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Cypress Branches Art & Literary Contest

Enter Campus Contest!

Cash prizes will be awarded to winners of LSCO's Cypress Branches Literary/Artistic Contest.

Prizes in Each Category
First Place: $225*
Second Place: $100
Third Place: $50
Honorable Mention: Certificate

Art: Two-Dimensional
Art: Three-Dimensional

*Best art entry will win grand prize of $300 (instead of $225 first place) and be printed on cover

Contest Rules

Contest is open to all LSCO students who have created the work they submit. Students must fill out and submit application forms which are available on the LSCO webpage, from Dr. Turkel or any other English instructor.  Faculty, staff, and members of the community are encouraged to enter but are ineligible for prizes.

Prose includes essays, short stories, literary criticism and book reviews.  Prose and poetry must be typed in Word (12 point, Times New Roman). Digital photos must be saved as .jpg.  Each of these categories should submitted as e-mail attachments to arlene.turkel@lsco.edu.  Paintings and drawings must be no larger than 11"X17".  Charcoal and pencil art must be dark enough to allow for some detail loss in reproduction.

Art and non-digital photos (prints) should be brought to Dr. Arlene Turkel any time in the Learning Center of the Ron E. Lewis Library or by appointment in Room 122 AC.  They also may be left at the mailroom in the AC any Monday through Thursday afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m.  Label entries clearly with both your name and Dr. Turkel's name.

Students may enter as many categories as they wish, with a limit of one entry per category.  Deadline for submitting entries: December 1.  Winning entries become the property of LSCO.  Non-winners in art categories should pick up their entries from Dr. Turkel the last week of the spring semester. For additional information, contact her at arlene.turkel@lsco.edu, or in Room 122 during her office hours.  Judging and awards ceremony will take place during the spring semester.


Cypress Branches Contest Entry Application