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Writing Awards


2020 Writing Award Winners


This year has been one filled with unique challenges. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Writing Awards Celebration was not able to be held at FGCU. However, our outstanding students have worked so hard this year, and we would still like to acknowledge all their amazing efforts. The following students are being recognized for their exemplary work in their fields:


Category     Winner
Creative Non-Fiction Kristen Locker
Education Andrea Bubick & Zachary Gibson;
Leslie Gallagos

Nickelas Browning;

Runner-Up: Robert Williams


Faith Houseworth;

Runner-Up: Michelle Taylor

Graduate Level - Academic Hannah Johnson
Graduate Level - Creative Jamie Kramer
Humanities Justin Keer
Mathematics and Natural Sciences Kelly Walker
Poetry Jessica Murphy
Service Learning Lauren Alvero
Social Sciences Corina Pelli
Sustainability Caitlyn Pleasants
Visual and Performing Arts Wendy Y. Shi



The Writing Awards give you the opportunity to celebrate your prose

We write for many reasons. We write for the pleasure of clarifying our thoughts and thinking through our ideas. We also write to share and convey. We text friends, we email family, and we publish discoveries that inform a community of scholars. And, yes, we also write to complete assignments. In every case, we create a permanency that lets others understand our insights and revelations, regardless of whether those expressions speak to the mundane or revolutionary. 

Rules & Guidelines

  • All current FGCU undergraduate and graduate students are eligible.

  • Unless otherwise noted, submissions need not have been produced in an FGCU class.
  • Late submissions will not be considered.
  • All winners will be archived in DigitalFGCU after revisions if necessary.

  • Writing Awards Celebration will be held on Thursday, March 19th, 2020.

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FGCU Writing Awards Submissions

Participating is a great way to build your resume or C.V. Long-term success requires evidence, and winning a writing award will confirm your written communication skills. 

Check back during Spring 2021 for the next Writing Awards!


Previous Winners

  • Business

  • Natural Sciences & Mathematics

  • Education

  • Social Sciences

  • Humanities

  • Sustainability

  • Fiction

  • Creative Non-Fiction

  • Poetry

  • Step Ahead/Most Improved

  • Service Learning

  • Engineering

  • Qualitative Research

  • Composition

  • Literary/Art Analysis


Excerpts from Previous Winners


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