African-American History Month

African-American History Month 2016 –
Essay / Creative Writing Contest
Honoring the Voting Rights Act

Deadline for submissions: January 15, 2016 at 10 a.m.

In August 2015, we celebrated the golden anniversary of the passing of the Voting Rights Act in the United States. Your writing should address the significance of the act, how it has changed over time, and/or how it has impacted your life or the lives of those you care about. In a work of creative writing or a nonfiction essay, share your story.

Student participants are eligible to win cash prizes for first, second, and third place entries.

First prize: $75.00
Second prize: $50.00
Third prize: $25.00

Winners will also be considered for inclusion in the 2016 issue of Renaissance, the Wayne Community College literary magazine.

Deadline: January 15, 2016 at 10 a.m.
Story/essay word limit: 500 words or less
Citations: All sources used in this essay, other than personal experience, must be cited using in-text citations, with a properly-formatted MLA Works Cited page attached. Failure to include documentation constitutes plagiarism.

Do not include your name on the essay/fictional work.

Student Contest is open to all curriculum, continuing education, WEMCHS, adult high school, GED, ESL, and dual-enrolled high school students.

Faculty/Staff Contest is open to all faculty and staff of Wayne Community College.

Questions about the essay / creative writing contest may be forwarded to the Global Education / Cultural Diversity Committee in care of Ashley Merrill.