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QEP Writing Contest: Write Well, Finish Well

Win a $100 Gift Card to Amazon in King’s QEP Writing Contest

Do you like to write? Would you like to have a $100 shopping spree on Then, we have the contest for you! King University is sponsoring a writing contest in celebration of its new QEP project: Write Well, Finish Well: improving students’ academic writing. The contest will run Feb. 5 through Feb. 28; a second round of the contest will run March 5 through the 30. The winners of each round will each receive a $100 gift card to Amazon. The only requirement is that you be a current student at King University.

Select one of the following two essay topics for your paper.

February Contest:

  1. Write an essay convincing readers to try the activity that you enjoy most.
  2. We all know that a college education offers many advantages in life. Write an essay outlining what a college education means to you.

March Contest:

  1. Write an essay convincing readers to break a specific habit that is harmful to their physical, emotional, or financial health.
  2. What is good academic writing? Write an essay in which you define the characteristics of good academic writing.

Each essay must include the following:

  • 500-750 words
  • One direct quote cited correctly using MLA or APA guidelines
  • Double-spaced and typed using 10 or 12 point font
  • Must be a persuasive essay

How to submit your essay:

Contact Julie McReynolds, assistant dean for student engagement, at or 423.652.6310, if you have any questions about the contest.