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2019 Contest Winners

FIRST-YEAR ESSAY:

  • Adri Ustick, "A Meaningful Life"

POETRY:

  • Vanessa Zimmerman, "Babies and Bathwater," "Cassandra," & "Another Way to Grieve"

SHORT STORY:

  • First, Ryan Price, "A Saturday in August"
  • Second, Erin Broussard, "Mother Love"

LONG FORM:

  • Adriel Eliora Smith, "Scattered Shards and Mended Vessels," a long essay

HYBRID:

  • First, Vanessa Zimmerman, "In the Name of Science"
  • Second, Alex Durham, "Mirrors"

HUMOR:

  • Sarah Powell, "Summer '72"

PERSONAL ESSAY:

  • First, Yuuto Kuroki, "Pray for Sweets"
  • Second, Chanelle Ferguson, "Surrendered Palms"

CREATIVE NONFICTION:

  • First, Jackson Smith, “Bees, Wasps, and Why Their Differences Offer a Psychoanalysis of Monroe Township”
  • Second, Mae McDermott, “Loss of Self, Isolation, Pressure, Breakage, and Silent Hurt as Exemplified by Colored Pencils”

NONFICTION:

  • First, Alanna Laino, "The Cost of Homelessness for Hospital EDs"
  • Second, Leah DeFusco, "People Over Pipelines: A Look at Petroleum Pipelines from a Legal, Ethical, and Special Interest Context

FEATURE/MAGAZINE:

  • First, Alexandra Rose, "Ithaca is Saying No to the Plastic Straw."
  • Second, Danielle Lee, "How to Respond to Racial Microagresssions as a Person of Color"