The Ohio State University at Marion


English Program Awards

The following awards are sponsored by the OSU Marion English program and are presented annually during the Academic Recognition Ceremony, which is held in late spring semester. All OSU Marion students, regardless of major, are eligible to participate. A comprehensive list of student and faculty awards presented during the OSU Marion Academic Recognition Ceremony is available here.



The Literary Awards are presented to outstanding student writers who have submitted their original work for this competitive prize. Students are recognized for their creative writing achievements in in fiction, non–fiction, and poetry, and chosen by judges who are published writers outside of the Ohio State Marion community.


Submission Guidelines:

  • One $100.00 prize in each genre (Narrative and Lyric), presented as gift card to Barnes & Noble Bookstore.
  • Fiction and creative nonfiction (The Narrative Prize) -- up to twelve pages max.
  • Poetry (The Lyric Prize) -- up to six pages of poems max, per submission (that is, each submission can be up to six pages with no more than one poem per page).
  • Cover sheet with your name, home/e-mail addresses, phone number, and genre must be included.
  • PLEASE -- DO NOT PUT YOUR NAME OR IDENTIFYING INFORMATION ON ANY OTHER PART OF YOUR SUBMISSION BEYOND YOUR COVER SHEET.
  • Multiple entries in different genres may be submitted as long as you turn in a separate cover sheet for each submission.
  • Secure your entries with a paper clip or binder clip -- no staples! Entries that do not follow these instructions will be discarded!
  • Please DO NOT submit your entries on double-side pages!
  • Submit your manuscripts to the receptionist in 150 Morrill Hall. Be sure to keep copies of your work! Manuscripts will not be returned.
ENTRY DEADLINE IS NOON, THE FIRST WEDNESDAY IN MARCH!

For further details, contact Stuart Lishan at lishan.1@osu.edu

The Ohio State Marion Digital Media Composition Award is given annually to the single best instance of student–produced digital composition from Marion campus, and is judged by an external panel. Examples of eligible submissions include, but aren’t necessary limited to: short videos; Flash animation; web sites; blogs; visual compositions (Photoshop collages, poster designs, infographics, etc.); audio compositions (audio essays, public service announce, spoof commercials, etc.); and digital literacy biographies or narratives. Both self-nominations and nominations by instructor are accepted.

For further details, contact Ben McCorkle at mccorkle.12@osu.edu or 740-725-6152.