Student Showcase Writers
2023 Student Showcase
Please note: there is no application fee for student submissions.
James Robert Cobb Student Writer Awards
There will be three poetry winners, three prose winners, and three spoken word winners.
Cash prizes are $250 for 1st place, and $150 for 2nd place, and $100 for 3rd place in each category.
Poet Andres Rojas generously sponsors the awards in honor of his late teacher, mentor, and friend. Rojas says, "These awards are given to selected student writer participants at JaxbyJax in memory of Dr. James R. Cobb, a professor at Florida State College at Jacksonville's Kent Campus for over 20 years. He was a life-long educator and supporter of higher education for all who aspired to it. Dr. Cobb was a mentor and a model for broad-minded but rigorous thought to his students."
JaxbyJax is grateful to Rojas for honoring the memory of a beloved teacher by encouraging student writers and celebrating their work.
THE FOLLOWING TALENTED JACKSONVILLE
HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE STUDENTS
WILL PRESENT THEIR WORK ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2ND
AT THE FSCJ KENT CAMPUS AUDITORIUM
Douglas Anderson School of the Arts
(with thanks to Tiffany Melanson)
Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ)
(with thanks to Jenn Chase and Whitney Lafond)
University of North Florida (UNF)
Hailey Rose Jacobsen
James (Jake) Tedder
(with thanks to Mark Ari, Tricia Booker, and Jessica Stark )
JaxbyJax Student Showcase is sponsored by: