Writing contest: What does ‘time’ mean to you?

In honour of National Novel Writing Month, undergraduates are invited to submit poetry or a few paragraphs describing what “time” means to them for a chance to win a Kobo e-Reader or Campus Store gift card.

Students can write about time as a metaphor, the passing of time or even a specific time of day. The only catch is that submissions have to be 200 words or less.

Last year, the writing contest drew 200 entries with the top prize going to Yagana Samim, a first-year Social Sciences student. The runners-up were Bahar Orang, a fourth-year Arts & Science student, and Chantal Cino, a third-year Peace Studies and Political Science student.

Submissions for this year’s contest can be dropped off at the Student Success Centre (Gilmour Hall 110) between Nov. 3 to 28.

Contest rules:

  • Open to undergraduate students
  • Entries must be 200 words or less
  • Submissions must include full name, student number and McMaster email address
  • Submissions must be dropped off in person at the Student Success Centre (Gilmour Hall 110) during regular office hours

Student Success Centre writing assistants will evaluate entries on creativity, writing style, language and mechanics. Click here for more information about the contest.