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PPW Awards and Certificates

2022 Public and Professional Writing (PPW) Awards

Each year the Writing Studies Department offers Public and Professional Writing (PPW) awards to it’s students. In 2022 the department offered six PPW award opportunities and the ceremony was held on April 25th, at 6:30pm.

Submission Guidelines for 2022

1) Please send submissions to ppw.awards21@gmail.com
2) Deadline to submit for spring semester is April 1, 2022.
3) In the subject line, please include the name of the award.
4) In the body of the email, include your name, major and minor, and a brief description of your work.
5) Provide an attachment of your work in the email. DO NOT PUT YOUR NAME ON THE ATTACHMENT AS IT WILL BE REVIEWED AS BLIND COPY.

Award Sponsor logos - Red Root Marketing and Rush Order Tees

Excellence in Social Media Writing award sponsored by Jessica Maarek

Amount:  $250
Criteria: Students will create a social media content calendar for the promotion of a small business or their own business. Jessica Maarek, owner and founder of Red Root Marketing and a long-time supporter of Writing Studies, is sponsoring the Excellence in Social Media award ($250). She has provided specific instructions on how to create a social media content calendar to submit for consideration.

2022 Winning Calendar
• Gabriella Cordova & Sean Dolan’s social media calendar for Pride Pack

Raising Awareness of Sexual Trauma sponsored by Text, Power, Telling.org

Amount:  $250
Criteria: This writing award recognizes and honors the importance for survivors of sexual trauma
to share their stories. The award will be private and recognition at the award ceremony or
on the website will be completely up to the winner. “Text, Power, Telling: A Writing Workshop for Sexual Trauma Survivors.” was developed as part of the CHSS Dean’s Office Interdisciplinary Initiatives.

2022 Winner
• Samantha Spencer

Two Awards for Excellence in Public Writing Award sponsored by RushOrder Tees

Amount:  $300 each
Criteria: The public writing award celebrates writing that strives to connect, educate, and motivate others in your community and beyond. For this award, please submit a piece of writing or a multimodal composition that you believe inspires others to create change and educate others. Your submission should deal with an issue of social impact, exposing racial bias, or connecting others to fight food insecurity. Whatever issue you choose to write about, carefully consider your audience and purpose and write to inspire positive change.

Your submission should be 500-750 words and can include images. You may use one of the pieces that you have written for your PPW courses, or you may submit an original work.

2022 Winners
• Anya Murphy’s powerful essay on Xanax abuse and drug addiction.
• Niko Gonzalez’s Political Speech written for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Two Awards for Excellence in Professional Writing Award sponsored by Rushorder Tees

Amount:  $300 each
Criteria: The professional writing award recognizes the importance of clear and creative workplace communication. For this award, please submit writing or a multimodal composition that is valued in the professional world. You can submit works from your grant writing, business writing, business plans, or technical writing classes, or you may submit an original work.

Your submission should be 500-750 words and can include images. You may use one of the pieces that you have written for your PPW courses, or you may submit an original work.

2022 Winners
• Derek Pezo’s event proposal for Scrnsvrs, Virtual Reality Company
• Derek Pezo and Carlos Salvador’s Business Plan for NeuScript

 


2021 Public and Professional Writing (PPW) Awards

Excellence in Social Media Writing award sponsored by Jessica Maarek (Red Root Marketing)

2021 Winners
• Kayla Dilworth, Sierra Sanchez, & Renata Torres
2021 Winning Calendar

Excellence in Professional Writing Award sponsored by Rushorder Tees

2021 Winners
• Elizabeth Kapelevich, Vashti Surujdeen, and Mark Sanders

Excellence in Public Writing Award sponsored by RushOrder Tees

2021 Winner
• Kelvin Jimenez Michaca

Excellence in Public and Professional Writing Award sponsored by RushOrder Tees

2021 Winners
• $1,000 First Place: Karlee Eggenberger-delaRosa
• $750 Second Place: Tiamera Rasmussen-Ellen
• $500 Third Place: Chelsea Fonseca