A $10.00 Entry Fee is required of all participants. Payment of the fee allows students to submit multiple entries to multiple contests,
subject to the limitations of the individual contests. Students entering multiple
contests need only pay the fee once. This fee is due by Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 5:00pm.
Visit our ticket website to pay your entry fee under the event labeled "Celebration of the Humanities 2023-2024 Entry." If you have any questions, please call the School of Arts office at 209-575-6081.
You must pay the $10 Entry Fee if you wish to enter the Celebration of the Humanities Contest.
To enter, please fill out the Entry Form.
- Creative Nonfiction
- Short Story
- Poem in Spanish
REQUIREMENTS AND LIMITATIONS:
Reminder: if you are submitting more than one entry, you will need to fill out an entry form for each one.
Academic Essays are limited to no more than 3000 words.
Short stories are limited to no more than 5000 words.
Creative nonfiction is limited to no more than 3000 words.
Poetry Contest poems are limited to no more than 100 lines. There are no spacing restrictions on poetry. No more than five (5) poems may be submitted by any entrant.
Poem in Spanish:
- Students may choose to submit a poem in Spanish (or Spanglish: a hybrid poem combining or interchanging English and Spanish words or phrases; and/or the inclusion of Spanish colloquial idioms)
- Refer to the general poetry guidelines for length and spacing (total number of poems combined for the general "Poetry" and "Poem in Spanish" categories should total no more than 5 submissions)
- Please refer to the example "Spanglish" poem, which serves as a model for the possibility and format of this new category: Spanglish by Tato Laviera
Any degree of plagiarism will disqualify an entry. Works that rely closely on a previous work - for example, parodies, adaptations, or sequels - must be identified as such.