2014 PRISM Contest Results

We are thrilled to announce the winners of the 2014 PRISM Writing Contest. Work has begun on the print and web publications of those who placed and when the 2014 journal nears completion we will announce it on this site.

Reminder: submissions are currently being accepted for the 2015 PRISM Contest. If you are a Ferris State University Student submit to the contest here.

2014 PRISM Contest Award Winners

ART

First Place – “16th Avenue,” Katherine Bennett

Second Place – “Cosmic Banana Rotting in Outer Space,” Paige Linback

Honorable Mentions – “Grand Rapids,” Brianna Spicer
                                            “My Country,” Samantha Stutzman

FRESHMAN/SOPHOMORE ESSAY (The Mary Kilgallen Award)

First Place – “The Boarding Life,” Stephanie Aigbouwa

Second Place – “A Fire Takes But Also Gives,” Michael Schneidt

FRESHMAN/SOPHOMORE RESEARCH PAPER

First Place – “Reading in America,” Matthias Stevens

Second Place – “The Profoundly Adverse Effects of Genetic Engineering,” Larry Wilson III

JUNIOR/SENIOR ESSAY

First Place – “A Kiss is Just a Kiss . . . Or Is It?” Michael Gronseth

Second Place – “Marriages in Pride and Predjudice: A Comparison of the Wickham, Collins and Darcy Unions,” Jonathan Kelly

JUNIOR/SENIOR RESEARCH PAPER

First Place – “ The Ideological Conflict of Renaissance Humanism in King Lear,” Jonathan Kelly

 Second Place – “The Wife of Bath and A Vindication of the Rights of Women: Reason of ‘Auctoritee,’” Courtney Timmerman

Honorable Mention – “Star Trek: An Evolution,” Michael Gronseth

POETRY

First Place – “When the Tide Goes Out,” Jonathan Kelly

Second Place – “For Josephine,” Caryn Mehler

Honorable Mentions – “Queretaro,” Kathryn Jasperse
                                            “Fear of Bees,” Caryn Mehler
                                            “Antique,” Dai-Zhanie Plummer

SHORT FICTION

First Place – “The Struggle,” Brittney Turner

Second Place – “Unspoken Words,” Caryn Mehler 

Honorable Mentions – “The Starlight Emporium,” Christopher Walkowski
                                            “An Understanding,” Kayla Hoffman
                                            “Noticed,” Jessica McLean

 TECHNICAL, PROFESSIONAL, OR SCRIPT WRITING

First Place – “Feasibility Study on the Purchase of a Radiant Heating System,” Sierra Knepple

Second Place – “Women’s Nigh Out,” Laura Unaeze

Honorable Mention – “Thomas Nast and the Irish Stereotype,” Stephen Balkema

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