Paulson Creative Writing Award Recipients 1979-2002

1979
Co-Winners: Colleen Cotter and Sarah Lindsay
Honorable Mention: Linda Breitag

1980
Co-Winners: Maureen Ash and Colleen Cotter

1981
Co-Winners: Melissa Brown and Elizabeth Stronge
Honorable Mention: Julia Peterson and Caroline O’Hara

1982
Co-Winners: C. Klay DeVries and Laura Jorstad
Honorable Mention: Julie Kink

1983 
Winner: Laura Beilfuss

1984
Co-Winners: Martha McNey and Catherine Nelson Urdahl

1985
Co-Winners: Martha McNey
Commendation: Sheila Smith, Joel Jensen, Katie Johnson and Annika Fjelstad

1986
Winner: Cathe Nelson (short stories)

1987
Co-Winners: Lisa Monson and Catherine Nelson

1988
Co-Winners: Holly Harden and Martha Kesler

1989
Winner: Holly Harden

1990
Winner: Jon Olseth
Honorable Mention: Jennifer Mutsch

1991
Winner: Elizabeth Wilder
Honorable Mention: Todd Boss

1992
Winner: Paul Bartlett

1993
Winner: Celena Kusch

1994
Winner: Carrie Bartsch
Honorable Mention: Shannon Gramse

1995
Winner: Mai Moua
Honorable Mention: Meredith  Koester and Carrie Mesrobian

1996
Winner: Carrie Mesrobian
Honorable Mention: Christopher Nohl and Gregory Randall

1997
Winner: Loriann Licke
Honorable Mention: Aaron Andersen, Shawn Colberg, Teresa Schultz

1998
Winner: Erika Taibl
Honorable Mention: Patrick Roden and Kim Ronning

1999
Co-Winners: Erin Anderson and David Pisa

2000
Winner: Brent Moore

2001
Co-Winners: Ariana Jensen and Sarah Rasmussen

2002
Winner: Stephanie Gehring
Finalists: Marc Hardenack, Elizabeth Lund and Nathan Miller