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2013 Student Award Winners: Stewart Prize in Poetry Runner Up Nilufar Karimi (left), Stewart Prize in Poetry Winner Alia Bales (center), and Dr. Milton H. Saier, Sr. Memorial Award in Fiction Winnter Gabriella Brody (right).

Student Awards

Spring is the time for the Department of Literature’s annual Stewart Prize in Poetry ($300 prize) and Milton Saier Award in Fiction ($1,000 prize) writing competitions, open to all UCSD undergraduates.

You may submit up to 5 poems for the Stewart Prize and one piece of fiction (15 pages max) for the Saier Award. More detailed information is included on the entry forms, which are available in the Literature Undergraduate Office.


The winners will be announced at the Spring Celebration of the Arts Reading and Reception. We hope to see you there.

Winners: 2013

Burckhardt Honors Award in Literary/Cultural Criticism
Susanne Andresen

Dr. Milton H. Saier, Sr. Memorial Award in Fiction
Gabriella Brody
Runner up: Anna Tam

Stewart Prize in Poetry
Alia Bales
Runner up: Nilufar Karimi

Sherley Williams Memorial Award in Literary Arts
Elizabeth Chung

"It may sound awfully cliché, but if you're a writer, studying and living in Paris pretty much guarantees unlimited inspiration. But I imagine that this will be the case studying abroad in any big city, and faced with a new situation."

- Gaelle Faure, Literature/Writing Major, '06
Student Advising:
Danny Panella
Undergraduate Advisor
117 Literature Building
(858) 534-8681
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Director Undergraduate Studies:
John D. Blanco

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