Student Writing Awards


Presented by Media Arts, Creative Writing and the SFCC Foundation

Categories: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction/ Academic Essay, Text & Image

PRIZES: Winners receive $50; Runners-Up receive $25

Two Submission Deadline:

Fall: Friday, December 10 at Noon.
Spring: Friday, March 12 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 in May 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 2021 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.