I just saw an announcement for a CUNY writing contest. Here are some details:
The prize money is substantial ($1000 for first place, in each category), and the subject matter (“work” or “labor”) is also germane to the experience of many of our students. The deadline for this year’s contest is March 1, 2013.
There are four categories for students to submit: fiction/creative nonfiction; poetry; essay; and art/photography. The prize money, per category, is as follows:
5 honorable mentions: $100
www.laborarts.org/contest has the full submission guidelines.