Cover Design Contest Winner Announced

Posted On April 17, 2017
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Deborah Burdette has won the cover design contest for the 6th edition of the Guide to First-Year Writing. Her cover design is featured above.

This is Deborah’s artist statement:

The book cover art is an illustration based off of a photograph of the good luck panther statue that sits outside the student center… more »

6th Edition Essay Contest Winners!

Posted On April 15, 2017
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Pictured above are Shelby Slayton, Carrie Dicks, and Kirsty Houston, winners of the Essay Contest for the 6th edition of The Guide to First-Year Writing.

Shelby Slayton’s essay “Friend or Foe?” won first place and will appear in Chapter 9 of the 6th edition text.

Carrie Dicks’ essay “Chinaware” won second place and will be… more »

Sixth Edition Art Contest Now Open!

Posted On February 1, 2017
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Submission deadline is March 1, 2017

Lower Division Studies in English is holding its annual contest for original artwork to be included in the 6th edition of The Guide to First-Year Writing, the textbook used in all English 1101 and 1102 courses. We are accepting still-frame visual media for the book in addition to accepting… more »

Art Contest Winners

Posted On August 10, 2015
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Lower Division Studies would like to congratulate the winners of the 2015-2016 5th Edition Art Contest. Art from this contest and previous years’ contests is featured in the Guide and on this website!

The winners are:

Cover Design Contest Winner: Deana Mounajjed

Taneisha White, Inside My Mind (xvi)

Michael Foster, Atlanta (xx)

Blake Vasquez, Pounce (34)

Megan Glasscock,… more »

Writing GSU Contest Winners

Posted On September 2, 2014
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Congratulations to the winners of the 2015-2016 “Writing GSU: An Essay Contest.” Essays by the following GSU students are featured in the newest edition of the Guide to First-Year Writing:

Tammy Huynh

Monjima Kabir

Olivia Sellers