The RGASC's More than Marks Writing Contest

At the RGASC, we know how hard you work on your writing, and we’re giving you a chance to show it off to the world by entering it in the More than Marks Writing Contest. If you wrote something this year that you’re really proud of, we’d love to read it—because we understand that writing is about more than just marks (although marks are nice too).

The rules of the contest are simple:

  1. You are eligible to enter if you are a UTM undergraduate student in good standing.
  2. You can submit any sort of writing you’ve done for a credit-bearing UTM course this year (essays, reviews, reports, you name it), but it cannot be more than 30 pages in length (counting references, tables, graphs, cover page, etc.).
  3. You can send in papers you’ve submitted just as they are, or if you feel like reworking and revising them, that’s fine too.
  4. You can submit one paper you wrote by yourself, and/or one paper that you wrote as part of a team or group—so in total you could submit two papers, one that you did solo, one with a group.
  5. All submissions will be read and evaluated by an interdisciplinary team of RGASC faculty and staff members.

Please submit your paper to no later than April 27, 2018.

The deadline is Friday April 27, 2018, and the results will be announced by Friday June 1. The first-place winner(s) will get a $150 Gift Card for the UTM Bookstore; the second-place winner(s) will get a $75 Gift Card; and the third-place winner(s) will get a $25 Gift Card—plus undying glory for everyone, of course. If you scroll down, you can see last year’s winners basking in their glory, and who knows, you might even get to join them!

Any questions? Visit our website or come and talk to us in person at the RGASC (Room 390 in the UTM Library). We’re looking forward to reading your stuff!

Meet Last Year's Winners:

Photo Authors Title


Shaishav Datta, Johnathan Davidson, and Thomas Piekut “An exploratory surface-subsurface trace metal analysis of benthic foraminifera from San Salvador, Bahamas”


Maleeha Iqbal “Eliminating workplace gender segregation does not work”


Yan Liu "Ivan and Zosima: Existential Atheism vs. Existential Theism"