The Madison Writing Awards are a biennial, campus-wide celebration of the best writing-based communicative work by JMU students. The awards, sponsored by the College of Arts and Letters and the School of Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication, recognize and give cash awards to three to five undergraduate students whose works demonstrate the importance of writing and the awareness of sophisticated rhetorical practices.

HAVE YOU RECIEVED A GREAT PIECE OF WRITING FROM A STUDENT?
CONSIDER NOMINATING THEM FOR A MADISON WRITING AWARD!

MWA Nomination Form

Madison Writing Awards 2019

The Madison Writing Awards Committee invites each faculty member to nominate oneoutstanding work by an undergraduate student. 

The deadline for nominations is January 30, 2019.

Recognition and cash awards will be announced after spring break in Spring 2019. 

For more information about the nomination and selection process, please see the Madison Writing Awards Faculty Nomination Form

2016 - 2017 Winners
First Place

Ezra Cooper "Place and Replacement/The Present and Being Present"

Nominated by: Heidi Pennington, English

Course: English 302: Autobiography and Identity: Making Selves through Stories

Second Place

Connor Ham "Wistful: experiencing and creating girlhood through forced boyhood "

Nominated by: Jen Almjeld, WRTC

Course: WRTC 486: Writing for the Community

Honorable Mention

Mackenzie Patrick "A non-invasive early diagnostic for neurodegenerative diseases"

Nominated by: Stephanie Stockwell, ISAT

Course: ISAT 452: Medical Biotechnology

Honorable Mention

Lauren Hunt and Katie Byrnes “The Club That No One Wants to Join”

Nominated by: Brad Jenkins, SMAD

Course: SMAD 321: Feature Magazine Production

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