The 2009 Raab Associates Prize in Illustration was another opportunity for the Dodd Research Center to partner with the School of Fine Arts and Professor Cora Lyn Deibler.  Now in its 11th year, the competition which was initiated in 1999 by alumni Susan Salzman Raab and her husband David, gives students of illustration a poem to illustrate, which again this year was an original work by Jane Yolen.    This year’s winner is Katelyn Fox.

KFox prize winner

The poem is as follows:

Bug Games
Grasshopper,
Dragonfly,
Lady bug,
Flea,

How many
Bugs
Hopscotch
On a tree?

Centipedes,
Crickets,
Earwigs,
Flies,

Who plays
Tag,
Who wins the
Prize?

Cabbage Worm,
Beetle,
Earwig,
Grub,

When games
Are over,
Who’s first
In the tub?

Because of the generousity of the Raabs, this year marks the first Raab Associates Prize in Writing.  As with the illustration prize, students in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences were invited to submit an original short work for consideration.  The winner this year is John Allie, a senior art major, with his short story “Captain Hero.”
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Katelyn Fox, UConn President Mike Hogan, John Allie

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