For the seventh year the Center for Mark Twain Studies has sponsored the “Portraying Mark Twain” art competition for all Elmira College students. Four final images were selected from fifty-four submissions that represented Mark Twain, his literature, or aspects of his life in Elmira and Quarry Farm.  First place winner is nursing major Marissa Fuller’23. Three honorable mention winners are psychology major Dakota Weatherly’23, nursing major Sienna Fell’25 and speech and hearing major Gabby Caporossi’24. Their winning entries will be featured in future publications of Elmira College and the Center for Mark Twain Studies.

Works by former winning students can be seen in the “Mark Twain and Elmira College” exhibit in Cowles Hall, on social media posts, and in various printed matter relating to the Center.

New works are being accepted for the 2024 Portraying Mark Twain art contest. See last year’s submissions HERE.