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Undergraduate Writing Symposium: Faculty Nominations

The Undergraduate Writing Symposium provides an opportunity for departments and faculty to showcase exemplary work completed in their courses and gives us all an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of our undergraduate students.

We welcome nomination of argumentative essays, research reports, creative pieces (fiction, poetry, etc.) and other writing projects that can be read aloud. Any piece completed during the 2017 calendar year is welcome to compete for inclusion in the event.

*NEW* Beginning in Spring 2018 we also welcome nominations of multimodal compositions for this year’s symposium, during which we hope to showcase Vanderbilt students producing pieces that stretch how we define “writing” in our digital age.

To nominate a student for the Vanderbilt Undergraduate Writing Symposium, please fill out the form below. Each faculty member may complete as many as five nominations. The nomination deadline is Friday, January 12, 2018.

Once you submit your nominations, you will be copied on the email inviting your students to submit their writing and compete for inclusion in the Symposium. We invite you to follow up with the students that you have nominated to encourage their participation.

We also encourage you to join us for the symposium itself! The 2018 Undergraduate Writing Symposium will be held Sunday, March 25, in the John Siegenthaler Center (1207 18th Ave. South) with a reception to follow in the same space.

Click here to learn more about the event and the review process for all nominations.

Nomination Form