Celebration of Scholarship and Creative Works

Author Awards

The Author Celebration has been renamed the Celebration of Scholarship and Creative Works! It will be included in the HatchEd Innovation Conference and Idea Incubator and held on Thursday, February 18, 2021, in the early evening.

HatchEd is Ferris State University's conference for innovators and would-be innovators from every college and department across Ferris. HatchEd empowers exploration and creates an environment where you can make unexpected connections.

The purpose of the Celebration of Scholarship and Creative Works is to honor faculty, staff, and students for their original work that has already been recognized outside of Ferris. The event showcases Ferris individuals who have published, presented, exhibited, or performed a scholarly or creative work in a professional setting between the dates of January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2020.

You may use the publication form to submit up to three works each for 2019 and 2020 to be considered for this special event. If you have already submitted for 2919, you do not need to re-enter your submission. Just submit your 2020 works.

Submissions for HatchEd close October 31, 2020

Examples of scholarly or creative work include:

  • Fiction book
  • Non-fiction book
  • Scholarly article
  • Documentary
  • Short story
  • Book chapter
  • Presentation
  • Poem
  • Poster
  • Sound & video recording
  • Art exhibit
  • Creative expression
  • Performance

The Celebration of Scholarship and Creative Works event is sponsored by Ferris Library for Information, Technology and Education (FLITE), Kendall College of Art and Design Library, Ferris Extended and International Operations, and the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. 

For questions, contact Carrie Franklund at ext. 3534 or at [email protected].


1. Work must be published, displayed, presented, or acted between January 1, 2019 and December 31 of 2020.

  • Pre-Press Journal articles that have not been published yet in print, but are on-line, will not be accepted until they are published in print if the journal is a print journal.

2. No submissions are accepted after January 31 of current year.

3. Work must be original

  • Copy editors who correct grammar are not recognized; however, a main editor who compiles a work as a whole is accepted. This type of editorial work may include placement of texts, creating a unified voice, moving the reader to some point of view(s) and conclusion, and writing the preface and summary.
  • Reviewer work is not accepted unless review is substantial (scholarly, footnoted, and lengthy). Reviews that are one or two paragraphs long are not accepted.

4. Work must be recognized by a committee or group outside of Ferris.

  • The work does not necessarily need to be peer-reviewed but the work must have been submitted for inclusion and chosen while someone else’s work was denied. For example, a painting submitted to a gallery for sale would not be recognized but work accepted to be a gallery exhibition would count. Works that are self-published or published on someone’s blog or website, with the blog or website owner being the only reviewer, are not accepted.
  • Work recognized in an online journal may be accepted if decisions are made by a committee.
  • Work done in a public space where there is no oversight, such as performance art showcased at a mall, is not accepted.
  • Work published in a Ferris venue such as Kendall’s Helen Miller Kendall Gallery for graduate work (HMK Gallery) or in Ferris’ Doctorate in Community College Leadership (DCCL) publications such as DCCL Perspectives are not accepted.
  • Student work done in or for a class is accepted if it receives outside recognition. For example, a student’s publication won an American Advertising Award (ADDY) and was subsequently accepted by the Celebration committee, even though the book had not yet been published by a company.

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