Literary Competition Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the Alpha Delta Phi Foundation Annual Undergraduate and Alumni Literary Competitions.


2021 Undergraduate Competition Winners

Grand Prize: Daniel Pearl Award for Literary Excellence

Fiction

  1. No award given

Non-Fiction

  1. Kaleb Hood, Brown University 2021 for “Agency in Ancient Exile Literature”
  2. Kaleb Hood, Brown University 2021 for “Something so simple, yet so precious: A Historical Exploration of the Gay Rights Movement in China through Beijing Comrades”
  3. Kaleb Hood, Brown University 2021 for “Völsunga Saga: A Mirror to Icelandic Culture”

Poetry

  1. Izzy Hardy, George Washington University 2022 for “you make me want to write poetry”
  2. Colin Picket, George Washington University 2022 for “Valentine’s Day Candy”
  3. (Third Place TIE) Cassandra McClure, Indiana State University 2022 for “Sandpaper Love” and other works
  4. (Third Place TIE) Cooper Barron, University of Toronto 2024 for “The Ouroboros” and other works

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Writing

  1. Diane Story, Brown University 2023 for “Climate Change and the Future of ENSO”
  2. No award given
  3. No award given

Photography

  1. Mari Rios, George Washington University 2021 for “Levitating”and other works
  2. Izzy Hardy, George Washington University 2022 for “Roof Spires”
  3. No award given

Visual Art

  1. Mari Rios, George Washington University 2021 for “America the Great” (collage of old newspapers, acrylic paint, and embroidery)
  2. Cameron Stice, Indiana State University 2021 for “Orange” (oil on canvas) and “Blue” (oil on canvas)
  3. No award given

Music and Lyrics

  1. Stephanie Gemmell, George Washington University 2021 for “come to be, a rhythm” (score)
  2. Stephanie Gemmell, George Washington University 2021 for “Solstice” (score)
  3. Stephanie Gemmell, George Washington University 2021 for “hazel sky” (score)

Film

  1. No award given.

2021-2022 Alumni Competition Winners

This competition is made possible through a generous donation by the Bowdoin Alpha Delta Phi Chapter Alumni Association.

Fiction

  1. Anthony Pelham, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1979 for “My Summer Working in the Triangle Building” — Award to charity
  2. Carter E. Timon, Ursinus College 2016 for “Death” — Award to charity
  3. David Jilk, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1985 for “A Few Miles of Trail” — Award to charity

Non-Fiction

  1. Elan Baskir, Washington University in St. Louis 2015 for “What a Swastika Tattoo Taught Me About Social Determinants of Health” — Award to charity
  2. Anthony Pelham, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1979 for “The Hill” — Award to charity
  3. 3rd Place TIE: Joan Matelli, Wesleyan University 1992 for “A Painful Bias: Racial and Gender Disparities in Medical Diagnoses and Treatment” — Award to charity
  4. 3rd Place TIE: Carmen Horn, Brown University 2021 for “Model Trains” — Award to charity

Poetry

  1. David Jilk, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1985 for “Soldierstone” — Award to charity
  2. 2nd Place TIE: Emily Lauren Burg, Columbia University 1996 for “Three Addresses: London After Terence Winch” — Award to charity
  3. 2nd Place TIE: David Jilk, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1985 for “Queen of Day” — Award to charity
  4. No third place award given.

Photography

  1. Rémy Hatfield-Gardner, Wesleyan University 2017 for “CAH WASH” — Award to charity
  2. Jim Sabo, Bowdoin College 1992 for “Transmission Received” — Award to charity
  3. Pamela Smith, Bowdoin College 1992 for “Wharf Shack” — Award to charity

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