Turkish student Cihangir Keseli tells us what the campus really needs. (December 2016)
The 2008 writing contest was sponsored in part by the Szinvapark shopping mall, which supplied the winners with gift certificates valid at the mall.
The judges have spoken and the winners are in for the 2008 Coffee Break - Szinvapark Writing Contest. Below is a list of the winners and links to their stories. Read on and see if you agree with the judges. The link to their comments can be found next to the writings.
More links will be coming up in the next few days.
The Winners Are...
In 2004 we organized a creative writing contest for secondary school students in Borsod County. The competition sponsored in part by the Szinvapark shopping mall, which helped supply prizes for the winners.
The winners of the Coffee Break & Szinvapark Writing Contest are…
1st Prize: "City of Angels" by Zsuzsa Nagy
2nd prize: "Autumn Colours" by Zsuzsa Farkas
3rd prize: "The Song of Tiny Nothing" by Orsolya Lukács
3rd prize: "My Dream" by Helga Hauszer
1st prize: "Remembrance" by Edina Begezei
1st prize: "Just a Dirty Alley" by Bence Hrotkó
1st prize: "Every Dog Has His Day" by Eszter Ureczky
"Sam & Pam" by Eszter Kóvács
"Colin & Pele" by Dávid Sasvári
"Strangers in Cleveland" by Tímea Csepely
“The Occupation of Solar System QGZA435721” Viktor Szálánczi
Other contest entries are located here.
Information about the judges can be found here.
In the autumn of 2002, the Coffee Break sponsored a contest in order to capture the debate surrounding an article by Kati Marton in the New York Times. We hoped it would generate discussion around the topic she brought up about the city.
The winners of the English Department’s “Hidden Memories” writing competition are
- László Jancsó
1. Attila Bodnár
- Katalin Kristóf
- Daniel Vincze
Congratulations to the winners and to all those who participated in the contest as well!
Read a sampling of the responses we received by clicking the links below.
To the Editor (1st place-tie)
Dear Ms. Marton (1st place-tie)
Essay on. . . (2nd place)
When the Padlocked Iron Gate Opens (3rd place)
Note: the contributors are solely responsible for the content of the articles. In judging the responses, we considered the quality of presentation and argumentation more than language skills. The Coffee Break endorses no particular view point on this issue and did not make a particular opinion itself a criteria in judging the entries.
The original article, "A Town's Hidden Memory," which appeared on July 21, 2002, in The New York Times, can be found here.
The first writing contest organized by the Coffee Break was in the spring of 2001, with prizes indicated in the title of the contest.
CASH AND CAFFEINE CONTEST WINNERS
Follow the links to read the stories...
1st Prize: "The Three Dirty Pigs" by László Buri
2nd Prize: "The Mortal Coin" by Erik Zöldi
3rd Prize: "The Thoughts of a Christmas Tree" by Krisztina Wágner
"Cinderella" by Aliz Misik
"Hitler by Jácint Kaczor
Special Essay Prize:
"The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" by Péter Zachár
Congratulations to the winners!!
The Best of...
During the spring semester 2004, seven students participated in the Creative Writing course here at the University of Miskolc. Every week throughout that spring we came together on Tuesday afternoons, discussed writing strategies, talked, laughed, and shared the stories we had written in the previous week (or sometimes the night before...). Usually, the writings produced were based upon a particular assignment, for example, a certain type of narrative voice or perspective. At other times, students freely choose the topic or strategy they pursued in their writing.
What you'll find below are links to the writings we decided we liked best. The decisions were made by the group--often times with the others having to convince the author in question that a certain story really was his or her best. And, of course, in the end we could only put here the writings that the authors themselves agreed to have published. So, although there may be some good ones still missing, I'm sure after you've read these (humorous, poignant, dramatic, etc.) stories you'll agree that these certainly are "The Best Of..."