Creative Writing Contest: February 12, 2021
Cover Art Contest: March 26, 2021
Film Contest: March 26, 2021
Publication Date: August 23, 2021
Who: The contest is open to ALL tribal college students currently enrolled at an AIHEC-member institution
Each year, Tribal College Journal seeks exceptional creative writing, art, photography, and film by tribal college students for its student writing, art, and film contests. The top writing and art submissions are featured in both the fall print edition of TCJ Student and online at TCJStudent.org. Top film entries will be featured on TCJStudent.org. We encourage students to submit their best work (proofread and edited) for consideration. We prefer that instructors participate in the submission of their students’ work so we can have a contact name and email address.
Publication in TCJ Student and at TCJStudent.org provides students with incentives, national exposure, and material for resumes. TCJ also awards prizes for the winning entries. Student winners have received netbooks, Kindle Fires, iPods, gift cards, certificates, and plaques. Additionally, a nationally recognized Indigenous writer serves as the guest editor for the writing contest, selecting the winners and introducing the issue. Past introductions of the student issue have been written by Kimberly Blaeser and Pulitzer Prize recipient N. Scott Momaday.