Department Prizes

Spring 2020 Winner

PRESTON GURNEY PRIZES

(Topics must meet the approval of the English Department’s Committee on Prizes and Premiums.)

Fiction: Awarded to an undergraduate senior for the best essay of 5,000 words or less on any topic in literary criticism.

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

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

Fiction:
1st Place $1,000
Ki On You

2nd Place 
$500
Allison Arnold

Poetry:

1st Place 
$1,000
Erin Walden

2nd Place 
$500
Alejandra Mena

Cultural:
1st Place $ 1,000
Megan Kasselberg   
2nd Place 
$500
Tiara Sharma

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.

1st Place 
$1,000
Anna Kramer


2nd Place 
$500
Kayli Wren

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.

1st Place 
$1,000
Angie Kang

2nd Place 
$500
Bamidele Oke