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2017 Literary Awards Winners


  • 1st place ($300): Nicholas Surprise, "Whirring"
  • 2nd place ($100): Katie Hopkins, "Juvenile"
  • Honorable Mention: Nicholas Surprise, "The Deer"

Creative Prose

  • 1st place ($300): Alaina (Letty) Mundt, "Ashes to Ashes"
  • 2nd place ($100): Beverly Lee, "A Collection of Vignettes: Ramona's Story" and Lizzie Tesch, "The Eye of the Hurricane"

Critical Essay

  • 1st place ($300): Mary Paplham, "Trains, Thoughts, and Trains of Thought: Making the Connection 'In a Station of the Metro'"
  • 2nd place ($100): Elynor Gregorich, "Lacanian Manifestation of Unconscious Fear and Desire in Melville's 'Bartleby'" and Katie Hopkins, "Masked Meanings: The Historical Importance of Masques and Their Role in 'The Tempest'"
  • Honorable Mentions: Alaina (Letty) Mundt, "Does a Cold War Culture Dream of Destruction?: Sixties Paranoia and Philip K. Dick" and Alexandra Paleka, "Alice's Exploration of Feminine Identity in Carroll's 'Through the Looking-Glass'"
Other Awards
  • The English Endowed Award ($1000): Alaina (Letty) Mundt
  • The Mary McHale Wood Endowed Scholarship for Excellence in Writing ($1000): Benjamin Paplham
Previous Winners
To view the award winners from previous years, please visit the Literary Award Winner Archive.