English & ESL Department Annual Writing Contest

The English & ESL Department at LACC holds an annual writing contest for all students enrolled at the college during the spring semester of each school year. The English & ESL Department awards first, second, third and honorable mention scholarship prizes in the categories of short story, poetry, and ESL writing. Students must follow and adhere to the guidelines for each contest to be eligible. Winners will be notified in early May and should plan on attending the Awards Ceremony scheduled at the end of the Spring semester.

Deadline for Submissions

Submit a copy of your manuscript at the English & ESL Department office (JH 301) by 12:00 noon on April 18. Click on the links below for the submission guidelines. You can also pick up copies of the guidelines and flyers at the office. 

ESL Writing Contest Guidelines
English Writing Contest Guidelines
English Writing Contest Flyer

Writing Support Center

The Writing Support Center provides assistance to all writers on campus, in every subject, at any stage of the writing process. At the Writing Support Center, you can:

  • Get one-on-one tutoring (online or in-person)
  • Drop off your paper for feedback from a tutor
  • Attend faculty-led workshops
  • Brush up on grammar and writing skills with Achieve grammar & writing software

Go to the Writing Support Center


English & ESL Department

Office Hours and Location

Mondays to Thursdays: 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Fridays to Sundays: Closed

Our department is located on the 3rd floor of Jefferson Hall in room JH 301.


Jeffrey M. Nishimura, Department Chair
Email: nishimjm@lacitycollege.edu
Phone: (323) 953-4000 ext. 2700

The Chair usually attends meetings in the afternoon, so please call before you come

Jasminee Haywood-Daley, Secretary
Email: haywooj@lacitycollege.edu
Phone: (323)  953-4000 ext. 2700