National Student Literary Competition
League for Innovation in the Community College
Student Literary Award Competition
Each year, the League for Innovation invites board member colleges to participate in the Student Literary Award competition, which showcases a selection of the best works created by today's community college students. The initial competition takes place at each board member college or district, with the winners of each local contest moving on to compete at the national level.
Submissions are judged in one of four categories: Fictional Short Story, One-Act Play, Poetry or Personal Essay. First, second and third place, as well as an honorable mention, are awarded in each category. National-level first, second and third place winners receive cash prizes.
All national-level entries receive a Certificate of National Merit and are published in the League's Student Literary Competition publication, produced by the current host college.
Students must be currently enrolled in for-credit courses
Entries must be original works written during enrollment at a participating colleges
Essay: 2,500 words
Fiction: 3,500 words
One-Act Play: 3,500 words, including stage direction/production notes
Poetry: 67 lines
First Place: $500
Second Place: $200
Third Place: $100
Fall 2019: Dec. 8
Spring 2020: March 15