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Star Wars Fan Fiction Contest

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside Department of Literatures and Languages in conjunction with the College of Arts and Humanities is pleased to announce the 2017 Star Wars Fan Fiction Contest. The contest is part of the College of Arts and Humanities “Star Wars Extravaganza” week of events. 

Have you ever wanted to write a story about a time long ago in a galaxy far, far away? What was life like on the Wookiee home planet of Kashyyyk? Why did C3PO and R2D2 team up? How did Anakin Skywalker and his mother become enslaved? We invite you to create your own Star Wars story. The UW-Parkside Department of Literatures and Languages is pleased to announce the 2017 Star Wars Fan Fiction Contest!

Use your creativity to write your own 2,000-5,000 word short story either containing a copyrighted Star Wars character or set in the Star Wars universe. When writing your story, remember fiction writing conventions like scene construction, dialogue, and uniform tense and point of view. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded at 5 PM on November 30, 2017, at UW-Parkside. Winning contestants must be present to claim their prize. Prizes include $200, your work bieng published to Straylight magazine, and UW-Parkside gear!  

Please email only one entry per contestant to professor Josef Benson (benson@uwp.edu) by November 1, 2017. You should use either an MS Word or PDF file format. Be sure to include your name, grade and school, and contact information.

CONTEST RULES

  • Contestants must be students in grades 9-12 in Wisconsin and surrounding areas.
  • Winners must be present to claim their prize on November 30, 2017.
  • Only one entry per contestant.
  • Submissions must be between 2000-5000 words. Submissions may include original characters, but they must contain either a copyrighted character or be obviously set in the Star Wars universe. 
  • Contestants are encouraged to be mindful of point of view, tense, dialogue, and scene construction.
  • Use only your own work. Plagiarism will result
    in disqualification.
  • Email submissions to professors Josef Benson by November 1, 2017

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