The BC English Department recognizes the excellent work, diversity and future potential of its students with its annual Student Colloquium. Currently-enrolled BC students are encouraged to submit an essay between 1500-3000 words on any topic in English and literature. The first place finalist will be awarded $1500, while second and third place finalists will be awarded $500 each. All finalists will be published in Bakersfield College's online journal, the Roughneck Review.
Students must be currently enrolled at Bakersfield College. All academic majors are welcome to submit, and students must have taken at least one course in English or any Literature class.
Essay must be a minimum of 1500 words, but may not exceed 3000 words. The essay is required to be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word.
Students may write on any topic in English or Literature. If you have questions regarding appropriate topics, please consult with any of the BC English Department Colloquium faculty members:
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