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42nd Annual

President's Writing Awards

Currently in its 42nd year, the President’s Writing Awards contest honors undergraduate writing at Boise State.

Find details for submitting your manuscript for consideration in the current year and review all past winners.

Congratulations 2023 Award Winners

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For the 2025 President’s Writing Awards, contest categories are open to all manuscripts produced for undergraduate coursework at Boise State anytime from Spring 2024 through Spring 2025. Previously published work is not eligible. A student may enter multiple categories but may submit no more than one entry to each category.

Submissions for 2023-2024 President's Writing Awards Manuscripts begin December 1, 2023 and end March 8, 2024

We are happy to announce the winners of the 2023 President’s Writing Awards! We had 131 manuscripts submitted this year and are grateful to our cohort of judges, without whose dedication of time and expertise these awards would not be possible.

Details about the winning authors are provided on this page.

Winners for Creative Nonfiction

Winners for Critical Analysis

Winners for Fiction

Winner for First-Year Writing

Winners for Foundations of Ethics and Diversity

Winners for Identity, Culture, and Languages

Winners for Poetry

Winners for Research

Honorarium, Art Design

Cassie McGarty, 2023 Designer
Alexis Koebernick, 2022 Designer
Clara Adams, 2021 Designer
Alexandra Chavez, 2020 Designer
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