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Writing competition launches for students

22 Nov 2017 9:30AM

A writing competition for students has been launched.

The Student New Angle Prize for writing (SNAP) is now in its fourth year and runs in conjunction with the New Angle Prize which started in 2009.

Students are asked to write about something that has an East Anglian connection; this could be a theme, topic, influence or association. The student with the winning entry will be awarded £100 and the runner-up receives £40.

Dr Antonella Castelvedere, Course Leader for BA (Hons) English, says, “We are very pleased to have this initiative in a partnership which was set up with the Ipswich Institute. We have some very talented students here at the University of Suffolk and we’re pleased that we can continue this award after such a successful launch three years ago. The number of entries has been steadily rising and we have been impressed by the pieces submitted. It will be interesting to see the ways in which writers interpret the theme of East Anglia this time.”

Entries for SNAP 2018 need to be sent by the closing date of Friday 2 February 2018 and the winner will be announced later in the year.

Here are the guidelines for SNAP submissions: 

  • The prize is open to all full-time or part-time students currently enrolled at the University of Suffolk
  • Students must not submit any work that is to be or has been submitted for assessment on a degree at the University of Suffolk. Only one entry per student is allowed
  • The work may be poetry or prose but can be fiction or non-fiction
  • It can be up to 500 words in length
  • The piece must have an East Anglian connection: theme, topic, influence or association
  • There are two cash prizes: £100 for the winner and £40 for the runner-up
  • Paper copies of the winning work will be available in Waterstones and at the Arts and Humanities End of Year Show.

Students should submit their typed entries to Reception at the Waterfront before noon on Friday 2 February 2018. They should choose an easy-to-read point 12 font and add the word count at the end of your piece. The work should be submitted in an envelope addressed to DR ANTONELLA CASTELVEDERE, SNAP, DEPARTMENT OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES, Arts Building, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 1QJ.

Entries will be numbered and judged anonymously. Entrants need to give personal details on a separate sheet of paper: full name, Student ID number and the course on which they are enrolled.


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