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Are you a current Northern student or local high school student who has something to say about how borders affect our lives? Would you be interested in winning a gift certificate to Collected Works Bookstore and Coffeehouse, and having your work published in Trickster? Enter our essay contest by February 21!

This essay contest is open to all Northern and local high school students, and features the following prizes:
  • Grand prize: Publication in Trickster and a $100 gift certificate to Collected Works Bookstore. 
  • First year student prize: $50 gift certificate to Collected Works Bookstore. 
  • High School student prize: $50 gift certificate to Collected Works Bookstore. 
Essay prompt: 
From the time we are born to the time we draw our last breath, we spend our lives crossing borders or being blocked by them. We invite you to explore the theme of borders, which can be physical, emotional, and spiritual. Some of these borders may be painful, some are rights of passage, and some may be very healing. In your essay, consider the nature of the border. What power does it have over our lives? How we are impacted by the experience of crossing or being blocked by it?
Focus on a type of border or border theme, such as:
Urban/Rural etc.
Submission Guidelines: 
  • Submission deadline is February 21, 2020
  • Email submission to lorig@nnmc.edu as .doc files 
  • Use 12-point Times New Roman, double-spaced.
  • Five page maximum, please number your pages. 
  • Submissions are read anonymously: please do not include your name on the essay. 
The "Borders" Essay Contest is sponsored by Northern's Department of Language & Letters and the Trickster Editorial Staff. 

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