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2021 Jiménez-Porter Literary Prizes Announced

March 23, 2021 English

Jimenez Porters

Congrats to our English major awardees in the prose and poetry categories.

The Jiménez-Porter House has announced its 2021 Jiménez-Porter Literary Prize awardees. Congratulations to the ten UMD English majors listed among the awardees for their prose and poetry submissions.

English major Katie Worden won the third place Prose Award for her essay “Daphne.” The Prose Category was judged by MFA alum Nicolette Polek and UMD alum Alexandria Carolan.

Additional UMD English Prose Finalists include:

Cecilia Cook for “The Perfect 2nd Year Anniversary Dessert”
Kelsey Diggs for “Paper Animals”
Michael Katski for “In Shared Arms”
Gabriella Melendez for “La Santera”

English major Neil-Peace Tebid won the second place Poetry Award for his poem “Motherland.” The Poetry Category was judged by UMD English alum Lenaya Stewart and UMD alum Marlena Chertock.

Additional UMD English Poetry Finalists include:

Elizabeth Armstrong for "View from a Blackhawk over Nasiriyah," "Mother's Day," and untitled (“The infantry boys…”
Maura Beste for “When Your Absence Became Me”
Chidinma Opaigbeogu for “My Skin is a Sunset Moth”
Adrienne Stovall for “Last Try”

The writing contest is open to all University of Maryland, College Park undergraduate students. The first place winners receive $200, second place receives $150, and third place receives $75. Learn more about the Jiménez-Porter House.