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.
To submit an essay, email English Professor Dr. Rae Ann Kumelos at firstname.lastname@example.org before the final deadline at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 12. The three finalists will be notified by Monday, April 22 and will be required to present their papers to the Colloquium event at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 26 in the Levan Center. Family and friends are invited to attend, and refreshments will be served.