Cameron University announces winners of Leigh Holmes Creative Nonfiction Contest

Cameron University students Morgan Ward, Christina Mayfield and Rose Calloway, all of Lawton, are the winners of the Leigh Holmes Creative Nonfiction Contest. Ward received the first place award of $250 for her work, “Move.” Mayfield’s “Comic Book Evolution in the Cold War” and Calloway’s “Nightmare in Wonderland” earned second and third place, respectively.

Submissions for the contest were judged by Cameron faculty members Dr. William Carney, Dr. Bayard Godsave and Dr. John Morris. The contest was coordinated by Dr. Hardy Jones.

The Leigh Holmes Creative Nonfiction Contest was established by Dr. Leigh Holmes, professor emeritus of English, in 2003 to encourage Cameron students to learn to write well in the genre of creative nonfiction. The competition is open to all Cameron students. Submissions feature personalized reflections rather than the extensively dialogued writings that characterize fiction.

Previous winners of the Leigh Holmes Creative Nonfiction Contest are Wendy Dunmeyer (2003), Kim Stormer and Merry Bennett (2004), Barbara Adams (2005), Lauren Slate (2006), Wilma Whittaker (2007), Miriam Marlin (2008) and Leah Ellis (2009, 2010).     

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June 28, 2011

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