Deadline:  Wednesday, March 18th (noon) 2015


The search is on for the best writing student writing of 2014-2015. This contest is open to all classes at Moorpark College.  The English department awards prizes for Expository/First-Person Narrative Writing, Literary Analysis (analytical study of a work of fiction), Critical Analysis (analytical study of a work of non-fiction), and Research.  Nominated essays will also be considered for publication in the Moorpark College Student Essay Anthology. We are soliciting essays from fields other than English as well. Here are the details:


The professor:

1. Nominates the outstanding essay and gives the Submission Form to the student to fill out.

2. Submits the essay (in .pdf, .doc, or .docx form ONLY) at, and

3. Indicates the title of the essay in the Subject line.




Deadline: Noon, Wednesday March 18, 2015, but undertake these steps now! 


The student:

1. Forwards the nominated essay (in .pdf, .doc, or .docx form ONLY) to their professor.

2. Fills out the Submission Form, indicating the mode of the essay.  Should the submission be a combination of modes, s/he should indicate the primary one.  

3. Turns in the Submission Form in S. Dombourian’s box in the Admin. Bldg. or in the envelope on her office door (HSS 226).


Deadline: Noon, Wednesday March 18, 2015, but undertake these steps now! 


Professors, please note:

1. The Submission Form is available on the English Department’s website (

2. Should you submit multiple entries, ensure that you submit each paper in a separate e-mail with the paper as an attachment. Each paper is a separate submission, requiring a different message and attachment to organize them into folders for judges.  Attachments that include multiple entries will not be accepted.

3. Enter only the very BEST work to cross your desk. You may submit up to five entries.

Sage Publications, an independent international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media located in the Conejo Valley, generously supports the Student Writing Awards with an annual grant of $1,000, which is divided among winning entries.