Top fiction writers and artists recently received scholarships and accolades for taking top honors in the College of Online and Continuing Education’s fiction writing and art contests.
The Fall Fiction Short Story Competition had more than 550 entries and more than 1,500 votes cast during the public voting phase. Master’s in English and creative writing student Syche Phillips took first place with her story “Genesis” and will receive a $3,000 scholarship, a signed copy of “Everyday Writing” by Midge Raymond, the Audie Award-winning audiobook, “Word by Word,” by Anne Lamott, a copy of “Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market 2016 (38th Annual Edition)” by Rachel Randall and an award plaque.
Second-place winner and fellow master’s student Michele Meehan won second place with her story “Goldfish God” and will receive a $2,000 scholarship, the audiobook, the Randall book and an award plaque.
Bachelor’s degree student Virginia Spotts took third place with “St. Louis” and will receive a $1,000 scholarship, the audiobook, the Randall book and an award plaque.
Visit the Penman Review at penmenreview.com for more information about the contest and judging as well as links to the winning entries.
The SNHU Student Art Exhibition was open to SNHU online undergraduate students, with entries judged by a panel of industry professionals and popular vote. The three first-place winners received $2,000 scholarships and the three second-place winners received $1,000 scholarships, while all winners received a free yearlong membership to AIGA, the professional association for designers.
Print category winners were Corwyn Wilkey for “ECON 101-Blood in the Water” and Patsy Wockenfuss for “PSPCA Invitation Infographic.”
Photography category winners were Johnathon Choate for “A Stone of Hope” and Jeremy Yontz for “Spider Eyes.”
Web Design category winners were Grace Tay for “Land Before Time and Space” and Danielle Runkles for “youdophotography.com.”
Visit snhu.edu for more information.