The 2010 Student Writing Award Winners
Each year the Adamson Student Writing Awards are presented for student excellence in fiction, poetry, screenwriting, and non-fiction. The awards are given in honor of Pauline B. Adamson at the bequest of her husband, the late Clarence H. Adamson, as a testimonial to their marriage and her interest in the English Language and American Literature. Winners are selected by off-campus writers and the awards are presented at a formal event in the spring. Below are the winners of the 2010 Adamson Student Writing Awards:
Scholarly Journals (Judge: Ellen Smith)Third Place: Jackie Sizemore, "The Feminine Perspective: How Point of View in Stargate Critiques American Empire."
Second Place: Sara Keats, "The Last Bulwark': The Role of Jewish and Catholic Minorities in Pittsburgh in Combating the Plight of Working-Class Immigrants During the Great Depression"
First Place: Heather Steffen, "Student Internships and the Privilege to Work"
Creative Nonfiction/Popular Journals (Judge: Lori Jakiela)Honorable Mention: Sara Harenchar, "My Grandfather's Swing"
Honorable Mention: Kim Dowd, "I Named My Amoeba Frank"
Third Place: Allison Seger, "Two Gringos Looking for God"
Second Place: Tony Paletta, "The Realness"
First Place: Lucas Seidman, "Contract Killer"
Screenwriting/Playwriting (Judge: Charlotte Glynn University School of the Arts)Honorable Mention: Gahl Pratt (playwriting), "Store People"
Honorable Mention: Laura Patzer, "Badass Boot Camp"
Third Place: Lillian DeRitter, "Suckers"
Second Place: Francesca Hallman, "Not My Baby"
First Place: Shannon Deep (playwriting), "The Quick and the Dead"
Poetry (Judge: Aimee Nezhukumatahil)Honorable Mention: Shannon Azzato Stephens
Honorable Mention: Ellene G. Mobbs
Honorable Mention: Gahl Pratt
Third Place: Brian Burdulia
Second Place: Allison Seger
First Place: M. Callen
Fiction (Judge: Dustin Parons)
Third Place: Shannon Deep, "Bear; Bird"
Second Place: Madelyn Glymour, "649 Beats Per Minute"
First Place: Shannon Azzato Stephens, "New York in the Fall"
Academy of American Poets (Judge: Aimee Nezhukumatahil)
Honorable Mention: Madeline Barnes
Honorable Mention: Kristen Staab
First Place: Ines Pujos
CMU Press Prize
Caroline Roper, "Kitchens"
Donna Grear Memorial Award:
Hilary Masters Prize for Literary Nonfiction/Personal Essay (Judge: Jonathan Barnes)
Honorable Mention: Ellene G. Mobbs, "In Transit"
Honorable Mention: Mackenzie Evan Smith, "The Naked Note Taker"
Third Place: Caroline Roper, "Bean Juice"
Second Place: Jackie Sizemore, "Why Paint a Room?"
First Place: Shannon Deep, "How I Got My Wings"
Topol Prize (Fiction) (Judge: Dustin Parons)
Emily Nagin, "Day for Night"