Sponsored by the English Department and the Braithwaite Writing Center, the Scriblerian is a writing contest and on-line journal for students by students. Revived during Fall Semester 2004 after a two-year hiatus, the essay competition is organized each semester by Writing Center tutors for ENGL 1010 and 2010 students. Winning essays are published on-line on the English Department website and past winners were also published in the print textbook SUU Guide to English Composition 2010-2011.
The Fall 2012 Scriblerian Contest was planned and supervised by Chair Wes Van de Water with the help of Abbie Pipes, James Pollard, Jared Komoroski, Rebecca Tuft, and Violet Wager. A total of 24 essays were submitted for the Fall 2012 contest.
1st Place: "Chasing the Dragon" by Ryan M. Bailey—Professor Dr. Julia Combs
2nd Place: "Alone in the Crowd" by Megan Benner—Professor Eric Morrow
Honorable Mention: "Downtown Freak Show" by Amy Greenwood—Professor Charles Cuthbertson
1st Place: "The Effects of Sleep Deprivation on the Body" by Whitney Harrison—Professor Dr. Julia Combs
2nd Place: "Dear Dr. Fish" by Maria Smith—Professor Dr. Jessica Tvordi
1st Place: "The Walking Dead" by Grant Oxenrider—Professor Dr. Julia Combs
2nd Place: "The Last Goodbye" by Jesse Hyatt—Professor Dr. Jim Aton
Congratulations to the Fall 2012 Scriblerian Contest winners and thank you to everyone who submitted essays.