Vortex Creative Writing & Art Contest

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Vortex Creative Writing & Art Contest

Winners will receive their awards at the:
Vortex Awards Reception  |  First week of May
Embassy Suites by Hilton, 5001 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85250

This event is open to the public. Anyone can attend!
Tickets will be available on month prior to the event online at ezticket.com/scc and on campus at the LC Office, LC 305.

For more information regarding Vortex or SCC's Creative Writing staff and classes,
visit the Sandra Desjardins' Creative Writing website.

Questions regarding the Vortex or for more information about the upcoming
Creative Writing & Art Competition please call (480) 423‑6415 or (480) 423‑6459.
Winners will be honored at the Vortex Awards Reception.

Writing awards will be announced at the Awards Reception.

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 "Vortex Student Publication" when making your donation. All donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.

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Vortex Third in Southwest Division

This year, Vortex placed 2nd in the Southwest Division (for nearly 16 years, Vortex has consistently placed First, Second, or Third). The following students won this year as well (they competed with every writer in every literary magazine in the Southwest Division!).
Asmarrah Lila Eslynne Bedford's "Latch Key" placed 2nd in Poetry
Asmarrah Lila Eslynne Bedford's "The Last Desert Roadhouse" placed 1st in Short Story
Matthew Hoober's "A Centerfold in Marble" placed 1st in Creative Nonfiction
Anazia Potee's "Side Show" placed 1st in Script Writing

2016 also marks the most individual student awards for Vortex to date!

Congratulations Vortex 2017 Winners

Writing Winners

Kevin Abblett
Robert Buchanan
Rosario Escarcega
Robin Hartwell
Garrett Iannarelli
Robert Lewis
Montana Lorente
Samreena Mathur
Antha Perkins
Serena Primeau
Cholly Robertson
Stephen Rubin
Meghan Saul
Ryan Severyn
Arthur Spina
Chelsea VanWinkle
Jessica Warfle
Aaron Wilson

Art Winners

Eleanor Babbitt
Peter Brandeis
Kathy Diogaurdi
Wallace Duncan
Joyce Erbach
Judith Feldman
Barbara Goldberg
William Goren
Ethan Haddad
Stephen Hoffman
Gloria Langer
Bonnie Lewis
Harry Rahawarin
Melissa Schleuger
Daniel Tullie