Literary Competition Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the Samuel Eells Literary & Educational Foundation Annual Undergraduate and Graduate Literary Competitions.


2017 Undergraduate Competition Winners

Grand Prize: Daniel Pearl Award for Literary Excellence

Fiction

  1. Jordan Rubin-McGregor, Brown University 2019 for “Original translation of ‘DAS EUROPA DER FRAU’ Hamletsmaschine, Heiner Müller”
  2. Thomas Cooper Lippert, Kenyon College 2018 for “Bernhardt and the Snow Storm”
  3. Michael Abbott, University of Rochester 2019 for “Semillas de Girasol”

Non-Fiction

  1. Benjamin Gaal, Johns Hopkins University 2018 for “Baltimore School Police”
  2. Samantha Fox, University of Pennsylvania 2018 for “The Monstrous Feminine in Medea”
  3. Christopher Good, University of Chicago 2019 for “Square Between the Eyes: A Study of William Kentridge’s Nose”

Poetry

  1. Christopher Good, University of Chicago 2019 for “If you unfurled the vase it’d be a panorama”
  2. Zoe Guttenplan, Columbia University 2018 for “Sonnets”
  3. Jordan Rubin-McGregor, Brown University 2019 for “to cynthia, sophie, and oliver”

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Writing

  1. Jordan Rubin-McGregor, Brown University 2019 for “Processing, Perception, and Peripheral Vision: Exploring Variations of the Pinna-Brelstaff Illusion”
  2. Ryan Hoopes, Washington University in St. Louis 2018 for “The Relationship between Neurochemistry, Stimulant Abuse, and Pharmaceutical Treatment Strategies in Combat-Exposed Military Veterans”
  3. Laurence Okeke, Johns Hopkins University 2019 for “Alzheimer’s Disease: A Battle Against a Degenerating Brain”

Photography

  1. Bailey Caruso, SUNY Plattsburgh 2019 for “Life with Anxiety”
  2. Michael Edmonson, Columbia University 2020 for “Sandfall, Antelope Canyon, AZ”
  3. Emma Goldman, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 2020 for “Blaze, Conflagration, Devouring, Fire and Inferno”

Visual Art

  1. Danielle Stolz, Columbia University 2019 for “The Couple at El Jefe”
    and “The Gas Station Couple”
  2. Isabella Soares, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 2020 for “Sweet Like Me”
  3. Lindsey Chambers, University of Pennsylvania 2018 for “Miltoniopsis Weave”

Music and Lyrics

  1. Christopher Good, University of Chicago 2019 for “Windowpane”
  2. Jacob Levine, Binghamton University 2019 for “Don’t Eat the Pictures”
  3. Sebastian Choe, Columbia University 2017 for “Last Thing” (lyrics)

Film

  1. Omri Cohen, University of Rochester 2018 for “The Path”
  2. Amanda Howanice, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 2018 for “Don’t Look Down”

2017 Graduate Competition Winners

Fiction

  1. Emily Lauren Burg, Columbia University 1996 for “Chasing the Dragon” — $250 to Charity
  2. Cheyenne Morrin, Brown University 2015 for “The Myth of Little Wings” — $100 to Charity
  3. Kari Dahlen, Brown University 1996 for “A Writing in Faulkner’s Style” — $100 to Charity

Non-Fiction

  1. Jim Sabo, Bowdoin College 1992 for “Electronic Communication Etiquette 101” — $250 to Charity
  2. Olivia Lenz, University of Pennsylvania 2013 for “Exploitation or Instruction? The Ethical Mires of International Voluntourism and Volunteering” — $100 to Charity
  3. Roger Turner, Brown University 2001 for “The History and Future of Space Weather” — $100 to Charity

Poetry

  1. David Jilk, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1985 for “Evening Disclosure” — $250 to Charity
  2. Nessa Burns Reifsnyder, Bowdoin College 1986 for “Still Life with Bird” and other works — $100 to Charity
  3. Emily Lauren Burg, Columbia University 1996 for “The Poseurs” — $100 to Charity

Photography

  1. Jim Sabo, Bowdoin College 1992 for “Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 – Decay” and other works — $250 to Charity
  2. Jeanne Kramer-Smyth, Wesleyan University 1990 for “The Edges” series — $100 to Charity
  3. Jamie Martin-McNaughton, Brown University 2003 for “Over the River” — $100 to Charity

 

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