Baltimore Campus to host Sophie Kerr Prize

March 23, 2013 by  

The Sophie Kerr Prize, a literary award given to undergraduate students of Washington College, will be conducted in baltimore, Maryland this year. This is the second time in three consecutive years that the school has moved the event amidst the successful outcome in New York.

According to Kathryn Moncrief, the chair of the college’s English department and Sophie Kerr Committee, Baltimore is the perfect place to hold the awards, with its rich tradition of great writers ranging from Poe to Mencken – and not forgetting the current growing number of talented writers today.

The Sophie Kerr Prize is awarded to the students every Spring. This year, the winner is set to receive $61,190 on May 14 at Enoch Pratt Free Library, where the ceremonies will be held.

There will be five winners this year. Aside from this, these talented young writers will have a chance to meet leaders in the publishing industry, including perhaps some print company representatives.

In the past two years, the awards session involved students reading from their submitted work, speeches from award-winning authors, live streaming over the Internet of the awarding, and a talk about their craft to New York high school-students.

This is an extremely essential event that printing companies, poster printing services, press companies, and brochure printers are sure to be happy to advertise. This event showcases writers in a very professional fashion, which gives young writers a chance to shine. All in all, it promises to provide great exposure for the state of Maryland.