The Stark-Tinkham Writing Contest
Sigrid Stark in 1952; Charles Tinkham in 1992
The Stark-Tinkham Writing Contest is a campus-wide contest open to all current PUC students. The contest was established in 1973 by Sigrid Stark, the first head of the English department at PUC; it was later renamed the Sigrid Stark Writing Contest in her honor. In 2004, the name of legendary poet and PUC professor Charles Tinkham was added to the title of the contest to honor his many years of service to PUC, especially to the writing contest, which he organized for many years.
Since its establishment, the Stark-Tinkham Writing Contest has distributed thousands of dollars in prizes to our talented student writers, and has invited a host of nationally recognized authors to speak at the awards ceremony. The contest is one of the campus’s longest-running and most cherished institutions.
Click here to download the complete rules for submissions to the most recent contest (PDF). Click here for this year’s flyer about the contest (PDF).