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Weber's Annual Contests/Awards

Dr. O. Marvin Lewis Essay Award
Dr. Sherwin W. Howard Poetry Award
Dr. Neila C. Seshachari Fiction Award

 


Dr. O. Marvin Lewis Essay Award

The Dr. O. Marvin Lewis Award of $500 is presented annually in the fall edition to the author of a work of essay/personal narrative selected as the "best" published in Weber Studies during the previous year.

Funding for this award is generously provided by the Junior E. and Blanche B. Rich Foundation.

Photo of Dr. O. Marvin Lewis.

Dr. O. Marvin Lewis (1924 - ) has practiced internal medicine for 38 years until his retirement in 1994. During that time he served two terms as chief of medicine at McKay-Dee Hospital, Ogden, Utah, and one term as president of the medical staff there. In 1999, he served as honorary president of the Utah Medical Association. He is an advocate for the arts who enjoys writing and has been published in the pages of Weber Studies.

Read the essay of the current winner of the O. Marvin Lewis Essay Award

 

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Dr. Sherwin W. Howard Poetry Award

The Dr. Sherwin W. Howard Award of $500 is presented annually in the spring/summer edition to the author of the poetry selected as the "best" published in Weber Studies during the previous year.

Funding for this award is generously provided by the Howard family.

 

Photo of Dr. Sherwin. W. Howard.

Dr. Sherwin W. Howard (1936-2001) was former President of Deep Springs College, dean of the College of Arts & Humanities at Weber State University, editor of Weber Studies, and an accomplished playwright and poet.

Read the poetry of the current winner of the Dr. Sherwin W. Howard Poetry Award

 

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Dr. Neila C. Seshachari Fiction Award

The Dr. Neila C. Seshachari Award of $500 is presented annually in the winter edition to the author of a work of fiction selected as the "best" published in Weber Studies during the previous year.

Funding for this award is generously provided by the Seshachari family.

Photo of Dr. Neila C. Seshachari.

Dr. Neila C. Seshachari (1934 - 2002) was a much respected advocate for the arts and humanities. Professor of English at Weber State University for 29 years, committed teacher, accomplished scholar, critic, and fiction writer, Neila was editor of Weber Studies for 12 years.

Read the fiction of the current winner of the Dr. Neila C. Seshachari Fiction Award.

 

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