Win $500! Calling all CU Boulder graduate and undergraduate students! We are pleased to announce that the Twentieth Annual Thompson Awards for Western American Writing Contest is open for entries. Entry Deadline: March 19th, 2019 at 11:59pm.

Regardless of whether you call the West your home or you are just passing through, as a student at CU Boulder you live, breathe, eat, drink, and sleep the West. Here is an opportunity to transform your unique perspective on this region into cash simply by putting it to paper. And you can do so in whichever genre suits your creative impulse: poetry, memoir, fiction, creative nonfiction, or academic nonfiction. You can even enter work in each of the categories. Search your hard drive for poems, stories, and papers you have written on Western-related topics—or write something new—and enter the Thompson Awards for Western American Writing Contest. With no entry fees, there is nothing to lose. So go ahead—“Write West!”

Pick your genre. Tell your story. Enter Today!

Open to CU Boulder students only.

For contest rules and more information: or 303.735.1399