Writing Center Essay Contest

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The Writing Center Essay Contest, now in its fifth year, asks students to analyze or reflect upon a topic that is of current importance. Essay topics and details are announced every November - check back with us then!

For the full requirements and instructions, please read the full prompt below. All UW-Platteville students are eligible to submit an essay with the exception of student employees of the UW-Platteville Writing Center.

Prizes will be awarded as follows:

  • First Prize: $500.00
  • Second Prize: $300.00
  • Third Prize: $200.00

Support for this contest comes from the UW-Platteville Foundation.

For more information, please read the University News article on the 2014 Essay Contest.

2015-2016 Essay PROMPT

Check back with us in November 2015!

Deadline for submission

Check back with us in November 2015!

Submission Guidelines

1. Submissions are to be original essays, typed and double-spaced.

2. The finished essay must be 1,000-1,500 words long.

3. Each essay must include a title page with the following information: title of essay, student’s name, major, local (college) address, permanent (home) address, e-mail address, and telephone number(s). You must also include the following statement: “I hereby affirm that this is an original essay and my own work.”

4. Submit essays online by e-mailing writingcenter@uwplatt.edu or bring them to the Writing Center at 306 Brigham Hall by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 13, 2015.

Feel free to contact Morgan Spitzer by e-mail (spitzerm@uwplatt.edu) or by phone (608.342.1615) if you have questions. 

Participants are encouraged to schedule a Writing Center appointment with one of our consultants. happy writing!

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WATR - Writing Center Hours

Writing Center Hours

Writing Center - Fall 2015 Hours
Monday - Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Call 608.342.1615 to make an appointment!


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