Contests

SLAM reserves the rights to modify contest dates and details. All modifications will be posted here, so be sure to check our listings below for the most up-to-date information on our contests.


 Current

Fall ’18 Short Story Contest

Submission Start Date: September 24, 12:01 AM  || Submission Deadline: November 25, 11:59 PM

Guidelines

  • Suggested length: 5-15 pages (though longer or shorter submissions will be accepted)
  • Submitted as a .doc/.docx or .pdf file
  • Original content only (parodies of existing stories are allowed)
  • All content should be Christ-honoring (e.g. no explicit content or strong language)
  • Submit here or email your submission to submit@slamsebts.net

Awards

  • Winning submissions will be published in the 2019 edition of Southeastern’s Literature and Art Magazine.
  • Select winning submissions will be featured on the website.
  • All winners will be notified by email.

Current

Fall ’18 Poetry Contest

Submission Start Date: September 24, 12:01 AM  || Submission Deadline: November 25, 11:59 PM

Guidelines

  • All poetic forms will be considered
  • You may make up to 4 submissions per person
  • Submit here or send your poem to submit@slamsebts.net

Awards

  • The author of the winning poem will receive a volume of collected poetry selected by the SLAM staff.
  • Winning submissions will be published in the 2019 edition of Southeastern’s Literature and Art Magazine.
  • Select winning submissions will be featured on the website.
  • All winners will be notified by email.

Upcoming

Winter ’18 Photography Contest

Submission Start Date: December 12, 12:01 AM  || Submission Deadline: January 20, 11:59 PM

Guidelines

  • Up to 7 photos per student
  • Recommended format: .jpg format and 300 dpi resolution
  • no uploads larger than 5MB
  • no family, wedding, or nude photography
  • Original photography only
  • Preference will be given to seasonal photography which features the beauty of winter
  • Submit here or email your submission to submit@slamsebts.net

Awards

  • Winning submissions will be published in the 2019 edition of Southeastern’s Literature and Art Magazine.
  • Select winning submissions will be featured on the website.
  • All winners will be notified by email.


© Completed

Fall ’18 Photography Contest

Submission Start Date: August 20, 12:01 AM || Submission Deadline: September 16, 11:59 PM

Guidelines

  • Up to 7 photos per student
  • Recommended format: .jpg format and 300 dpi resolution
  • no uploads larger than 5MB
  • no family, wedding, or nude photography
  • Original photography only
  • Submit here or email your submission to submit@slamsebts.net

Awards

  • Winning submissions will be published in the 2019 edition of Southeastern’s Literature and Art Magazine.
  • Select winning submissions will be featured on the website.
  • All winners will be notified by email.

© Completed

Spring ’18 Drawing, Sketching, and Painting Contest

Submission Start Date: April 1, 12:01 AM || Submission Deadline: April 15, 11:59 PM

Guidelines

  • Up to 5 drawings/sketches/paintings per student
  • Recommended submission format: .jpg format (w/ 300 dpi resolution)
  • no uploads larger than 5.5 by 8.5 inches
  • no explicit content
  • Original drawings and sketches only
  • Submit here or email your submission to submit@slamsebts.net

Awards

  • All winners will be notified by email.
  • Winning submissions will be featured on all SLAM media outlets, including the blog.
  • Winning submissions will appear in the 2018 edition of Southeastern’s Literature and Arts Magazine.

© Completed

Spring ’18 Photography Contest

Submission Start Date: April 1, 12:01 AM || Submission Deadline: April 15, 11:59 PM

Guidelines

  • Up to 7 photos per student
  • Recommended format: .jpg format and 300 dpi resolution
  • no uploads larger than 5MB
  • no family, wedding, or nude photography
  • Original photography only
  • Submit here or email your submission to submit@slamsebts.net

Awards

  • All winners will be notified by email.
  • Winning submissions will be featured on all SLAM media outlets, including the blog.
  • Winning submissions will appear in the 2018 edition of Southeastern’s Literature and Arts Magazine.

