Robert H. Gildart Creative Writing Awards (Fiction, Poetry, Drama)

A gift to the English Department made possible the creation of the Robert H. Gildart Creative Writing Awards. These are cash prizes designed to honor the career of Bob Gildart, who taught at Albion College for 25 years and cared deeply about the quality of student writing. The prizes will be awarded each year to sophomores at Albion College. Up to three awards in each category (Poetry, Fiction, Drama) will be made.

Awardees include:

  • 2015     Drama
                 First - Abigail Radwick
                Poetry
                 First - Abigail Radwick

  • 2014     Fiction
                 First - Elisabeth Sears
                 Second - LeighAnne Yates
                Poetry
                 First - Emma Stapley

  • 2013     Fiction
                 First - Holley Taylor
                Poetry
                 First - Holley Taylor
                 Second - Lindsay Weiss
                 Third - Jessica Sutton

  • 2012     Fiction
                 First - Walter Kacher III
                 Second - Victoria Slater
                 Christopher Blake
                 Poetry
                 First - Megan Connolly
                 Second - Christopher Blaker
                 Third - Rebecca McLaughlin

  • 2011     Poetry
                 First - Jonathan Tostige
                 Second - Kristen Chung

  • 2010      Fiction
                 First - Ashley Hull
                 Second - Josiah Fallot
                 Poetry
                 First - Emily Hopkins
                 Second - Josiah Fallot
  • 2009      Fiction
                 First - Kelly Voigt
                 Second - Steven Gadzinski
                 Drama
                 First - Stephen Dudas
  • 2008      Fiction
                 First - Sabrina Sutherland
                 Second - Stephanie Kelly
                 Poetry
                 First - Sabrina Sutherland
  • 2007      Fiction
                 First - Tyler Rubenfeld
  • 2006      Fiction
                 First  - Bethany Coston
                 Second - Lauren Sugg
  • 2005      Fiction
                 First - David Knox
                 Second - Brianna Caszatt
                 Poetry
                 First - Lauren Sayig
                 Second - Kelly Parsell
                 Third - Jill Hindenach
                 Drama
                 First - Rachel McKinney
  • 2004      Fiction
                 First - Erin Elmore
                 Second - Amy Feder
                 Poetry
                 First - Rachael Lyon
                 Second - Natalie Corbin
                 Third - Christine Bell
  • 2003      Fiction
                 First - Nick Mourning
                 Poetry
                 First - Rebekah Beall
                 Second - Kenny Cardozo
                 Third - Nick Mourning