Awards & Contests

Each spring, the English department presents four awards to graduating seniors:

The Barry Bauska Senior Creative Writing Major Award
The Peter Greenfield Award for Leadership in the English Major
The Philip Hager Outstanding Senior Literature Major Award
The Kathryn Irene Rodgers Scholarship

For more information about each award, please visit: Award Information

Additionally, the department sponsors three writing contests:

The Nixeon Civille Poetry Contest
The Esther Wagner Fiction Contest
The Sandler Critical Essay Contest

For 2021 submission guidelines please visit: Submission Guidelines
For more information about each contest, please visit: Contest Information
We look forward to reading your work!

2020 Writing Contest Winners

Nixeon Civille Handy Poetry Award
Siena Brown for "first mixed girl in space"

Sandler Critical Essay Award
Max Tapogna for "To Cast One's Eyes So Low"

Esther Wagner Fiction Prize
Olivia Couture for "Where the Birds Go"

2020 Awardees

Barry Bauska Senior Creative Writing Major Award
Kate Threat

Kathryn Irene Rodgers Scholarship
Siena Brown and Becca Miserlian

Peter Greenfield Award
Carlisle Huntington

View past awardees