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Vortex Creative Writing & Art Contest

Vortex Magazine

Winners will receive their awards at the Vortex Awards Reception
which will be held this year on

Thursday, May 7th, 2015 
from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Chaparral Suites Resort

5001 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85250

This event is open to the public. Anyone can attend!  Tickets are available online at and on campus at the LC Office, LC 305

For more information regarding Vortex or SCC's Creative Writing staff and classes, visit our website at

Questions regarding the Vortex or for more information about the upcoming
awards reception please call (480) 423‑6415 or (480) 423‑6459.
Winners will be honored at the Vortex Awards Ceremony.

In all writing categories, the following prizes will be awarded:

(One) First Prize $100.00
(One) Second Prize $75.00
(One) Third Prize $50.00
(Three) Honorable Mentions $35.00

The winner of the Cover Art will be awarded $100.00

Congratulations to this year's winners of Vortex 2015
Writing Winners

Regina K. Atwood
Darian Braswell
Stephen Carter
Vidushi Chaudhry
Marlene Curley
Michele Florea
Thomas Furr
Tarryn Gilmore
Alicia Hauskins
Cholly Cassandra Robertson
Kina Robinett
Erik Seweingyawma
Cristian Sherman
Kendall Straley
Elizabeth Weis

Art Winners

Kevin Abblett
Andre Arguelles
Peter Brandeis
Matt Cohen
Isolde Davidson
Joyce Erbach
Judy Feldman
Michele Florea
Kim Gluscic
Floyd E. Harris, Jr.
Harold F. Howard
Gloria Langer
Bonnie Lewis
Kathy Dioguardi Newman
Madison Shively
Claudelle Valencia
​Angelika Zgainer


Help Preserve Vortex, the SCC Student Magazine of Writing and Art!
This event is made possible through donations made from community members, faculty, staff, and students. If you would like to help preserve Vortex, the only showcase for SCC students’ excellence in creative writing and art, you can do so online through the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation. Be sure to select Scottsdale CC and "Vortex Student Publication" when making your donation. All donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.

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