UTC English Writing Awards

The English Department is pleased to invite submissions to the following annual writing awards and scholarships. Students can be freshmen, sophomores or juniors as undergraduates. Graduate students cannot be in their final semester. The winner in each category will be announced at the annual English Department Banquet, held each Spring.

The Creative Nonfiction Award

Only undergraduate or graduate students at UTC are eligible to participate. Entries should be a work of nonfiction between 1,500 and 3,000 words. All entries must be typed, double-spaced, and paginated. Use a 12-point standard font (Times, Times New Roman, etc.), black ink, and at least one inch margins, saved as a PDF file.

The Ken Smith Fiction Award

Only undergraduate or graduate students at UTC are eligible to participate. Entries should be a work of fiction between 1,500 and 3,000 words. All entries must be typed, double-spaced, and paginated. Use a 12-point standard font
(Times, Times New Roman, etc.), black ink, and at least one inch margins, saved as a PDF file.

The Thelma Styles Igou Poetry Scholarship

Only undergraduate or graduate students at UTC are eligible to participate. Entries should consist of three to five unpublished poems saved as a PDF file. Only one entry per person.

Apply here!


Outstanding Graduating Senior Award

The Department also awards three outstanding seniors each year from our Literary Study, Creative Writing, and Rhetoric and Professional Writing tracks. Students are nominated and voted on by faculty.