57th Annual Writing Contest Winners Announcement

Congratulations to the winners of the 57th Annual Illinois Tech Writing Contest! The 2022 winners represent the College of Architecture, College of Science and Letters, and the College of Computing.

EDWIN H. LEWIS PRIZE FOR NONFICTION
1st: Jessica Burrell (Social and Economic Development Policy, 2nd year), “The Trump Administration’s Role in the Global Political Economy”
2nd: Gemma Brizzolara (Architecture, 2nd year), “Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Cultural Imperialism”
3rd: Christopher Hunter (Computer Science, 3rd year), “Food Origin- Yogurt”

EDWIN H. LEWIS PRIZE FOR FICTION
1st: Aleksander Myaris (Chemistry, 3rd year), “The Glenwood Trail Murder Mystery”
2nd: Christian Boettger (Architecture, 4th year), “The Five Brothers of Halcyon”
3rd: Tyler Zediker (Architecture, 3rd year), “Terror in the Woods”

MOLLIE COHEN PRIZE FOR POETRY
1st: Fionn Hui (Architecture, 1st year), “Desert Anastasis”
2nd: Jessica Burrell (Social and Economic Development Policy, 2nd year), “Mirror”
3rd: Sofia Martinez (Information Technology, 5th year), “Riverside: We’re Tourist Today”

HENRY AND MYRNA KNEPLER FRESHMAN ESSAY PRIZE
1st: Fionn Hui (Architecture, 1st year), “The Role of Chinatown’s Public Library”
2nd: Claire Carter (Computer Science, 1st year), “Shot Out of the Sky”
3rd: Saumya Sukhthankar (Architecture, 1st year), “Does the VSCO Girl Starter Pack include Sustainability”

Prizes * First Second Third
Edwin H. Lewis Prize for Fiction $300 $200 $100
Edwin H. Lewis Prize for Nonfiction $300 $200 $100
Henry and Myrna Knepler Freshman Essay Prize $300 $200 $100
Mollie Cohen Prize for Poetry $300 $200 $100

For more information on the contest, visit https://www.iit.edu/humanities/student-resources/annual-writing-contest