Literary Competition Winners 2016

Congratulations to the winners of the Samuel Eells Literary & Educational Foundation 2016 Annual Undergraduate and Graduate Literary Competitions.


2016 Undergraduate Competition Winners

Grand Prize: Daniel Pearl Award for Literary Excellence

Fiction

  1. Margaret Sullivan, Brown University 2017 for “Water to Water”
  2. Bryn Torres Friedenberg, University of Pennsylvania 2018 for “Closure Not Guaranteed”
  3. Jiahong Sun, Brown University 2017

Non-Fiction

  1. Samatha Fox, University of Pennsylvania 2018
  2. Luke Zahorik, University of Colorado 2018
  3. Eli Brewer, University of Washington 2017 for “Iran Nuclear Program and the Relevant Actors”

Poetry

  1. Aidan Bull, University of Toronto 2018
  2. Caitlin Howell, University of Pennsylvania 2018 for “Calomel: A Cascade”
  3. Xiomara Damour, SUNY Binghamton 2017 for “Milk and Honey”

Photography

  1. Carolyn Dundes, Wesleyan University 2017
  2. Rebecca Somach, University of Pennsylvania 2016
  3. Malavika Krishnan, Wesleyan University 2016

Film

  1. No 2016 winners. Submit your entries in 2017!

Music & Lyrics

  1. No 2016 winners. Submit your entries in 2017!

2016 Graduate Competition Winners

Fiction

  1. Emily Lauren Burg, Columbia University 1996 for “L’amour Fou” — $250 to WriteGirl
  2. Jim Sabo, Bowdoin College 1992 for “Got it in One” — $100 to Impro Theatre

Non-Fiction

  1. Nhu Tien Lu, Bowdoin College 2000 for “To Bear Witness” — $250 to Pacific Links Foundation (for scholarships)
  2. Emily Lauren Burg, Columbia University 1996 for “Let’s Roll” — $100 to WriteGirl

Poetry

  1. Emily Lauren Burg, Columbia University 1996 for “The White Skirt” — $250 to WriteGirl
  2. Mark Fung, Wesleyan University 1989 for “Pantun” — $100 to Friends of the Brownell Library
  3. David Jilk, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1985 for “Saga for a Friend” — $100 to Society for Preservation of Greek Housing for Lambda Phi reservations