Winners of the Echoes and Images XXV competition have been announced by the Northeast State Humanities Division. The judges reviewed submissions made during the fall semester in the categories of Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, and Visual Arts. Judges selected first-, second-, and third-place award winners earlier this year.
In the Fiction category, Andrea Greer won first place for No Way Back Home, Cheston Axton received second place for Alias, and Heather Christian earned third place for Blind Date. Honorable Mention went to The Laments of War by Bradlee Clark, A Happy Little Walk Through Hell by Tyler Kerstetter, and III by Daniel Scott Rutherford.
In the Non-fiction category, Four Little Words by Tabitha Stambaugh won first place. Second place went to First Time Experience by Jameson Willis and Academic Failure by Jordan Feagins took third place. Flux Empyreal by Jonathan Earl Calhoun and Liars, Cheaters, and the Occasional Compliant Patient by Victoria Smith received honorable mention.
Greer also won first place in the Poetry category for her poem Drowning. Orphaned Eyes by Axton received second place, and The Human Condition by Nicholas Hodge won third place in the division. Honorable mention notices were given to the following contestants: Everyone Needs a Hobby by Abigail Bell; The Cobblestone Path and Shapers by Paul Elderwith Taylor III; The Autumn Memory by Cassandra Messengill; Goosebumps by Nicholas Hodge; Supermarket Jungle by Shelley Ray; and Only the Sensation… by Victoria Hewlett.
In the Visual Art category, The Window by Alexandra Drumwright won first place. Diane Smith’s Stylish Target received the second place award. Third place went to Katie Moody’s work Untitled. Honorable mention notices went to Zachary S. Sturgill for Stay Classy, Don’t Do Drugs and Moriah Jones work It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! No, it’s Henryetta!
A reading of this year’s Echoes and Images work and an art exhibition will be held on Monday, April 6th at 6:00 p.m. in Room L106 of Basler Library. Please come out to meet the artists, hear their work, and enjoy their visual art.