English Department’s Poetry and Research Contest Winners

English Department’s Poetry and Research Contest Winners

May 13, 2022 | , ,

The East Central College English Department has announced the winners of the annual Poetry and Research Writing Contest.

In the poetry category, Christian Emory received first-place honors for, “Well-done.”

In the research essay category, Jillian Stigge’s, “Dangerous New Censorships in Education,” was the first-place winner.

First-place recipients received $100 in prize money. Second-place winners were given $50, and third-place winners received $25.

Josh Stroup, instructor and English department chair, thanked Katie Holtmeyer for assisting in judging the contest, as well as everyone who submitted to this contest, and those who helped spread the word about the contest.

“If you know any of these students, please reach out and give them a rowdy congrats! They deserve it,” Stroup said. “The Literary and Art Review will be out soon, so you too can read these award-winning works.”

In addition, the English department will host a Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction contest in the fall.

Listed below are the winners in both categories, followed by the title of the work.

Poetry Winners                                                     

First place — Christian Emory, “Well-done.”

Second place — Jacy DeLoach, “infinitesimal.”

Third place — Emrhys Bradley’s, “What is a woman? (An American Sonnet).”

Honorable Mention — Paxton Ludwig, “Home Depot Misgivings.”

Research Essay Winners

First place — Jillian Stigge, “Dangerous New Censorships in Education.”

Second place — Emma Thomas, “One Bullet.”

Third place — Sarah Harris, “Caffeine: Why It Should Have More Restrictions.”