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Submission Guidelines

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Submission Guidelines

Submission Instructions


Submission Guidelines

Submission Instructions

"I could not have anticipated the culminating effect of being in one stimulating discussion after another. It was as if I had stumbled upon a magical place, and once I crossed its threshold, everyone there greeted me with 'Welcome! We have been waiting for you.'" Read complete story.

MeKoi Scott
Omicron Psi Chapter, Auburn University, Montgomery, Montgomery, AL
2011 Convention

Convention Awards

Each year Sigma Tau Delta recognizes excellence in convention presentations by awarding thousands of dollars in prize money. Perhaps your submission could be a winner in one of these categories.

Isabel Sparks President's Awards

Given for the best presentations by active student and alumni members at the Sigma Tau Delta International Convention, these awards were established in 1991 by Isabel Sparks, the fifth President of Sigma Tau Delta.


Other Convention Awards

Best Essay on Convention Theme "River Current"

These awards are for the best essays on the convention theme submitted as part of the Sigma Tau Delta scholarship program.

First Place ($600)
Anna Moyer
University of Alabama (AL)
"Witness Conquers Erasure in McCarthy's Blood Meridian"

Best Essay on 90th Anniversary Theme "1924"

First Place ($400)
Genean Granger
Northern Michigan University (MI)
"1924 - A Nun's Life"

Alumni Epsilon Papers

Given for the best presentations by Alumni Epsilon members.

Best Critical Paper ($375)
Kim Harrer
Alumna of Metropolitan State University of Denver (CO)
"His Literary Cosmos: Chaucer as Primus Mobile"

Best Creative Paper ($375)
Sarah Galo
Alumna of Ramapo College of New Jersey (NJ)
"Lacuna, A Selection of Poetry"

Sigma Kappa Delta Award

Given for the best presentation by a Sigma Kappa Delta member.

Avery Wood
Collin College (TX)
"Because I Drew Him From the Water"