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2017 Winners

  • Winners of the 2017 DES Writing Competition

    • March 11, 2018
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    Congratulations to the Winners of the 2017 DES Writing Competition, announced  in January 2018

    In addition to the monetary award, First Place Winners will be published in upcoming editions of the DES Journal.


    • 1st  “North America Abstracted”, Anna Girgenti, Loras College
    • 2nd “Offerings to God on the NY Subway”, Samantha Bucher, King’s College
    • Honorable Mention: “Just Breathe”, DaVida Brown, Cardinal Stritch University
    • Honorable Mention: “Song of the Crusader”, Julia Torrico, Marymount University

    Short Fiction:

    • 1st “Stale Bread”, Patrick Corcoran, King’s College
    • 2nd “Meadowridge”, Cassandra Busch, Loras College
    • Honorable Mention: “Sweet Surprise”, Ashley Adamczyk, Holy Cross College
    • Honorable Mention: “Snacks by Hecate”, Kate Babbitt, Cardinal Stritch University

    Creative Nonfiction:

    • 1st “Psalm 22”, Maria D. Teets, Loras College
    • 2nd “The Middle of the Dream”, Ryan Alu, Saint Francis University
    • Honorable Mention: “More Like Me”, Patrick Corcoran, King’s College
    • Honorable Mention: It Never Rains, but it Pours”, Froylan Hernandez-Esquivias, Cardinal Stritch University

    Critical/Analytical Essay:

    • 1st “Feminism in the Margins”, Cassandra Busch, Loras College
    • 2nd  “Puppeteering Universes”, Caroline Sommer, Cardinal Stritch University
    • Honorable Mention, “Kid Gloves”, Amy Higgins, King’s College

    Scholarly Research:

    • 1st “Drinking and Devotion in Colonial Virginia”, Colin Crawford, Holy Cross College
    • 2nd “Mandatory Vaccinations in the USA”, Bettina Bowers, Neumann University
    • Honorable Mention: “Algae to Oil”, Ian Francis Collier Gabig


    • 1st  Place Awards              $500.00
    • 2nd Place Awards              $250.00



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