College of Arts and Sciences
Student Executive Council

Scholastic Competition

  • College of Arts & Sciences Student Executive Council
    AY 2013-2014
    Submission Rules, Category Criteria, and General Information
    Submission Deadline: Friday, April 25, 2014

    Purpose of the Scholastic Competition

    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

    General Guidelines

    • Original academic work compliant with Seattle University Academic Honesty Policies. All work should cite sources in the format appropriate to the discipline (e.g. Psychology according to APA, English according to MLA and History according to Chicago.)
    • Submitted work must be in a discipline/department of the College of Arts and Sciences. Work does not have to be within the student's major and can be on any topic.
    • All undergraduate students with at least one major or minor in the College of Arts and Sciences are eligible to submit. Student Executive Council members are not eligible.
    • Students are encouraged to consult professors or visit the Writing Center in preparing their work for submission.
    • Only one submission per student.

    Judging Panel

    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.

    Category Criteria

    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.

    Humanities

    • Art History
    • Catholic Studies
    • English/Creative Writing
    • English Literature
    • History
    • Medieval Studies
    • Philosophy
    • Theology and Religious 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.

    Social Sciences

    • Anthropology
    • Communication
    • Criminal Justice
    • Military Science
    • Non-profit Leadership
    • Political Science
    • Psychology
    • Public Affairs
    • Social Work
    • Sociology

    * 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.

    Visual Arts

    • Drawing
    • Painting
    • Photography
    • Sculpture
    • Video

    * 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.

    Submission Instructions

    Submissions will be accepted starting 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.

    Further Information about Visual Arts Submissions that have multiple files or large files

    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.

    Deadline

    Friday, April 25, 2014

    For more information, please contact Stevie Matossian at matossi1@seattleu.edu.