Multimodal Writing Prize Winners, Honorable Mention and Featured Entries
Jefferson Dela Cruz
Multimodal Writing Prize Writing Program, Department of English, 2013
The Writing Program in the Department of English would like to announce the winner of the first annual Multimodal Writing prize, which was given at the Senior Dinner & Awards Ceremony on May 21.
Winner and Honorable Mention:
The winner, Santa Clara junior Alexander Nouaux, won a $100 dollar prize. Created for Olin Bjork’s (English) Introduction to Writing and Digital Publication Class, Nouaux’s project, “Brick Lane iTour,” is an enhanced podcast and website that guides the user on a cultural and historical journey down London’s Brick Lane. According to Nouaux, Brick Lane is a short block that along with good eats and tourist destinations “has gone through many dramatic changes over the years largely due to the numerous immigrant groups that have called this area home. This notion still holds true today with the wave of Bengali immigrants, but Brick Lane is also shaped by the wave of youth and street culture.”
We would also like to announce an Honorable Mention, Avery Unterreiner. Created for Renee Billingslea's (Communication) Exploring Society Through Photography class, Unterreiner’s piece “It’s Been One Year” combines photographs of her grandfather with a monologue written from his perspective.
We received many exemplary project submissions besides these two, and with the permission of student entrants, we have linked them below to honor the exciting work in multimodal writing happening across Santa Clara University.
- Elizabeth Anderson, "The Domesticated Districts" for American Studies: Popular Culture (Michelle Burnham)
- Kevin Boehnlein, "A Black Eye" for Writing about Sustainability (Noel Radley)
- Lauren Fisher, "Michelle Obama: A Cultural Icon"
- Kari Green, “What If Everyone Just Stopped Watching” for American Studies: Popular Culture (Michelle Burnham)
- Elizabeth Grishaw, Dubstep Piece for Intro to Electronic Music (Bruno Ruviaro)
- Cecilia Cai, "The Powerful Influence of the Beatles" for Intro to Electronic Music(Bruno Ruviaro)
- Liz Wassmann, "Liz’s Video for English 138" for Internet Culture in the Information Society (Marc Bousquet)