Hiram College

Lindsay-Crane Center for Writing and Literature Awards

Gillmer Kroehle Contest in Creative Nonfiction: Tom Pantic (1st place), Hallie Chavez (2nd place), Jory Gomes (3rd place), Shelby List (Honorable Mention), Bradyn Music (Honorable Mention)

Vachel Lindsay Poetry Prize: Tom Pantic (1st place), Maya Watkins (2nd place), Sara Shearer (3rd place), Demetria McCulloh (Honorable Mention)

Barbara Thompson Award for Short Fiction: Maya Watkins (1st place), Paul Dickerson (2nd place), Taisa Chirovsky (3rd place), Tom Pantic (Honorable Mention), Kristen Maslach (Honorable Mention)

ECHO Student Literary Regional Competition: 

Poetry 

  • 1st place: Maya Watkins, Hiram College, poetry collection featuring “The Retired Solitaire Champion” and “Pompeii’s God”
  • 2nd place: McKenzie Caldwell, University of Mount Union, poetry collection featuring “Words on a Snowy Afternoon,” Immaculate Conception” and “Examination of the Absent”
  • 3rd place: Abbey Schlanz, University of Mount Union, poetry collection featuring “The Wolf and Little Red” and “Breakers”

Creative Nonfiction

  • 1st place: Kacie Prologo, University of Mount Union, “Rat Park”
  • 2nd place: Hallie Chavez, Hiram College, “Breaking the Silence”
  • 3rd place: Gabriella Pishotti, University of Mount Union, “Never Abandoned”
  • Honorable mention: Abbey Schlanz, University of Mount Union, “Some Stars Still Shine Even After They’re Dead”

Fiction

  • 1st place: Paul Dickerson, Hiram College, “The Dumb Jock”
  • 2nd place: Hallie Chavez, Hiram College, “Grande Jeté”
  • 3rd place: Maya Watkins, Hiram College, “The Dark Lord Bradley
  • Honorable mention: Bradyn Music, Hiram College, “The Party in the Park”

The annual Echo Contest is open to undergraduate students currently enrolled at Bethany College, Heidelberg University, Hiram College, Marietta College, University of Mount Union and Muskingum University.  A panel of faculty from the partner schools judges the entries. Judges do not know the identity of the entrants, and judges do not read or evaluate the entries of students from the colleges or universities where they teach