March 18 - 21 • Hyatt Regency Albuquerque • Albuquerque, NM

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Contests and Challenges

Convention Bingo, Wednesday, 3:00 p.m. - Saturday, Noon
(Foyer, LL)

Upon registration, attendees will be given a convention bingo card full of activities intended to enrich your convention experience. As you complete the activities, mark them off on your card. Once you have completed a row (a bingo), you may turn your card in at the registration desk for one entry into our prize drawing. Alternately, you may complete the entire card and turn it in for 10 entries into the drawing. Entries must be submitted by the close of registration on Friday, and winners will be drawn at the Gala dinner on Saturday.

Bad Poetry Contest and "Dry T-shirt" Merchandise Skits - 9:00 p.m.
(Savannah C, LL)

View information about the Bad Poetry Contest and "Dry T-shirt" Merchandise Skits



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Convention Story Contest

Share your convention story! In order to create and preserve an accessible archive of cultural and historical data, and to develop awareness and appreciation of the rich cultural identity and intellectual traditions of Sigma Tau Delta, we are inviting all convention attendees to submit your convention stories. We are seeking short blogs (100-400 words) detailing your experience and what the convention meant to you.

For inspiration, check the winning stories form the 2014 Convention:

1st Prize: #SigmaTauDeltaConvention2014, by Ellen Watts
2nd Prize: Embrace It, by Sara Labor
3rd Prize: Embracing Mistakes: Daniel Mendelsohn and Storytelling, by Amy Pollard

Prizes

A first, second, and third place prize will be offered in the amounts of $100, $60, and $40 respectively. At the judges’ discretion, up to two runner-up entries will be considered.

Rules

  1. Entrants must be a member of Sigma Tau Delta, and must have attended the 2015 convention.
  2. Limit one entry per person.
  3. Prizes will be awarded by May 1 and winning entries will be published on WORDY by Nature.
  4. Winners will be paid in the form of a check, so be sure to indicate to whom you want the check made out to if different from your signed name.
  5. The deadline for all blog entries is April 15.
  6. Email your completed blog entry to englishconvention@niu.edu

Format and Pictures

All written entries:

Evaluation Criteria

In addition to the criteria that the article address the contest topic, and meet the requirements listed above, articles will be judged according to a rubric which incorporates many, if not all of the following criteria:

Topics/Objectives

Style

  • Logical, clear, and accurate
  • Written from a personal perspective (first person narrative)
  • Informative and/or persuasive in nature
  • Utilizes multimedia (pictures, videos, and web links)
  • Well written, professional, and representative of the high standards of the Society

Title

  • Simple
  • Descriptive
  • Eye-catching, grabs the reader’s attention
  • Meets a need (the reader feels like he/she needs to read it)