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As an organization of student representatives in the College of Arts and Sciences, the Student Executive Council is committed to the pursuit of academic excellence and freedom in an educational environment that values the unique contribution of each student. The purpose of the Scholastic Competition is to provide undergraduate students an opportunity to showcase their work, develop their academic voice, and receive acknowledgement for their original, quality scholarship. In each category, the student whose top work is selected will be awarded a $250 prize and a certificate at the A&S Awards
A panel of judges including two to three professors (one from each disciplinary category) and one student judge from the Student Executive Council will choose the top three works and possibly honorable mentions. The judging panel will meet during the judging period, after reading or reviewing all submissions.
The categories for the competition are listed below with the appropriate division per discipline. However, acknowledging interdisciplinary work, discretion for category submission is left to the student. This especially applies to students with submissions in Environmental Studies, Global African Studies, Journalism, Latin American Studies, Liberal Studies, Women Studies, Modern Languages and Cultures, International Studies, and Asian Studies.
* Submissions are to be 6+ page pieces of academic writing, double spacing, 11-12 sized font (Times New Roman preferably). In .doc format, preferably. Foreign Language submissions will not be accepted. Please indicate what class (department and class number—example: ENG 120) this piece was written for somewhere on the document.
* Submissions are to be substantial pieces of academic work. Please submit up to three images of your work in .jpeg format (for videos under 32mb, submit them in .avi or .mov formats—for larger videos see below). You will we receive an immediate email response requesting a word document containing a statement about your project, the medium used, and your project's dimensions.
Submissions will be accepted starting Monday, April 1. Submit your materials via email to ASCDean@seattleu.edu. You will receive a confirmation email once your submission has been successfully received and opened. Note: Humanities and Social Science submissions should be in .doc format; Visual Arts submissions need to be in .jpeg format (or .avi/.mov for videos). Along with your images, or video, please submit a word document containing a statement about your project, the medium used, and your project's dimensions.
If you have multiple images to send of your Visual Arts submission, or a video file too large to e-mail, you should contact ASCDean@seattleu.edu to indicate the size of your submission file, and you will receive further instructions on how to complete your submission.
For more information, please contact Joshua Kutz at email@example.com.
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