Student Contest Information

Student Contest Information

Welcome to the Contest Corner!

This page serves as a homepage for student contests held at DACC or those in the community. Make sure to take a look at the current contest that are available on this page. Contests can be in the form of writing promts, selfie pics, and those of holiday costume contests.


Most of the contest listed will come with different sorts of prizes, ranging from scholarships, money, and giftcards.

Contest Categories Available

DACC Open Mic Night

Sponsored by Liberal Arts/The Writing Center

Rules for Participation:

  • Mic is open to anyone who wishes to share their talent
  • Participants must reserve a spot by December 1st with Prof. Marla Jarmer at:
  • Mic is open to the community, but preference for spots will be given to DACC students.
  • Participants should have 5-10 minutes of material to perform.
  • Mic and a chair or stool will be provided.

David Brosi Poetry Contest

Sponsored by Liberal Arts/The Writing Center

Rules for Participation:

  • Students wishing to enter the David Brosi Poety Contest should submit to Prof. Marla Jarmer at
  • There are two divisions; DACC students and High School students (Dual enrollment students can choose either option)
  • Students may submit up to three poems for the contest

Prizes Awarded:

  • First place (in each division) $75 and publication in Waiting for Rain
  • Second place $50 and publication in Waiting for Rain
  • Third place $25 and publication in Waiting for Rain
  • Deadline for submission is April 1, 2023 but students don't need to wait until next semester to enter.

Waiting for Rain Literary Publication Submissions

The DACC Liberal Arts Division/Writing Center are currently accepting submissions for next year’s Waiting for Rain Literary publication.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Poems, short fiction, flash fiction, and creative non-fiction essay manuscripts can be sent to Prof. Marla Jarmer at
  • Students, staff, and alumni are all encouraged to submit work.
  • Please limit poetry submissions to five or less and essays to five or fewer pages.
  • Essays should be in MLA format and poems should be formatted as the writer wishes them to appear on the page.
  • Please include a cover page with your name, contact info, and the names of all of the works you are submitting.