This award is intended to reward writers who can create a strong single effect on their audience through a portfolio of two different types of expository pieces including, but not limited to, research paper, essay, personal essay, memoir, article or other expository piece. (For example, a student may submit a research paper and a memoir, but not two research papers or two memoirs.) Fiction and Poetry will not be accepted. Each piece should take risks in terms of language to show the author knows how to manipulate language for voice. Writing should demonstrate a strong use of rhythm, diction and utilize a strong tone.
Each piece must contain a minimum of 800 words and a maximum of 1,500 words. Each piece must be double-spaced. Any material coming from an outside source must be appropriately documented using APA, MLA, or other similar style manual.