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2017 Writing Awards Winners and Runners-Up: Mia McDavid, Yueh Sun, and Brianna Olsen

Awards & Writing Contests

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.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS FRIDAY, APRIL 28th.

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

Winners: 2017

Burckhardt Honors Award in Literary/Cultural Criticism
Winner: Anna Parkhurst

Dr. Milton H. Saier, Sr. Memorial Award in Fiction
Winner: Catherine Wilborn
Runner up: Mia McDavid

Stewart Prize in Poetry
Winner: Yueh Sun
Runner up: Brianna Olsen

Sherley Williams Memorial Award in Literary Arts
Winner: Mia McDavid

"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
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Danny Panella
Undergraduate Advisor
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Director Undergraduate Studies:
Margaret Loose