Enter the 2018 Cypress Branches Contest

Cash prizes will be awarded to winners of LSC-O's annual 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 LSC-O students. Faculty, staff, and members of the community are encouraged to enter but are ineligible for prizes. Each entry must have a title and include the entrant’s name, student ID number, LSC-O e-mail address, mailing address and phone number on an application form.

Prose includes essays, short stories, literary criticism and book reviews.
Prose and poetry must be typed in Word (12 point, Times New Roman). Photos must be saved as .jpg. These 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 should be brought to Dr. Arlene Turkel in Room 122 AC or left at the switchboard for her.

Students may enter as many categories as they wish, with a limit of one entry per category.

Deadline for submitting entries this semester: December 1. Entrants must fill out and submit application forms which are available on the LSC-O webpage, from Dr. Turkel or any other English instructor. Winning entries become the property of LSC-O. 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, 882-3902, or in Room 122 during her office hours. Judging and awards ceremony will take place during the spring semester.


Cypress Branches Contest Entry Application