 

© Completed

Fall ’17 Short Story Contest

Submission Start Date: October 1 || Submission Deadline: November 30

Guidelines

  • Suggested length: 5-15 pages (though longer or shorter submissions will be accepted)
  • Submitted as a .doc/.docx or .pdf file
  • Original content only (parodies of existing stories are allowed)
  • All content should be Christ-honoring (e.g. no explicit content or strong language)
  • Submit here or email your submission to submit@slamsebts.net

Awards

  • All winners will be notified by email.
  • The author of the winning short story will receive a Barnes & Noble gift card.
  • The winning short stories will be featured on SLAM media outlets, including the blog.
  • The winning script will be printed in the 2018 edition of Southeastern’s Literature and Arts Magazine.

© Completed

Fall ’17 Photography Contest

Submission Start Date: October 14 || Submission Deadline: November 30

Guidelines

  • Up to 7 photos per student
  • Recommended format: .jpg format and 300 dpi resolution
  • no uploads larger than 5MB
  • no family, wedding, or nude photography
  • Original photography only
  • Submit here or email your submission to submit@slamsebts.net

Awards

  • All winners will be notified by email.
  • Winning submissions will be featured on all SLAM media outlets, including the blog.
  • Winning submissions will appear in the 2018 edition of Southeastern’s Literature and Arts Magazine.

© Completed

Fall ’17 Poetry Contest

Submission Start Date: November 1 | Submission Deadline: November 30

Guidelines

  • All poetic forms will be considered
  • You may make up to 4 submissions per person
  • Submit using here or send your poem to submit@slamsebts.net

Awards

  • The author of the winning poem will receive a volume of collected poetry selected by the SLAM staff.
  • Winning submissions will be featured on the blog and the 2017 magazine
  • Select winning submissions will be featured on the website
  • All winners will be notified by email

© Completed

Spring ’17 Drawing and Sketching Contest

Submission deadline: March 2nd 11:59 PM EST

Guidelines

  • Up to 5 drawings/sketches per student
  • Recommended submission format: .jpg format (w/ 300 dpi resolution)
  • no uploads larger than 5.5 by 8.5 inches
  • no explicit content
  • Original drawings and sketches only
  • Submit here or email your submission to submit@slamsebts.net

Awards

  • All winners will be notified by email.
  • Winning submissions will be featured on all SLAM media outlets, including the blog.
  • Winning submissions will appear in the spring 2017 SLAM magazine.

© Completed

Spring ’17 Photography Contest

Submission deadline: February 2nd 11:59 PM EST

Guidelines

  • Up to 7 photos per student
  • Recommended format: .jpg format and 300 dpi resolution
  • no uploads larger than 5MB
  • no family, wedding, or nude photography
  • Original photography only
  • Submit here or email your submission to submit@slamsebts.net

Awards

  • All winners will be notified by email.
  • Winning submissions will be featured on all SLAM media outlets, including the blog.
  • Winning submissions will appear in the spring 2017 SLAM magazine.

© Completed

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Fall ’16 Poetry Contest

Submission deadline: November 25

Guidelines

  • All poetic forms will be considered
  • You may make up to 3 submissions per person
  • Submit using here or send your poem to submit@slamsebts.net

Awards

  • The winner will receive a collection of poetry as a prize (specific book TBA)
  • Winning submissions will be featured on the blog and the 2017 magazine
  • Select winning submissions will be featured on the website
  • All winners will be notified by end of the semester

© Completed

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Fall ’16 Script Contest

Submission Deadline: November 25

Guidelines

  • Recommended length: 15-25 pages (though longer submissions will be accepted)
  • 4 to 12 characters with a balance of male/female roles 
  • Written in script format with dialogue distinguished by characters
  • Original content only (parodies of existing stories are allowed)
  • All content should be Christ-honoring (e.g. no explicit content or strong language)
  • Submit here or email your submission to submit@slamsebts.net

Awards

  • All winners will be notified by December 3.
  • The winning script will be featured on SLAM media outlets, including the blog.
  • The winning script will be performed live in the spring by Southeastern’s Performance Arts Club
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