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JCCC students could put some cash in their pocket and get recognition for their writing!

The Hare & Bell Writing Contest accepts submissions of academic writing annually. Monetary prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be awarded.  Contest winners will be announced during the 2024 Cavalier Conference on Writing & Literature. Please see the following guidelines for the contest:

  • Must be a current JCCC student to enter. 
  • Submissions must be academic pieces of writing but can be from any discipline. While many different types of writing can qualify as “academic,” academic writing typically: 
    • Forwards an argument or perspective and supports that with relevant evidence, references, and/or narrative
    • Is clearly organized 
    • Uses formal language and style 
  • Submissions should not be more than 5,000 words. 
  • Files submitted should be free of any identifying information. 
  • Only one submission per student. When making your submission, please make sure to attach the correct file and final draft. We will not accept multiple submissions or read multiple drafts. 
  • All contest communication will come via JCCC email ( or

The deadline for the contest is Friday, March 8, 2024. Review the guidelines above before submitting, sign in with your stumail/JCCC email, and submit at this link.