Prior Creative Writing Contest Winners

Fall 2020

Poster from Fall 2020 Howe Writing Center writing contest: "Here and Now." Features photos a woman wearing a mask, a dark empty classroom, protest signs, an "I voted" sticker, and an iPad.

Theme: Here & Now

Miami student writers submitted creative nonfiction pieces that considered how issues of tolerance, inclusion, antiracism, social inequality, or COVID-19 have impacted them personally.

Co-first prize: Aiyana White, (untitled)

Co-first prize: Ethan Maguire, "These Walls"

Second prize: Gabe Porter, "Sanitize"

Staff choice: Lauren Racela, (untitled)

Spring 2020

Poster from Spring 2020 Howe Writing Center writing contest: "What We Leave Behind." Features a tree on top of the earth.

Theme: What We Leave Behind: Sustainability and Disposability

Miami student writers submitted poems about environmental impact, sustainability, and "what we leave behind" both materially and personally.

First prize: Alexander Benedict, "anthem for uneaten candycanes" and "American Doll"

Second prize: Brianna Porter, "They Told Me The World Was Dying"

Honorable mention: Hannah Stohry, "The Sorting Process"

Fall 2019

Poster from Fall 2019 Howe Writing Center writing contest: "Change of Seasons." Features a background of colored waves in blue, purple, red, orange, and green.

Theme: Change of Seasons

Miami student writers submitted fiction, nonfiction, and poetry focused on how we experience the world around us when the seasons change, and also on how people, relationships, and cultures change, too.

First prize: T. Mesnick, "Pumpkin Patch"

Second prize: Alexander Benedict, "Fall as an Unsure Haircut"