Student Writing Awards

Rresented by Student Activities, Liberal Arts, and the SFCC Foundation

Categories: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction/ Personal Essay, and Academic Essay

PRIZES: Winners receive $65; Runners-Up receive $35

Deadline: Monday, MARCH 6 at noon

Winners, runners-up, and honorable mentions will be published and will be invited to read at the celebration, to be held Thursday, April 27, 6 PM, at Collected Works Bookstore. Winners and runners-up will be considered for the SFCC Foundation Richard Bradford Memorial Creative Writing Scholarship. Applicants must be enrolled in at least three credits to enter. Questions? Email or call (505) 428-1387.


Email your entry to Daniel Kilpatric at

Submit entries as Microsoft Word attachments, single-spaced. Five page maximum per entry, please. There’s no limit on the number of entries or number of categories.

Please remove any identifying information from the entry itself.

In the body of the email, please include your name, the title and category of your entry, and your email address and phone number. Receipt of entry will be acknowledged by email. We’ll email results in April.

Judging will be based on the power of the piece of writing as a work of art: intense images, vivid language, original ideas, and polished presentation.

SFCC & HEC Closed Due to Weather: Saturday, Feb. 23

Based on the road conditions and forecasts regarding weather in our area, SFCC and the Santa Fe Higher Education Center will be closed on Saturday, Feb. 23. No on or off campus classes or activities will be held, and no labs or other student services will be available. TAX-AIDE at the HEC will not be available.