About the Contest

The Multimodal Writing Contest allows creative students from schools across the university to share original multimedia pieces they have created in their classes or in on-campus or professional experiences. Hosted annually by the Center for Writing Excellence, the contest is open to all current Elon University undergraduate and graduate students. There are nine categories under which one may enter, separated by program, school, or experience. These categories are Arts and Sciences, Communications, Business, Education, Health Sciences, Law, CORE Curriculum, Student Life, and Internships.

Any multimodal project–that means any composition using two or more modes, such as text, images, video, and audio–can be submitted. The Multimodal Writing Contest is a way for students to elevate their hard work to a level of schoolwide recognition.

Some examples of projects that have been submitted in the past include research posters, essays with graphs or images, websites, animations, podcasts, videos, infographics, or graphic novels. This website houses many past entries from the contest for browsing, and we hope this database will be used as a resource for classrooms across campus, as these examples of excellent multimedia creation can serve as inspiration or guides for future student work.