Submission

The deadline for receipt of entries is 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 21, 2017 in the main office of the Department of Communication and Media (Sage 3502).

Please be sure to include a completed entry form with your submission.

Keep copies of everything you submit. If you wish to have entries other than those submitted by email returned, provide a self-addressed, stamped envelope (you may omit the stamps if you have a campus mailing address).

The McKinney Committee reserves the right to retain for its files one copy of each winning entry for future reference by competitors and McKinney Committee members.

 

PLEASE CAREFULLY READ AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:

Print Media


Each submission of poetry, short fiction/drama, and essays should be enclosed in a 9" x 12" envelope and should include the following:

  • ONE (1) copy of the completed entry form ( PDF ) (ONE ENTRY FORM FOR EACH SUBMISSION) and
  • THREE (3) copies of your submission using standard 8.5" x 11" paper, single-sided and double-spaced (poetry does not need to be double-spaced), each separate copy stapled (if your submission is only one page, no staple is necessary).

On the first page of your submission, type the title of your submission and the contest category to which you're submitting but not your name. Number all pages, and before each page number type a consistent keyword from your submission title.

Print "McKinney Contest" on the outside of your envelope. Please do not bend or fold your entries. Print Media cannot be submitted via email.

 

Electronic and Other Mixed Media Using Language

Entries must conform to the following technical specifications to be judged:


     • Format: pdf, jpeg, swf, or html
     • Video length: 10 min. maximum
    


By E-Mail
If submitting by e-mail, send the following:

  • ONE (1) copy of the completed entry form ( PDF ) for each submission and
  • An Internet URL for entry (e.g., http://www.rpi.edu/~RCSID/)

On the first screen of your entry submission, include your title and category but not your name. YOUR NAME SHOULD NOT APPEAR ANYWHERE ON YOUR SUBMISSION.

Send both the completed entry form and Internet URL to Barbara Lewis, lewisb2@rpi.edu. Type "McKinney Contest" on the Subject line of your e-mail message.

A return e-mail will be sent to you to acknowledge receipt of the entry. If you do not receive such an e-mail, please call Barbara Lewis (x 3344) to verify that your entry has been received.

On CD or DVD
In a 9" x 12" envelope, include the following:

  • ONE (1) copy of the completed entry form ( PDF ) for each submission and
  • THREE (3) CDs or DVDs with an executable file as the entry (e.g., EXE Projector file for works created with Macromedia Director; SWF file for works created with Macromedia Flash).

    Note: If your entry needs software such as a game engine to run, please include a copy of that software.

On the first screen of your entry submission, include your title and category but not your name. YOUR NAME SHOULD NOT APPEAR ANYWHERE ON YOUR SUBMISSION.

Print "McKinney Contest" on the outside of your envelope.