SFCC Liberal Arts and Media Arts
Katie Besser Awards 2020

Now accepting submissions

Deadline for entry: Deadline extended to 5 p.m on Friday, March 13, 2020
Prizes: Winners in each category receive $50, runners-up $25
Winners will be considered for the Richard Bradford Scholarship.
All winners, runners-up, and honorable mentions will be published in Accolades and invited to read at the celebration at Meow Wolf in May.


  • Poetry
  • Fiction
  • Creative Non-fiction
  • Academic Essay
  • Text/Image
  • Instructor-nominated
  • en Español


How to Enter

  • Email your entry to Emily Stern at
  • Submit WRITING entries as Microsoft Word attachments, double-spaced, five (5) page maximum per entry, please.
  • Submit TEXT/IMAGE entries as PNGs or JPEGS.
  • Maximum of six (6) submissions—total—per student, excluding instructor nominations.
  • Please remove any identifying information from the entry itself.
  • Submission email must include your name, the title and category of your entry, your email address and phone number.
  • Receipt of entries will be acknowledged by email.
  • Results will be announced via email in April.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in at least three credits this school year (Fall OR Spring Semester).
Questions? Email
or call (505) 428-1467.
Sponsored by SFCC Liberal Arts, SFCC
Media Arts, & the SFCC Foundation.