Tyner Prizes


‌The intent of the Tyner Prizes and the Tyner-Roethke Award in Student Poetry is to encourage and recognize excellence in classroom writing at SVSU. Three prizes of $100 each and a plaque may be awarded in three categories: fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Works nominated by faculty in the Humanities—Art, Communication, English, Modern Foreign Languages, Music, and Theater—that were written since January 1, 2013 are eligible for submission. 

(Note:  Papers written for General Education courses in these departments should be submitted for the Braun Award in the General Education category).

A panel of three judges, two from English, and one from a department other than English, will read anonymous submissions and make determinations. Judges' decisions will be announced at the Writing Awards Reception, Tuesday, April 8, 2014.

Nominations must be submitted by February 25, 2014.

Winning submissions will be required to edit their work as necessary for any publication by May 31, 2014.