The editorial staff of the Emory & Henry College’s literary magazine announced winners for this year’s art and literature submissions.
The Ampersand staff, comprised of editor Judge Fulenwider, art directors Ashley Kincaid and Hai Yan Chen, and faculty advisory Caroline Norris selected the winners among the nearly 50 entries submitted for this year’s edition.
Jason Hil of High Point, N.C. was the recipient of the Most Inspirational Literature Award. His piece, Journey of a Shadow, tells the story of an unintended journey and the life lessons learned on a visit through the streets of Harlem.
Ashley Helbert of Disputanta, Va. was voted the Most Inspirational Art. In speaking about her submission, Unspoken, Helbert stated, “the influences on my work come through the raw emotions that periodically have played such big parts in my life and have dictated how I use my paintbrush.”
Ampersand is Emory & Henry's latest incarnation of the college's literary magazine. It was first published during the 1979-1980 academic year, and it has been published annually by the English department ever since. All of the issues of the Ampersand can be found in the periodical section of the library.
The 2013 issue of Ampersand is referred to as the inspiration issue. Every piece of student submitted work is in some way influential and inspirational.