Philip Henry Brown Prize
Margot Adalyn Tam An Ngo '23
The prize from the annual income of a fund established by Philip Greely Brown 1877, A.M. 1892, in memory of Philip Henry Brown 1851, A.M. 1854, may be offered to members of the senior class for excellence in extemporaneous English composition.
Academy of American Poets Colette Inez Poetry Prize
Bobby Murray '23
This national prize is awarded by the Academy of American Poets for best poem or groups of poems.
Eliana Roberts '23
The income of a fund given in memory of Pierce Professor of Literature Robert Peter Tristram Coffin '15, Litt.D. '30, and in honor of Nora Archibald Smith and Kate Douglas Wiggin, Litt.D. 1904, the original founders of the Hawthorne Prize, is awarded each year to the author of the best short story. This competition is open to members of the sophomore, junior and senior classes.
Nathalie Walker Llewellyn Poetry Prize
Hannah Kim '24
This prize is awarded to the student who submitted the best work of original poetry.
Hannah Kim '24
Natsumi Lynne Meyer '23
Cianna Sarah O'Flaherty '23
This prize, established in 2008, is awarded for the best work of creative nonfiction.
Jingyuan Huang '25
Noah Zuijderwijk '25
This prize is awarded for the best poem written by an undergraduate.
Pray English Prize
Yun Hsiang Chang '23
Josh-Pablo Manish Patel '23
This prize, given by Dr. Thomas Jefferson Worcester Pray Class of 1844, is awarded to the best scholar in English literature and original English composition.
Forbes Rickard Jr. Memorial Poetry Prize
Sophia Tottene-Darvas '25
This prize, given by a group of alumni of the Bowdoin chapter of Alpha Delta Phi fraternity in memory of Forbes Rickard Jr., Class of 1917, who lost his life in the service of his country, is awarded to the undergraduate writing the best poem.
David Sewall Premium
Eva Ahn '26
This prize is awarded to a member of the first-year class for excellence in English composition.
Mary B. Sinkinson Short Story Prize
Zoë Ellis Wilson ’23
This prize, established by John Judson Sinkinson of the Class of 1902 in memory of his wife, Mary Burnett Sinkinson, is awarded each year for the best short story written by a member of the junior or senior class.
Bertram Louis Smith Jr. Prize
Mei Bock '24
This prize was established by his father in memory of Bertram Louis Smith Jr., of the Class of 1903, to encourage excellence of work in English literature and is awarded by the department to a member of the junior class who has completed two years’ work in English literature. Performance of major work as well as record in courses is taken into consideration.