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The Saint Louis University Library Associates proudly sponsors several student-based competitions designed to foster creativity and literary achievement.

“Inspired By” Arts Showcase

The “Inspired By” Arts Showcase is one of several student-based competitions open to high school and college students to create a work of visual, literary or musical art that connects with a theme from Saint Louis University's annual Campus Read book.

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Undergraduate Writing Award

Founded in 2015, the Undergraduate Writing Award honors undergraduate literary achievement in three rotating genres: short fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction. The competition aims to foster a culture in which literary effort across Saint Louis University's entire undergraduate body is encouraged and recognized, and excellence is rewarded.

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1818 Writing Competition

The 1818 Writing Competition is open to high school students enrolled in Saint Louis University’s 1818 Dual Enrollment program in several states. It honors grades 9-12 literary achievement in three genres: short fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction.

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