University of Southern California

Write On! Over Winter Break
USC Marshall Undergrads Create University-wide Writing Competition with $10,000 in USC Marshall Undergrads Create University-wide Writing Competition with $10,000 in Prizes
December 15, 2008 • by Evy Jacobson

The Marshall Student Writing Coalition announces "Write On! 2009," a university-wide writing competition that is seeking the best short stories, essays and editorials USC undergraduates have to offer.

The competition has three categories of writing - editorial, essay and short story and theme of the competition is "The Changing Face of Business." Topic selections for each category are available on the Write On! Facebook group web page at and at

These categories will have cash prizes for first, second, and third place winners. In addition, all submissions will be considered for the honor of "Best Overall". The single "Best Overall" winner will earn a chance to attend a prestigious writing conference somewhere in the United States as well as $500 cash.

Write On! will accept submissions between January 20th, 2009 and March 16th, 2009. The finalists will then be judged by top California writers and journalists. On March 25th, the Write On! committee will hold a celebratory banquet for all the winners, giving them an opportunity to meet the judges and receive their awards.

For 2009 competition rules, categories and more information please visit or contact Jillian Tessman, President, Marshall Student Writing Coalition at (818) 823-3441 or

About the USC Marshall School of Business
Consistently ranked among the nation's premier schools, USC Marshall is internationally recognized for its emphasis on entrepreneurship and innovation, social responsibility and path-breaking research. Located in the heart of Los Angeles, one of the world's leading business centers and the U.S. gateway to the Pacific Rim, Marshall offers its 5,700-plus undergraduate and graduate students a unique world view and impressive global experiential opportunities. With an alumni community spanning 123 countries, USC Marshall students join a worldwide community of thought leaders who are redefining the way business works.