2019 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 80th Annual Pennsylvania Communication Association (PCA) Convention.

Graduate Winners
Abduction, Surprise, and the Medical Value of Uncertainty
Michael R. Kearney, Duquesne University
The Appropriation of Sparking Joy: KonMari, Narcissism, and Mistranslation
Kati Sudnick, Duquesne University

Undergraduate Winners
A Visual Analysis of BTS Mental Health Narratives
Hannah Fassbender and Xzavior Sweeny, Penn State University, Berks
Text and Subtext in Queen’s Symbolic Convergence: Analysis of “Love of My Life” (1975)
Sierra Waite, Juniata College