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Best of Freshman Comp Essay Contest

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Georgia Highlands College
Presents the First Annual
Best of Freshman Comp Essay Contest

Submit your best work from ENGL 1101 and 1102.  You could win a prize, and your work could be published in our Best of Freshman Comp eZine! 


  • Contest is open to GHC students enrolled in ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1102
  • Essays may be in any category—Persuasion, Analysis, Literary Analysis, Description, Narration, Comparison/Contrast, Process Analysis, Definition, Etc.
  • Essays should be at least 500 words.
  • Students may submit directly OR Instructors may send nominations (with the permission of the student)
  • Each submission should include the writer’s name and email address, as well as the course name (ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1102), the instructor’s name, and the essay topic
  • Limit 2 submissions per student

Please email your submissions to

Deadline for submissions: February 15, 2018.

Three winners will be announced in spring of 2018.  1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will receive $50, $30, and $20, respectively, as well as publication in GHC’s Best of Freshman Comp eZine.  Honorable mentions will also be published in the eZine.

Questions?  Please contact Mackleen Desravines (, Jake Sullins (, Nancy Applegate (, or Cindy Wheeler (