Literary Competition Winners 2021

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


2021 Undergraduate Competition Winners

Grand Prize: Daniel Pearl Award for Literary Excellence

Fiction

  1. No award given

Non-Fiction

  1. Kaleb Hood, Brown University 2021 for “Agency in Ancient Exile Literature”
  2. Kaleb Hood, Brown University 2021 for “Something so simple, yet so precious: A Historical Exploration of the Gay Rights Movement in China through Beijing Comrades”
  3. Kaleb Hood, Brown University 2021 for “Völsunga Saga: A Mirror to Icelandic Culture”

Poetry

  1. Izzy Hardy, George Washington University 2022 for “you make me want to write poetry”
  2. Colin Picket, George Washington University 2022 for “Valentine’s Day Candy”
  3. (Third Place TIE) Cassandra McClure, Indiana State University 2022 for “Sandpaper Love” and other works
  4. (Third Place TIE) Cooper Barron, University of Toronto 2024 for “The Ouroboros” and other works

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Writing

  1. Diane Story, Brown University 2023 for “Climate Change and the Future of ENSO”
  2. No award given
  3. No award given

Photography

  1. Mari Rios, George Washington University 2021 for “Levitating”and other works
  2. Izzy Hardy, George Washington University 2022 for “Roof Spires”
  3. No award given

Visual Art

  1. Mari Rios, George Washington University 2021 for “America the Great” (collage of old newspapers, acrylic paint, and embroidery)
  2. Cameron Stice, Indiana State University 2021 for “Orange” (oil on canvas) and “Blue” (oil on canvas)
  3. No award given

Music and Lyrics

  1. Stephanie Gemmell, George Washington University 2021 for “come to be, a rhythm” (score)
  2. Stephanie Gemmell, George Washington University 2021 for “Solstice” (score)
  3. Stephanie Gemmell, George Washington University 2021 for “hazel sky” (score)

Film

  1. No award given.

2021-2022 Alumni Competition Winners

The competition runs in the Spring. Check back later in the year!

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