"Write & Draw Bilkent Contest"

Write & Draw Bilkent contest, is planned to encourage Bilkent students to create humorous and literary works. The contest will be organized by Bilkent University Library, Bilkent Humor and Culture Club and will be held in three categories; poem, caricature and essay. The theme is “Life in Bilkent”. Humorous works will get extra points. The works can be written in either Turkish or English.


- The contest is open to all Bilkent University members (students, staff etc.)

- A contestant can submit for all categories (poem, caricature and essay) but he/she can participate with only one work for each category.

- The poems can be at any length.

- The essays should be minimum 100- maximum 1000 words in length.

- The caricatures can be black/white or coloured in A4 size. Any technique can be used for the caricatures.

- Submitted works should not include any discrimination of religion, language or race and they shall be in conformity with public decency.

- The poems and essays that will be send online should be in Word or PDF format. The format of the cartoons should be JPG or JPEG with 300DPI resolution.

- Any poem, caricature or essay that has received a prize in another competition is not eligible for submission.

- Each participating contestant must declare and pledge that he/she has created and owns works that being submitted.

- Bilkent Library, Bilkent Humor and Culture Club reject any responsibility for copyright of the work submitted by contestants. Legal liability for any copyright infringement belongs entirely to the contestant.

- Administrative students of Bilkent Humor, Culture Club and jury cannot submit to the contest.

- Bilkent Library, Bilkent Humor and Culture Club can use the works in print or in the digital environment by indicating the name of the contestant, but cannot use any work for commercial purposes. There will be no additional royalty payment to the contestant. The works of first three winners in all three categories will be published in Bilkent Humor and Culture Club’s magazine BİLKENT TOSBAA.


- All entries must be sent to libcompetition@bilkent.edu.tr via Bilkent email account.

- Submission form that held in Reference Department in the library must be filled.

- Contestants who complete the submission form are assumed to have accepted all participation rules.

PRIZES (for each three categories):

1st: 100TL Meteksan gift voucher

2nd: 2 Cinema tickets

3rd: 1 Brownie & Coffee (Coffee Break)


Start date: 7 March 2016

Deadline: 6 May 2016, 17:00

Award and certificate ceremony: (To be announced)


For all queries and questions, please contact libcompetition@bilkent.edu.tr using a Bilkent e-mail address

Good luck to all contestants!