Student Writing Contest

This contest is open to currently registered full and part-time Riverland students.

Cash awards of $100 will be given in each of the following categories:

Creative Nonfiction

One “Honorable Mention” prize will also be awarded in each category.

Winners will be published in the Spring 2018 Accent, the Riverland creative writing publication.  All submissions will be considered for publication in the Accent.

Students may enter multiple categories but can only win a cash award in one category.  Copyright will remain with the author of the work.  All work submitted must be the original work of the author and must not have been previously published.

Students may only submit one work of Fiction and Creative Non-fiction—maximum length is four double-spaced pages (1,000 words).   Students may submit only two poems--maximum length is two double-spaced pages.

Submissions in all categories will be judged by a qualified panel.  All decisions will be final.

Winners and “Honorable Mentions” will be notified by email on or before April 20th and are encouraged, but not required, to attend, share and be acknowledged for their work at the Poetry Reading event on May 2nd.

Entries should be submitted by email in a 12 pt. font in a .doc, .txt, or .rtf document file to


Submissions will be accepted until midnight, April 6th.