Literature Club hosts Endeavor Award for second year in a row

Rocio Rodriguez

The Endeavor Award is back to recognize those students who have demonstrated outstanding literature work.

The award, as well as the club, aims to “promote and celebrate the value and power of literature,” said Josh Craft, vice president of the Literature Club.

The application process is open to any student who is currently enrolled in at least five units and has a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The deadline to apply is March 21.

For the applications, students will need to submit an original poem, narrative, screenplay, essay, or any other works that haven’t been published and should not exceed 2,500 words.

The submissions will be anonymously judged based on originality, style, development, cultural insight, and correctness.

The first place winner will receive a $150 scholarship, second place will receive $100, and third place will receive $50. The winners will also be asked to read their work. Certificates will be awarded to them.

Although the club is in charge of putting everything together, they appreciate the help that is offered to them

“Literature club is very grateful to the Cerritos College Foundation for their help with the Endeavor Award,” said Club President Vanessa Vega.

Last year’s recipient, Eduardo Ramos, expresses that the award inspired him to continue writing.

Cierra Sorin, also recipient of the award, shares the same feeling as Ramos, as winning has also motivated her to keep pushing herself in her writing.

The winners of the award will be notified May 1 and a ceremony will take place a week before finals.

“The Endeavor Award challenges writers to submit their best work,” said Ramos, who is trying to encourage and motivate others to apply.

“This award made me realize that getting published is a real possibility, and that meant more to me than anything,” Sorin said.

The ceremony will be open to anyone that would like to attend.

“Last year, it was a lot of fun! We had a poem, a narrative, and a screenplay as the winning entries” Vega said.

Applications can be found at