Creative Writing Classroom

Composition Awards

Each year the English Department showcases outstanding student writing in two venues: (1) College Composition at Miami (CCM), a book featuring student writing and information about College Composition at Miami and (2) the College Composition Web site. In these venues, the College Composition Program publishes English Department Award compositions as well as other exemplary models of student writing. Compositions submitted may be from English 108, 109, 111, 112, or H101 courses.

The Awards Committee considers exemplary student writing in the following categories

  • Rhetorical Analysis Award

  • Persuasive, Research Based Argument Award

  • Reflective Narrative Award

  • Literary Analysis Award

  • International Student Award (for essays written in 108 or 109)

  • Digital / Multimedia Composition award (sposored by Bedford St. Martins)

  • Reflective Portfolio Award

All award winners will receive at least $100 (distributed either as a check or as a bookstore gift certificate).

Submission Deadlines

The deadline for awards submissions is April 1, 2017. The deadline for submissions for publication consideration (CCM and Web) is the last class day of spring semester. Award-winning compositions are automatically published in CCM. All other submissions, including remaining awards entries, are considered by the CCM Editorial Staff for publication.

Composition Awards Submission Form