English Department Prizes

Spring 2014

Prize Description Winner
Amount of award
Preston Gurney Prizes

(Topics must meet the approval of the English Department's Committee on Prizes and Premiums.)
Awarded to an undergraduate senior for the best essay of 5,000 words or less on any topic in literary criticism (fiction). 
Samuel Pearce



Hayward Leach
1st Prize $3500


2nd Prize $1800 

Awarded to an undergraduate senior for the best essay of 5,000 words or less on any topic in literary criticism (poetry).  Elizabeth Powers



Alexa Pugh
1st Prize $3500


2nd Prize $1800

Awarded to an undergraduate senior for the best essay of 5,000 words or less on any topic in cultural criticism. 
Edward Friedman



Grace Dunham
1st Prize $3500


2nd Prize $1800

THE BETSY AMANDA LEHMAN '77 MEMORIAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM


 

Awarded to a Brown senior studying journalism or practicing as a journalist for a campus or professional publication who has demonstrated outstanding accomplishments and intellectual ability. The portfolio may include selected publications and/or academic work in the study of journalism, including essays written for Brown classes and senior theses.
Cara Newlon



Shefali Luthra
1st Prize $900


2nd Prize $500 

THE CASEY SHEARER MEMORIAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN CREATIVE NONFICTION 

Awarded to a full-time Brown junior or senior for creative nonfiction of 3,000 words or less. Submission can be a collection of brief pieces or one long piece.
(Hard news pieces and entries over 3000 words will not be considered.) 
Vera Carothers



Sienna Zeilinger
1st Prize $1000


2nd Prize $500