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2009 student writing competition

Student writing competition 2009








ADM-HEA invites students studying on art, design or media higher education courses in the UK to enter this year's writing competition.  This year we invite students to research and produce a piece of critical/creative writing exploring the theme of learning spaces in art, design and media higher education.

Assessment criteria
Submissions will be assessed according to the following criteria and should:

  • critically investigate the theme of learning spaces in your area of study;
  • reflect on your own experience of learning spaces;
  • present the results of this investigation in an imaginative way.

When writing your piece please consider the following.  You should:

  • be sensitive to cultural, contextual and institutional differences (i.e. it should not expose a particular individual or openly criticise an individual department.  Please anonymise the work);
  • not exceed a 1,000-word limit;
  • submit your writing with the application form in electronic format;
  • use visual imagery as appropriate.  It is the responsibility of the author to seek permission to publish any images before they are submitted.

Submissions that meet the above criteria and make use of the guidance will be published on the ADM-HEA website in advance of the ADM-HEA 2009 Annual Forum: to be held in May at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff and exploring the theme of 'learning spaces' in art, design and media higher education.

An overall winning submission will be chosen by the editors of The Journal of Writing in Creative Practice

The winner will receive an iPod Touch and be invited to the Higher Education Academy annual conference to be held in Manchester in July 2009.  This submission will also be published in ADM-HEA's Networks magazine.

The closing date for entries is Friday, 27 March 2009.

If you have any questions, please contact Jenny Embleton on 01273 643119 or email

Application form

Guidance and criteria

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