First Peace Corps Fund Writing Award Winners
The Peace Corps Fund announces its first 2017 writing contest winners. Prizes range from First Prize of $1000, Second Prize $750. Third Prize $500 and numerous Honorable Mentions. Top prizes will be published on the Peace Corps Worldwide website and promoted throughout the Peace Corps community.
Eligible for these writing awards were Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and Former Peace Corps Staff. Submissions were judged on how well they advanced the Third Goal of the Peace Corps Act: To increase the understanding of the peoples served on the part of Americans
Founded in 2003, the Peace Corps Fund is an independent, 501-c-3 nonprofit organization founded by Returned Peace Corps Volunteers to support and advance the Third Goal of the Peace Corps.
Congratulations to everyone who submitted an essay or poem. The winners are!
Penye Nia, Pana Njia by Kristen Grauer-Gray (Tanzania 2007-10 & Response Corps Liberia 2016-17)
Samarkand Calling by Beatrice Hogan (Uzbekistan 1992-94)
Of That Wide Water, Inescapable by Eleanor Stanford (Cape Verde 1998-2000)
The Journey from the Interior (poem) by Earl Carlton Huband (Oman 1975-78)
Fifth Prize –$ 200
Where Carbs Mean Friendship by Lucas Gosdin (Peru from 2013–15)
Fifth Prize—$200 The Stories We Tell by Grace Anne Heater (Rwanda 2014-16)
Honey for the Heart by Brian Minalga (Niger (2008-10) and Namibia (2010-12)
A Nice Black Shirt by Nathan Hecht (Peru 2012-15)
Hyena Man by Jeanne D’Haem (Somalia 1968-70)
Discovering Bhagawan—Sara Wagner (Nepal 1996-98)
Taxi by Sue Rosenfeld (Senegal 1977-81)
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