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Common Text Contest

photo of a student writingOpen to all new Wright State University first-year students who are starting fall 2015

Prizes include:

  • $250 
  • $100 
  • $50
  • Invitation to attend dinner with Common Text speakers
How to enter the Wright State University Common Text Contest:
  1. Receive The Cellist of Sarajevo free when you attend Orientation
  2. Read the book over the summer
  3. Quote: Select your favorite quote from The Cellist of Sarajevo and write about why it’s your favorite. (min. 150 words)
  4. Life Lesson: What life lesson have you taken away from the book?  How did you learn this life lesson through the reading? (min. 250 words)
  5. Character: What character or person from the book do you most identify with?  Explain why you identify with him or her.  (min. 100 words)
  6. What would you Tweet about the book?  (max. 140 characters)
  7. Submit everything below

Contest winners will be individually notified by September 15, 2015.  Winners and the winning quote will be announced during the Common Text event with author Stephen Galloway on November 16, 2015.

Contest deadline is August 21, 2015.

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min. 150 words
max. 140 characters
min. 250 words
max. 140 characters
min. 100 words
max. 140 characters