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Outstanding Writing Awards

Thank you for your interest in the Outstanding Writing Awards!

The Outstanding Writing Awards recognizes excellence in students’ writing in the following categories: the Collin Anderson Memorial Awards in creative writing (which includes digital/multimodal, poetry, fiction, nonfiction) and the Writing Across the Curriculum Awards (which includes the Kathy Lattimore First-Year Writing Award, and awards for the Arts and Sciences, Professional, Education, and Graduate courses).

Students: You may submit to as many writing awards categories as you would like, but please submit the same piece of writing to only one category.

Faculty: We encourage you to submit on a student's behalf, but please try to limit yourself to 3-4 exemplary entries for any one course/award category.

Submit to the Outstanding Writing Awards.

Questions may be directed to Kati Ahern at katherine.ahern@cortland.edu

2020 OUTSTANDING WRITING AWARD WINNERS

Read the work of the 2020 Outstanding Writing Award Winners (PDF)

Collin Anderson Memorial Awards

Fiction

Winner: “The Owl” by Jacob Anweiler
Honorable Mention: “Nature’s Observations” by Aliza Brylinsky

Creative Nonfiction

Winner: “Grief is Love With Nowhere To Go” by Sara Sampson

Honorable Mention: “Declares the Lord” by Madison Scheuneman

Digital/Multimodal

Winner: “Anonymous” by Kimberly Welch

Poetry

Winner: "River's Edge" by Emily Tartamella

Writing Across the Curriculum Awards

Kathy Lattimore-First Year Student

Winner: “The Style and Substance of Wes Anderson” by Benjamin Smith

Honorable Mention: “The Fisherman and His Wife: A Feminist Perspective” by Drew Hessler

School of Arts & Sciences

Winner: “Lipinski’s Five Rules Applied to Five Drug Target Classes” by Jason Evans
Honorable Mention: “Nevada’s AB4: The COVID-19 Pandemic and Impacts on Native American Voting Rights” by Molly Kraus

School of Education

Winner: “Culturally Relevant Pedagogy in Education” by Becca Gresens
Honorable Mention: “Letter to President Trump” by Lauren Leister

School of Professional Studies

Winner: “Application of Behavior Change Theories to Healthy Eating Habits” by Sabrina Cordaro

Graduate Studies

Winner: “Mental Health and Reintegration of Former Child Soldiers in the Congo: An Analysis of Cultural Responses to Trauma” by Rebecca Diers

Contact Us

  • Kati Ahern, Director of Writing Programs and Assistant Professor of Professional Writing
  • Michael Turner, Associate Director of Writing Programs and Writing Center Coordinator