UI Hemingway Festival Writing Contest

UI Hemingway Festival Writing Contest The University of Idaho Hemingway Festival High School Writing Contest

The University of Idaho Hemingway Festival High School Writing Contest was created to develop young writers in our communities and show students how they have the power to change the world through the written word. With this in mind, the UI English Department and the College of Letters Arts, and Social Sciences are excited to celebrate the lasting legacy of Hemingway's presence in Idaho by offerin

g the UI Hemingway Festival High School Writing Contest. In the spirit of Mary Hemingway’s vision for establishing the Ernest Hemingway Foundation, this contest was designed “for the purposes of awakening, sustaining an interest in, promoting, fostering, stimulating, supporting, improving and developing literature and all forms of literary composition and expression” (Mary Hemingway, 1965). This year’s submission period will run from October, 15, 2015, through January 15, 2016, and is open to all high school juniors and seniors. Awards for the writing contest have been provided by a generous donation from Quad Cities Nissan in Moscow, Idaho, and the UI Office of Alumni Relations.

05/25/2020

Alas, this contest is no more--nor is the University of Idaho's once very fine Hemingway Festival.

03/31/2016

UI Hemingway Festival High School Writing Contest

Winners

Grand Prize: Anna Sobczyk “50 Shades of Grendel” (Prize by Quad Cities Nissan: $500 plus $50 Vandal Store Gift Card)

Latah County Prize: Kadence Lanier “Alternatives to Drowning in College Debt: A Response to Kristin Tate” (Prize by the UI Office of Alumni Relations: $200 plus a $50 Vandal Store Gift Card)

Idaho Prize: Tanner McKinnon “Pilgrimage to the True Darkness” (Prize by the UI Office of Alumni Relations: $200 plus a $50 Vandal Store Gift Card)

Poetry

Lucas Lysne, Winner “Run” (Prize by Quad Cities Nissan: $75 plus a $25 Vandal Store Gift Card)

Academic Essay

William Riley, Winner “The Overlooked History of Japanese in Potlatch” (Prize by Quad Cities Nissan: $75 plus a $25 Vandal Store Gift Card)

Ashley Boettcher, Finalist “Blindness Addressed” (Prize by Quad Cities Nissan: $40 plus a $10 Vandal Store Gift Card)

Fiction/Nonfiction

Sadie Campbell, Winner “A Modest Proposal” (Prize by Quad Cities Nissan: $75 plus a $25 Vandal Store Gift Card)

Peter Towne, Finalist “Ticonderoga” (Prize by Quad Cities Nissan: $75 plus a $25 Vandal Store Gift Card)

Honorable Mentions

Poetry

Blue Fay “Mermaid Fishing”
Cassandra Hsaio “Fleece”
Catlin Chan “2am”
Bailey Shawver “Division”

Academic Essay

Eugenie Lee “Ban Gu’s Plagiarism: The Tasks and Challenges of Doing History in First-Century China”

Hae Seong Lee “Nature as an Invigorating State of Refuge and Site of Mutual Appreciation”

Alisha Van Houten “Whited Darkness”

Rose Jackson “Both a Victim and a Perpertrator”

Fiction Creative Nonfiction

Suzan Kim “Finding Sheila Jones”

Penelope Ho “Mirror”

Melissa Oakes “Dad”

02/19/2016

Hello, everyone! We ran into some technical difficulties, but we are hard at work judging all of the submissions. Results for the contest will be announced no later than Monday, February 26, 2016. Thank you for your patience. We'll be in touch soon!

01/04/2016

The January 15, 2016 deadline for the UI Hemingway Festival High School Writing Contest is quickly approaching. Submit your writing today!

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