Library Prize Competition

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For those who dare to win!  Get $300 for your class papers, videos, speeches, or media project.  Entry deadline: Monday, April 7, 2014 at 5:00pm.

The Library Prize is an annual cash award for the year's best student writing and research.  Winners receive $300 cash, and their projects are hosted on the library website to serve as a model for other students. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Win one of four $300 prizes

  • 1 prize (ESOL and Level 115 or below classes)
  • 3 prizes (Level 120 or above classes)

Rules and guidelines

  • Projects must include research to be eligible for submission.
  • The competition is limited to PCC students enrolled during one of these terms: Spring, 2013; Summer 2013; Fall 2013 or Winter 2014.
  • Submissions may include class papers, videos, speeches, audiovisual projects or web pages.
  • Entries must have been created for a PCC class assignment and received an "A" grade.
  • A citation page (works cited, references, bibliography) of all resources used must be included with all submissions. See
    ite sources for help on creating a citation page.
  • All submissions are made from the student's PCC email address according to the submission process below.
  • Only one project a year can be considered.  If you have already submitted, but would like to change your submission, contact before judging begins (Spring term, 2014).
  • If an entry has more than one creator or author, each author or creator will need to make a separate submission.
  • Incomplete or late submissions cannot be considered.
  • Winning submissions become the property of PCC and will be posted on the Library's website, social media pages, or other promotional materials.

Submission process

  • Complete the Library Prize Submission Form 2014. (competition is closed)
  • Papers are submitted as an email attachment in .doc, .docx, .pdf,.rtf or .ppt format. No other formats will be considered.
  • To submit audiovisual projects and web page projects, contact All audiovisual submissions must be accompanied with a script, or an audio or visual recording of the student's presentation.
  • All submissions must include a formatted citation page. This needs to be included in the body of the submitted project.
  • Submissions that do not meet the requirements will not be considered.

Submission deadline

All completed entries must be received by 5:00pm on Monday, April 7, 2014.

Winning entries

Winning entries will be announced at the Art Beat Week award ceremony on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at the Sylvania campus. Winners receive a check for $300 and a certificate. Entries will be posted on the library website and available to the online community. See: Library Prize Competition Winners

Questions?  Contact Tony Greiner 971-722-5333 or email