Student Writing Awards 2021-22


Presented by Media Arts, Creative Writing and the SFCC Foundation


Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction/ Academic Essay, Text & Image. Submissions can be in English and/or Spanish in all categories


Winners receive $50; Runners-Up receive $25

Academic Year 2021-22 Two Submission Deadline

Fall: Friday, December 10 at 5 p.m.
Spring: Friday, March 11 at Noon.

Winners, runners-up, and honorable mentions will be published in Accolades and will be invited to read and share your art at the celebration, to be held at 6 p.m. May 4, 2022 on Zoom.

Winners and Runners-up in each category will also be considered for the SFCC Foundation Richard Bradford Memorial Creative Writing Scholarship.

Applicants must be enrolled in at least three credits in Spring 2022 semesters. Questions? Email


Email your entry to Emily Stern at

Submit WRITING ENTRIES as Microsoft Word attachments, double-spaced, five (5) page maximum per entry. Submit TEXT & IMAGE entries as PNGs or JPEGS (6) submissions—total

Please remove any identifying information from the entry itself.

Include an email message with your name, the title and category of your entry, and your email address and phone number.

Receipt of entries will be acknowledged by email. We’ll email results in April.

Judges will be looking for intense images, vivid language, original ideas, and polished presentation.