Winners Announced for ECC Writing Contest

Winners Announced for ECC Writing Contest

December 14, 2022 | ,

After much debate East Central College judges decided the winners of the English Department’s annual Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction Writing Contest for ECC Students.

That’s according to Josh Stroup, English instructor/English and humanities chair, adding that the awards for the winning students are:  First place, $100; second place, $50; and third place, $25.

Listed below are the 2022 winners!

Fiction Winners:                                                                 

  • First Place – Lindsey Nichols’ “After”
  • Second Place – Lucas Howland’s “Hunters”
  • Third Place – Jaden Bursey’s “Treebark & the Forest of Fireflies”
  • Honorable Mention ­–Ruthie Cordia’s “Key West”

Creative Non-Fiction Winners:

  • First Place – Kati Barnes’ “Comparison Paper”
  • Second Place – Lilly Savant’s ” Facebook’s Unethical Privacy Practices”
  • Third Place – Joanna Hoskin’s “Lion’s Lake: Sharing the View with Others”

“If you see these students, please give them a round of applause. They deserve it,” Stroup said.

He noted that the winning entries will be in the next Lit and Art Review.

“On behalf of the English Department, I would like to thank all those who submitted to this contest, helped judge — Linda Barro, Katie Holtmeyer, Dr. Kami Hancock, and Dr. Aurelia VonTress — or helped spread the word,” Stroup said.

Keep an eye out for the Poetry and Research Writing Contest slated for the spring.