Creative Writing Awards

Creative Writing Awards

Andrew Bergman Award

Made possible through the generosity of Andrew Bergman '65, LittD '94, the Andrew Bergman Award in Creative Writing is presented to a current Harpur College undergraduate student who excels in creative writing. Award recipients are selected through a writing competition, which is stewarded by the Creative Writing Program, the Harpur College Dean’s Office and the Binghamton University Foundation.


Academy of American Poets Prize

Since 1979, Binghamton's Creative Writing Program has participated in the Academy of American Poets' annual University & College Poetry Prize. This contest is open to both graduate and undergraduate students. Each year, one graduate and one undergraduate poet will have poems advanced to the national contest. If either of the winning poets is 23 or younger, they will also be considered for the Aliki Perroti and Seth Frank Most Promising Young Poet Award, with a monetary prize of $1000.


Binghamton Book Awards

The Binghamton University Book Awards are sponsored by The Binghamton Center for Writers-State University of New York, with the support of the Office of the Dean of Harpur College. The awards are for published books with a deadline each year of February 1 for books published the previous year.

Please Note: Due to Covid-19 and safety precautions, we are postponing the Binghamton Book Awards this year. Please check in for instructions and guidelines next year.