Cash prizes will be awarded to winners of LSC-O's annual Cypress Branches Literary\Artistic Journal contest.
The contest is open to any student enrolled in at least one LSC-O course this year.

Categories are: Prose, poetry, photography, two dimensional art, and three-dimensional art. All work must be created by the student.

Prize amounts per category are:

$225 -1st Place per category*
$100 -2nd Place per category
$50 - 3rd Place per category
Honorable Mention certificate per category

*A grand prize of $300 (instead of the $225 first place) will be awarded to the two-dimensional art winner whose art will be printed on covers of the journal! 

Prose includes essays, short stories, literary criticism and book reviews. Prose and poetry must be typed in Word (12 point, Times new Roman). Prose, poetry and photos should be sent as e-mail attachments to arlene.turkel@lsco.edu.

Paintings and drawings must be no larger than 11X17. Charcoal and pencil art must be dark enough to allow for some detail loss in reproduction. Art should be brought to Dr.Turkel in Room 122 AC or left at the switchboard for her.  These will be returned at the end of the spring semester.

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 from Dr. Turkel `or from any other English instructor.

Faculty, staff and members of the community also are encouraged to submit work for publication but are ineligible for prizes.

For additional information, contact Dr. Turkel at arlene.turkel@lsco.edu, 882-3902, or in Room 122 in the Academic Center during her office hours.

Cypress Branches Contest Application