Posted by: northeastnation | February 11, 2013

Judges name Echoes and Images winners

Judges have made their selections from the excellent work of student art, photography, and literature submitted to the 2012-2013 Echoes & Images Literary and Visual Art Contest.

In the fiction category, Peter Olsen claimed first prize for his story “Parts Run.”  Second place went to Tia Campbell for “Notice Me.”  “Silent Tears” written by Brittany McCullough received the third place award.  Authors receiving Honorable Mention for their work were Andrew Christian for “Tourney Match” and Cassandra Walls for “One Starry Night.”

In the non-fiction category, Elizabeth Saulsbury won first place for “The Haircut.”  Scott Royston took second place for “The Unwanted” while the third place award went to Keith Seal for his non-fiction work “The Ugliest Walleye Ever Caught.”  Honorable Mention went to Mista Egnor for “The Battle Lost” and Michael Devereaux for “A Grandfather’s Promise.”

The Poetry category had several excellent poems submitted.  Andrew Christian won first place for “Beside the Timber Creek.”  Second place went to Kevin Carrier for “Suburbia at Midnight.”  Tucker Forster won third place with his poem “Forgotten.”

Other poetry entries receiving Honorable Mention were: “Macy’s Rocking Horse” and “Open for All to See” by Kevin Carrier; “Girl 1″ by Tucker Foster; “The Trail” by Lilliana Ascenscio; “Set Me Free” by Patricia Mazzonni; “The Spider’s Tale” by Garrett Wilt; “Man to Man” by Nikki Futch; “Hillside Drive” by Joe Gaus; “Twilight Song” by Elizabeth Saulsbury; and “A Shelter Dog” by Morgan Keaton.

The Visual Arts category saw Caitlin Meadows win two of the top three awards.  Meadows’ work The Simple Guy of graphite on paper won first place in the category.  She also received third place for Her True Colors, a painting of acrylic on canvas.  Jacob Estepp captured the category’s second place award with Tomatoes, a digital photograph.  Honorable Mention went to Tia Campbell for Waiting, a digital illustration, and to Kelly Tolley for Sleeping Tiger, an oil painting on canvas.

Other Visual Art finalists were: Blindspots by Caitlin Meadows, acrylic on canvas; Bristol by Daniel Neubrander, graphite on Vellum; Abstract Violin, acrylic on canvas (2 canvases) and Abstract Hummingbird acrylic and salt on canvas by Kimberly A. Smith; Black Grass, by Rose Potter, ink and ink wash on Paper; Lost Time of Fun by Rebecca Fowler, black & white photography; The Light and Life by Ashley Ward, black & white photography.

First-, second-, and third-place winners in all categories will be published this spring in the 23rd edition of the Echoes and Images student literary magazine.  If space permits, other winning entries will also be published.  Visual art winners may pick up their entries at the end of the semester.  Other artwork can be picked up this week in Dr. Christal Hensley’s office, H120.

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