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Pageturners Offering Writing and Art Awards

March 12, 2020

Pageturners Book Club, which is open to all students, faculty, staff and community members, is offering a $250 prize for its Writing Contest and a $250 prize for its Art Contest this winter. These awards, now in their 11th year, have been created to motivate the students to read, be inspired and create back.

Contest Qualifications

  • The applicant must be enrolled at Schoolcraft College during Fall and/or Winter Semester of the current academic year.
  • The applicant must select AT LEAST one Pageturners book read during Fall and/or Winter Semester of the current academic year.
  • The applicant must submit a creative essay or an artwork inspired by a Pageturners book.
  • The applicant is allowed to submit one entry and in one category only.
  • The applicant must complete and submit an application by March 30, 2020.

Contest Guidelines

  • The applicant must select one Pageturners book and respond to it creatively in writing or in artwork.
  • All writing and artwork must be original and pertain to the selected Pageturners book. The student’s signature on the application form is an acknowledgment of the originality of the work.
  • The student’s name should appear on the back side (not front) of the artwork along with the phone number. Please do not write on the front of the artwork.
  • The winners will have their writing and artwork featured on the Pageturners website.
  • The writing entry should be a creative essay of approximately 2,000 words or less. The book review or summary will not be considered as valid entries.
  • The artwork entry should be one of the following: drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, wood cuts, or diorama. The video art, film, jewelry, and photography will not be considered as valid entries. Entries must not be framed, under glass, or have a protective covering that is attached to the art.

For more information and to obtain an application, contact Professor Ela Rybicka, Pageturners Book Club Coordinator, at 734-462-7191 or

Pageturners Book Club is supported by the Schoolcraft College Foundation.