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The Julian Clement Chase Prizes honor undergraduate writing in and about the District of Columbia. They are presented by the University Writing Program in collaboration with the Creative Writing program and the Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service. For the first time, three Chase Prizes will be awarded, honoring distinctive modes of writing and thecultivation of diverse relationships between GW undergraduates and DC communities. Each prizewinner will share some of their beautiful work.

JCC Prize for Creative Writing in Washington

  • Amira Al Amin, “Whatever’s Next?” short story. Honorable mention: Sasha Agarwal
  • Steadily and John Lowrance, "The Evangelist"

JCC Prize for Research Writing on the District of Columbia

  • Julia H. Russo, "A Legacy of Disenfranchisement: Interrogating the Displacement of the
  • Historical Black Foggy Bottom Community". Honorable Mention: Lauren Guzowski, "I Lost,
  • But I Gained; DC Abortion Clinics, Self-help Feminism, and Making Space"

JCC Prize for Community Impact in the District of Columbia

  • Bailey Moore, Sisters Informing Healing, Living, and Empowering (SIHLE)


Hosted by Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Clarence Page
3:30 pm Opening Reception, 4:00 pm Ceremony, 5:15 Closing Reception

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