2016 Competition

The PCA writing competition aims to encourage and give recognition to undergraduate and graduate level scholarship in communication and to offer undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to present their work at the 77th Annual Pennsylvania Communication Association (PCA) Conventions.

Undergraduate Winners

Are We There Yet?: A Phenomenological Analysis of the Freeway

Michael Kearney, Geneva College
Runner up:
‘Any Questions?’ Political Advertisement: Discovering the Success of a Smear Communication Campaign through Fantasy Theme Analysis

Sarah More, Juniata College
Runner up:
A Cluster-Agon Analysis of the Ad Council’s Love Has No Labels

Olivia Claycomb, Juniata College
Runner up:
Contemporary Communication Ethics: A Perspective From Frankl’s Approach to Meaning

Charlotte Cunningham, Seton Hill University