2021 Cunningham Writing Contest Winners

Congratulations to the following authors on penning 2021's winning submissions:


First Place: Jessica Griffioen “I'll Make a Subversive Reading Out of You: How Disney's Mulan Works Against the Patriarchal Gender Binary and Compulsory Heterosexuality."

Second Place/Student Choice Award: “Apologetic Speech Patterns in Women."

Third Place: Parker Tillmon “Literary Analysis of Born a Crime by Trevor Noah."

Creative Non-Fiction

First Place: Alaina Sallee "Don't Ask. Don't Tell."

Second Place: Upasana Shrestha "The Accent of You."

Third Place/Student Choice Award: Meghan Schrader "The Five Stages of Grief for the Young, Dumb, and Broken."


First Place/Student Choice Award: Kendra Truesdale “Cake and Dirt."

Second Place: Amelia Mills "A Work in Progress."

Third Place: Andrea Davenport "Piano."


First Place: Meghan Schrader "My Mother's Ghost."

Second Place: Eden Diller “Metaphorical Lover."

Third Place: Amelia Mills "Moonlight."

Honorable Mention: Upasana Shrestha "Things I Learnt in America."

Student Choice Award: Isabel Newcom "Gold."

Please contact Dr. Janelle Pulczinski at pulczinskij@trine.edu for information on the competition.