Contests and Awards

IEEE IPCC 2011 Call for Student Posters

The Professional Communication Society of the IEEE is accepting student submissions for its annual conference. Students who wish to participate may prepare a poster on the topic of "sustainable solutions to technical challenges" for the conference, which takes place from October 17-19, 2011 at the University of Cincinnati. Students are welcomed to participate either in person or via a "virtual poster session."

For details, see the full text of the call for submissions.

Young Scholars in Writing

Young Scholars in Writing, an "international, peer-reviewed journal that is fully indexed in the MLA bibliography" is seeking student submissions.

For more details, see their website and the information from YSW below:

"YSW welcomes research articles on writing and rhetoric authored by undergraduate students at all levels--from graduating seniors to students enrolled in first-year composition classes. There's also a Comment and Response section that seeks to generate a dialogue among undergraduate students about our discipline. Previous issues of YSW have featured articles on topics ranging from queer theory in Writing Centers to the role of music in the abolitionist rhetoric of the 19th century ; from the effective of teacher comments on students' revision practices to the epideictic practices of Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush; from the embodied rhetoric of female characters in Cristina García's novels the architectural arguments of the Creation Museum."

Spring 2011 Common Book Contest Winners Announced

Congratulations to Alicia Berdeguez, Jennifer Robinson, and Eric Lopez, winners of the Spring 2011 Common Book Writing Contest! For the full story, please visit the Spring 2011 Common Book Contest Winners page.

Award-Winning Publications

Read about previous contest and award winners in our Award-Winning Writing archive.

Fisheries student wins $6,000 for writing

Writing pays off in a big way for Auburn University’s Andrew Landis. Follow the link below to read more about how this Auburn graduate student, a PhD candidate in Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures, wrote his way to the $6,000 Grand Prize of the 2010 Future of Southern Agriculture Student Essay Contest.

Professors honored with Conference Best Paper Award

Auburn professors of hotel and restaurant management, Martin O'Neill and Kyungmi Kim, recently presented their paper entitled "The Use of Sequential Critical Incident Analysis" at the annual meeting of the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education. They were awarded the Conference Best Paper Award in their category, Services Marketing/Management. O'Neill, who serves as the head of the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, was sworn in to office as the new president of the U.S. Southern CHRIE Federation.

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