category.

WHM LUNCHEON AND AWARDS CEREMONY

A luncheon honoring the award recipients is scheduled for Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 12 pm in the Carrasco Room. There is no cost for attendance, but requires registration.

Register your attendance at the luncheon here

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Deana Savage, Special Advisor to the President
Attire: Sunday Best (shades of green, gold, OR white preferred)

PUBLICATION

Selected writings from the Nonfiction Writing Contest will be published in one of the annual Midland College magazines, the Chaparral or the Tableau. A submitted work may also appear on the Midland College website. Material selected for publication will be subject to approval of the President of Midland College.

USAGE RIGHTS

By entering this competition, you acknowledge that Midland College has rights for publication of all submissions.

QUESTIONS?

Taneekwa Hurdle
Student Activities Coordinator
(432) 685-4543
thurdle@midland.edu

 

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