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Awards and Contests

Departmental Awards

Awarded annually through faculty nomination and faculty vote.

  • Cassady Scholarship: Excellence in creative or critical writing
  • Cramer Award: Excellence in academics, leadership, and commitment to the university community
  • Fisher Award: Excellence in creative writing
  • Joining Hands: Excellence in student teaching
  • Myers Award: Excellence in critical or interpretive writing
  • Roberts Award: Excellence in leadership and commitment to Quiz & Quill

Quiz & Quill Awards

Each year, Quiz & Quill coordinates poetry, religious poetry, fiction, historical fiction, essay, and dramatic writing contests open to any Otterbein student. Visit their website for submission guidelines and deadlines.

Quiz and Quill

Quiz & Quill is the student literary organization at Otterbein University. Q&Q welcomes Otterbein students of all majors to participate in readings, submit their work for publication, and join our staff.

Tan and Cardinal

The Tan and Cardinal is Otterbein's student newspaper. Find out more about it by visiting otterbein360.com, the website for the T&C as well as our radio station, WOBN, and our television station, WOCC.