Writing Awards

For more information on writing awards, contact the Director of Creative Writing, Julia Johnson.
 
 
Farquhar Award for Poetry
The Farquhar Award for Poetry was established in 1953 by the faculty of the University of Kentucky English Department, in honor of Professor Edward F. Farquhar.  Dr. Farquhar was a professor in the department for 44 years, and served as chair of the department for 32 years.  This award, given in his honor, recognizes outstanding undergraduate poetry.
 
2017 Farquhar Award for Poetry Recipient:
Parker Hobson
 
 
Dantzler Award for Fiction
The Dantzler Award for Fiction was established in 1953 by the faculty of the University of Kentucky English Department, in honor of Professor Lehre Livingston Dantzler.  Dr. Dantzler was a long-time professor in the English department.  He joined the department in 1912 as an associate professor, became head of the department in 1915, and served as a professor and department head until his retirement in 1947.  This award, given in his honor, recognizes outstanding undergraduate fiction.
 
2017 Dantzler Award for Fiction Recipient:
Maddy Decker
 
2017 Dantzler Award for Creative Non-Fiction Recipient:
Jenny Winstead
 
 
Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Award in Poetry:
Parker Hobson
 
 
Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Award in Fiction:
Kate Tighe-Pigott
 
 
Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Award in Creative Non-Fiction:
Chad Gilpin
 
 
Betty Combs Owen Recruitment Scholarship:
Parker Hobson
 
UK Libraries Poetry Broadside Contest

Undergraduate Award:
Makayla Dean

Graduate Award
Sophie Weiner
 
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