2019 JSU Writers Bowl

2018 Writers Bowl Winners

English Department

Jacksonville State University

700 Pelham Road North

Jacksonville, AL 36265

(256) 782-5412

Dear High School English Teacher:

It is again time to register for the JSU Writers Bowl. This team competition for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors is held annually on the Jacksonville State University campus. The purpose of the competition is to promote excellence in and an enthusiasm for writing.

This year's JSU Writers Bowl will be held in Leone Cole Auditorium on Thursday, October 31, 2019 (Please note the change of weekday).

In order to compete, each team must consist of two sophomores, two juniors, and two seniors. The students do not have to have any special instruction; just choose students who will enjoy working together. Because the JSU Writers Bowl has grown considerably over the last few years, we can accept no more than a total of 100 teams. As has been the case in the past, schools are invited to bring more than one team, but this year we have placed a five-team limit per school.   Please do not bring additional or alternate students as we cannot make provisions for more than six members per team.  The fee is $30.00 per team.

The student teams will compete in the areas of poetry and prose. All necessary instructions and information will be provided on the day of the competition. Each team will work together to produce a single work following the same prompt as all other teams. The final written works will be judged by members of the JSU faculty, and awards will be given on the day of the competition. Individuals who are members of competing teams may also enter an essay competition. This gives the student an opportunity to compete independently. Essays must follow the assigned topic and should be received no later than October 11, 2019.

Please find the registration forms and essay information at the bottom of this page.

If you have questions concerning the competition or your registration, please contact Jessica Mayberry, (256) 782-5691 or jmayberry@jsu.edu. All registration forms and payments must be received by October 21, 2019

We look forward to seeing you in October!

The JSU Writers Bowl Planning Committee

2019 Writers Bowl Schedule  | 2019 Writers Bowl Registration Form  | 2019 Writers Bowl Essay Competition