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Win $500! Thompson Awards for Western American Writing Contest – Entry Deadline: March 19, 2013

Each year, thanks to the generosity and kind support of CU alumni Jeannie and Jack Thompson, the Center of the American West awards cash prizes to talented CU students writing on Western topics. This year our theme is “There’s no place like home.”

You may have grown up on a ranch in Greeley, or in the suburbs of New Jersey, or on the bustling streets of London, but whether you call the West your home or you are just passing through, as a student of CU Boulder you live, breathe, eat, drink, and sleep the West. As a result, you have a unique perspective on the West. Here is a rare opportunity to transform that perspective into cash. All you need to do is put it to paper. And you can do so in whatever genre that suits your creative impulse: poetry, fiction, memoir, creative non-fiction or academic non-fiction. You don’t even have to create something new! Search your hard drive for stories, poems, papers, anything you’ve written for classes that deal with the West. There’s no entry fee, and hence, nothing to lose. So go ahead, enter different pieces in different categories.

Judges from a broad range of scholarship and specialties seek writing with vibrancy and appeal to a broad, informed audience. We hope that the recognition bestowed by these awards helps to launch the careers of budding CU writers. All CU-Boulder degree students are welcome to enter. See our website for contest rules, entry form, and to read past years’ winning entries.

Win $500 – Enter Today!
Entry Deadline: March 19, 2013

Open to current CU Boulder students only.

 For more information,

contact academics@centerwest.org or 303.735.1399


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