Writing Awards archive

Recipients of the 27th Annual UCI Writing Awards, 2019–2020

Best Argument Project Award
Winner: Yaosheng Xu
Instructor: Bryce Lillmars, Lecturer, Department of English

Best Analysis Essay Award
Winner: Kate Martin
Instructor: Stefan Karlsson, Lecturer, Department of English

Best Advocacy Essay Award
Winner: Michelle Ly
Instructor: Anita Fischer, Lecturer, Department of English

Best Essay in English 15
Winner: Raymond Pecson
Instructor: Theodore Martin, Associate Professor, Department of English

Best Essay in Humanities Core Course
Winner: Bill Deacon
Instructor: Gretchen Short, Lecturer, Department of English

The Ariel Miranda Caldwell Memorial Short Story Award
Winner: Sierra Myer
Instructor: Mason Boyles, TA, Department of English

The David Israelsky Award for Excellence in Writing
Winner: R. M. Corbin
Instructor: Victoria Silver, Professor, Department of English

The Bret Baldwin Memorial Poetry Award
Winner:Sarah Mae Mayo
Instructor: Michelle Latiolais, Professor, Department of English and Director of the MFA Programs in Writing

The Undergraduate Award for Excellence in Poetry
Winner: Kara Worrells Gutiérrez
Instructor: Inez Tan, Academic Coordinator, Emphasis in Creative Writing Program

The Howard Babb Memorial Essay Award
Winner: K Persinger
Instructor: Victoria Silver, Professor, Department of English

The Literary Journalism Writing Award
Winner: Delia Cruz Kelly
Instructor: Barry Siegel, Professor, Department of English and Director, Literary Journalism

The Scott Kaufman Memorial Writing Award
Winner: Emily E. Nguy
Instructor: Patricia Pierson, Associate Director, Literary Journalism

Award for Excellent Upper-Division Academic Writing in Humanities and Arts
Winner: Victoria May Surace-Aguirre
Instructor: Andrea Henderson, Professor, Department of English

Award for Excellent Upper-Division Academic Writing in Social Sciences and Social Ecology
Winner: Tanya Michelle Bertone
Instructor: Roxanne Varzi, Professor, Department of Anthropology

Award for Excellent Upper-Division Academic Writing in Science and Technology
Winner: Elya Bach
Instructor: Rachael M. Barry, Assistant Professor of Teaching, Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

Award for Best Writing Portfolio or Electronic Portfolio
Winner: Shelby Leigh Smith