Submitting World Languages Entries

Your entry in this category may be written in any of the languages taught by the World Languages and Cultures Department, and it may be any of the other five types of writing about human rights and social justice described on the writing contest home page.

Research papers and essays in the world language category

1. Prepare your entry Word file.

a. Place a blank line at the end of each paragraph.

b. Place your notes at the end of your paper or essay.

2.  In a separate Word file, prepare a 50- to 250-word summary or abstract in English. The judges will read your original paper or essay. The abstract will enable people unfamiliar with the language you are using to learn about your entry.

3.  Attach your two Word files to an email sent from your Elon email account.

4.  In the email, state that you agree to the Contest Submission Agreement that is printed at the bottom of this page.

5.  Send the email to WritingContest@elon.edu.

Creative writing in the world language category

Print entries for creative writing

1. Prepare your entry Word file.

a. Place a blank line at the end of each paragraph.

b. Place your notes at the end of your paper or essay.

2.  In a separate Word file, prepare a 50- to 250-word summary or abstract in English. The judges will read your original item. The abstract will enable people unfamiliar with the language you are using to learn about your entry.

3. Attach your two Word files to an email sent from your Elon email account

4.  In the email, state that you agree to the Contest Submission Agreement that is printed at the bottom of this page.

5.  Send the email to WritingContest@elon.edu.

Performance entries (videos in which you read your poem or story, act out your play, or sing your song)

1.  Post your video on YouTube.

2.  In an email sent from your Elon email account, include the story's title and a 50- to 200-word description of it.

3.  In the email, include a 50- to 250-word description of your entry in English. The judges will read your original item. The abstract will enable people unfamiliar with the language you are using to learn about your entry.

4.  In the email, state that you agree to the Contest Submission Agreement that is printed at the bottom of this page.

5.  Send the email to WritingContest@elon.edu.

6. In your email, make sure to include the YouTube link information that will allow access to your content.

Eletronic media in the world language category

Items that can be streamed

1.  Post your entry on YouTube.

2.  In an email sent from your Elon email account, include the story's title and a 50- to 200-word description of it in the world language you have selected.

3.  In the email, also provide the title and description in English. The judges will read your original item. The English version will enable people unfamiliar with the language you are using to learn about your entry.

4.  In the email, state that you agree to the Contest Submission Agreement that is printed at the bottom of this page.

5.  Send the email to WritingContest@elon.edu.

6. In your email, make sure to include the YouTube link information that will allow access to your content.

Websites

1.  Upload your website to a server where it can reside for the rest of this school year. (One option for doing so is to use your student U: Drive by placing your website content inside the “public_html” folder therein. The link to your website will then be something like this: http://student.elon.edu/your_username/website_folder_name/index.html.)

2.  In an email sent from your Elon email account, include the website's title and a 50- to 200-word description of it in the world language you have selected.

3.  In the email, also provide the title and description in English. The judges will read your original item. The English version will enable people unfamiliar with the language you are using to learn about your entry.

4.  In the email, state that you agree to the Contest Submission Agreement that is printed at the bottom of this page.

5.  Send the email to WritingContest@elon.edu.

6. Make sure to include the link to your website in your email.

Other types of electronic media

1.  Contact Paul Anderson for suggestions.

Journalism in the world language category

Print story

1.  Attach your print story in a Word file to an email sent from your Elon email account.

2. In the email, provide the title and description in English. The judges will read your original item. The English version will enable people unfamiliar with the language you are using to learn about your entry.

3.  In the email, state that you agree to the Contest Submission Agreement that is printed at the bottom of this page.

4.  Send the email to WritingContest@elon.edu.

Television story

1.  Post your television story on YouTube.

2.  In an email sent from your Elon email account, include the story's title and a 50- to 200-word description of it in the world language you have selected.

3.  In the email, also provide the title and description in English. The judges will read your original item. The English version will enable people unfamiliar with the language you are using to learn about your entry.

4.  In the email, state that you agree to the Contest Submission Agreement that is printed at the bottom of this page.

5.  Send the email to WritingContest@elon.edu.

Radio story

1.  Post your radio story on YouTube.

2.  In an email sent from your Elon email account, include the story's title and a 50- to 200-word description of it in the world language you have selected.

3.  In the email, also provide the title and description in English. The judges will read your original item. The English version will enable people unfamiliar with the language you are using to learn about your entry.

4.  In the email, state that you agree to Contest Submission Agreement that is printed at the bottom of this page.

5.  Send the email to WritingContest@elon.edu.

Photos in the world languages category

1.  Prepare your image as a jpeg.

2.  Create a title for your photo.

3.  Write a brief explanation tells where you took the photo and how it relates to a human rights or social justice issue. Use 50 to 250 words.

4.  Paste your title and explanation in an email sent from your Elon email account.

5.  In the email, also provide the title and description in English. The judges will read your original item. The English version will enable people unfamiliar with the language you are using to learn about your entry.

6.  In the email, state that you agree to the Contest Submission Agreement that is printed at the bottom of this page.

7.  Attach your photo to the email.

8.  Send the email to WritingContest@elon.edu.

Contest submission agreement

1.  When you submit an entry, you are confirming that, consistent with the Elon Honor Code, it is your original work.

2.  You give Elon permission to display your entry publicly at the contest website and in other ways without fee or other consideration. However, you retain the copyright for your entry and may use your entry in other ways, if you wish.

3.  Elon retains the right, at its sole discretion, to determine whether to display an entry.

4.  Elon is not responsible for preserving your submission. To assure that you have a copy in the future, you must save it on your own.


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