Every year the Department of English opens the opportunity for the undergraduate community to participate in the department's prizes in English. This year's submissions spanned academic essays to short stories, individual poems to poetry collections, and the quality of submissions did not disappoint. English's faculty evaluators were impressed with all they encountered, making this year's finalist selections a challenging one to narrow.
Please give congratulations to the below students for their winning submission!
2022 Winners' Names
|Class of 1883 English Prize for Academic Freshmen||Best essay on any topic in English or American Literature||Winner||Kim, Grace '25|
|Class of 1883 English Prize for Freshmen in the School of Engineering||Best essay on any topic in English or American Literature||Winner||Megan Santamore '25|
|Francis Biddle Sophomore Prize||Best essay on any topic in English or American Literature||Co-winners||Caroline Hochman '24 & Charlotte Leane '24|
|Class of 1870 Sophomore Prize||Best essay on any topic in English or American Literature||Co-winners||Tommy Goulding '24 & Sierra Stern'24|
|Ward Mathis Prize||Best short story||First Place Co-winners:||Ashira Shirali '23, Jaanvi & Madelyn Dietz '25, On the Disappearance of Cara Young|
|Second Place Co-winners:||Ina Aram '25, The Expat's & Levi Watkins *, A Journey to Almost|
Poetry Prizes - Open to all Undergraduates
2022 Winners' Name
|Academy of American Poets - ee cummings||A prize for one or more unpublished poems||Winner||Priyanka Aiyer '23|
|Bain-Swiggett Poetry prize||One or more poems "in the best traditions of English verse"||Winner||Beatrix Bondor '23|
|Morris W. Croll Poetry Prize||Best poem||Winner||Juliette Carbonnier '24|
|*On Leave of Absence Spring 2022 to be Awarded Spring 2023|
Top Photo: 2022 Department of English Prize Winners. Top Row (left to right): Grace Kim '25, Megan Santamore '25, Caroline Hochman '24. Bottom Row: (left to right) Charlotte Leane '24, Tommy Goulding '24, and Sierra Stern '24.
Middle Photo: 2022 Ward Mathis Prize Winners. Top Row (left to right): First Place Co-Winners, Ashira Shirali '23 for Jaanvi and Madelyn Dietz '25 for On the Disappearance of Cara Young. Bottom Row (left to right): Second Place Co-Winners, Ina Aram '25 for The Expat's and Levi Watkins* for A Journey to Almost.
Bottom Photo: 2022 Department of English Poetry Prize Winners (from left to right) Priyanka Aiyer '23, Beatrix Bondor '23, and Juliette Carbonnier '24.
*On Leave of Absence Spring 2022 to be Awarded Spring 2023.