Submission Deadline: March 24
Contest Theme: The broad theme for the contest is "The Many Meanings of Diversity: Challenges, Paradoxes, and Opportunities." We are looking for creative examinations of issues in ethnicity, race, gender, identity, disability, age, class, religion, and diversity in the American experience through three genres in creative writing: short fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction. This year's theme is meant not only to have the contestants think about the varied definitions of diversity, but also to examine how these apply or relate to Asian Americans.
Criteria for Judging and Prizes:
The submissions will be evaluated on the creative quality of their expressions as they address this topic. Emphasis will be placed on the literary merit of the pieces in determining the winners.
Prizes for the first, second, and third place winners include:
1st Prize - IPOD Touch (16 GB) plus (reading their essay at the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month reception on March 27, 2009 at 12 noon, University Club, Indiana Memorial Union.
2nd prize - IPOD Nano
3rd prize - $100 Gift card
All winning entries will be posted in the ACC website. The winners will be announced at the APA Heritage Month Opening Lunch Reception, Friday, March 27, 2009 at 12 noon, Presidents' Room, University Club, Indiana Memorial Union.