Harrison Writing Achievement Awards

About the Harrison Writing Awards

The Harrison Writing Awards include up to four $250 awards given annually by the Helena Education Foundation in the categories of either expository or creative writing, recognizing the highest quality among the submissions.  Submissions are due electronically by February 2, 2018.  Email your work to penandinkhelena@gmail.com.

2018 Harrison Writing Award Winners

2017 Harrison Writing Award Winners

  • Abby Stiffler: Collection of Poems
  • Mariah Thomas: We Marched
  • Francie Tupper: The Truth Behind the Text
  • Arynn Cummings: Collection of Poems

2016 Harrison Writing Award Winners

2015 Harrison Writing Award Winners

2014 Harrison Writing Award Winners

2013 Harrison Writing Award Winners

  • Cory Briar, “The North Road
  • Allison Vaughn, “Distance
  • Julia Marie White, “Pack Rat”
  • Amanda Gibson, “Sketchbooks and Stick Notes”

2012 Harrison Writing Award Winners

  • Kate McNamee, “Perfect Imperfections”
  • Madison Ellis, “So Prayed Sophie” and “The Marine and the Good Egg”
  • Thomas Harris, “This is Not a Sad Poem”

2011 HEF Writing Award Winners

2010 HEF Writing Award Winners

Creative Writing:

Liz Hartley (Helena High) — A collection of poems
Elena Hodges (Helena High) – A collection of poems

Expository Writing:

Kristen Ingman (Helena High) — Love Poem with Toast
Nicole Lorass (Helena High) – How Much is a Text Message Really Worth?

2009 HEF Writing Award Winners

Creative Writing:

Rachel Smith (Helena High) — A collection of poems
Maria Nelson (Helena High) – “Echoes of Alexandria”

Expository Writing:

Paige Esposito (Helena High) — “Heart of Darkness
Texel Feder (Capital High) – “Happiness

Members of the 2009 Selection Committee:
Helena writers Kay Satre, Rick Newby, Clay Scott, Jim Robbins
Committee Chair: Ron Lee, HEF Board of Directors

 

2008 HEF Writing Award Winners

Creative Writing:

Alexis Graman (Helena High) – “David’s Hike” Brandi Swingley (Capital High) – “Grief is Timeless

Expository Writing:

Erinleigh Caughron (Helena High) – “A Struggle to Stay Alive: Preserving a Culture
Renee Elsen (Capital High) – “Tradition

Members of the 2008 Selection Committee:
Helena writers Kay Satre, Rick Newby, Clay Scott, Jim Robbins
Committee Chair: Ron Lee, HEF Board of Directors

 

2007 HEF Writing Award Winners

Creative Writing:

Lindsay Johnson (Helena High) — A collection of poems
Antony Speranza (Capital High) – “A Ray Through the Clouds

Expository Writing:

Dylan Dal Poggetto Kahn (Helena High) — “Sands and Empire
Daniel Barta (Capital High) – “The Haunts of Memory

Members of the 2007 Selection Committee:
Helena writers Kay Satre, Rick Newby, Clay Scott, Jim Robbins
Committee Chair: Ron Lee, HEF Board of Directors

 

2006 HEF Writing Award Winners

Creative Writing:

Expository Writing:

2005 HEF Writing Award Winners

Creative Writing:

Expository Writing: