Apr 20th, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM


President’s Writing Awards


Boise State University

Faculty Sponsor

Carrie Seymour


Winning students will read sections of their entries.

The President’s Writing Awards is celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary of recognizing excellence in student writing. During this time, the contest has awarded prizes for a diverse selection of student essays in a number of different categories. The contest is funded by the President’s office and submissions are encouraged from academic departments across the curriculum. Categories are carefully chosen each year to include many types of academic writing, including critical analysis, research reporting, and creative nonfiction. We have also had specialized categories sponsored by various departments including Spanish, Business, and Education. This year we added a new category specifically for writing in Science, Math, and Engineering, and we are commemorating the twentyfifth anniversary by publishing an anthology that highlights some of the best winning essays available, including several of those chosen for this year’s awards. Ultimately, the contest gives students a chance to highlight the work, both creative and research-based, that they have produced during their academic careers.