News: 2017 Kurnitz Writing Award, An English Writing Contest for Non-Native Speakers - Deadline: March 17, 2017

December 13, 2016 - 2:45pm

UCLA's Dashew Center for International Students and Scholars (DCISS) is offering a great scholarship opportunity for international undergraduate and graduate students to gain recognition for their mastery of the English language. An UCLA tradition for over 40 years, the award seeks to reward non-native English speakers for their ability to showcase their creative writing skills. Students are asked to submit original pieces, ranging from screenplays, novels, short stories, poetry and more. There will be three cash prizes awarded to the top three authorswith a grand prize of $2,500, so all international students interested in creative writing are encouraged to apply! Applications are due on Friday, March 17 and we will be hosting an introductory workshop and one-on-one peer review sessions during the Winter quarter to help participants as they develop their ideas and polish their final submissions. 


*Please note that AB540, UCLA Certificate Program, Visiting Graduate Researchers, and UCLA Extension students are not eligible to participate in the contest as per the endowment's guidelines. 


For more information about who's eligible and competition rules and requirements, you can visit the Dashew Center's website. You may also refer to the promotional flyer attached for more details.

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