Storytelling Contest

We walked a few blocks from where we parked across a busy Van Ness littered with construction fences and orange cones. The river of traffic stopped temporarily to let us pass as cars waited anxiously to continue their journey in the city’s asphalt streams.

Editor's note: Sikai Song's "The First Time" is the first place winner of the Synapse Storytelling Contest's personal essay category.

I was petrified my first time, my heart stuck in my throat.

Editor's note: Victoria Turner's "Determined" is the first place winner of the Synapse Storytelling Contest's creative prose category.

The results are in! Today, 12 of UCSF’s most talented writers and photographers are taking home the top prizes in the Synapse Storytelling Contest.

All dressed up for the Halloween Party during BMS Retreat in Lake Tahoe!

Editor's note: Emily Yao earned an honorable mention for Bay Bridge and Boat, her entry into the Synapse Storytelling Contest, photography category. Cupid’s Span is a popular location to play with dogs, eat lunch in the shade, nap in the

Editor's note: Presenting Iva Petrovchich's winning entry in the 2018 Synapse Storytelling Contest's science writing category. Category judge, San Francisco Chronicle science writer Erin Allday, says, "Public Cervix Announcement had a f

Editor’s note: Simone Kurial took the Synapse Storytelling Contest first place award for creative writing.

Editor's note: We're pleased to present Kacey Berry's top winning 2018 Synapse Storytelling Contest submission in the personal essay category. In Survivors On The Margins, Kacey Berry shows her ability to see people with incredible depth and p

Editor's note: Newborn is Frank Chang's winning entry into the Synapse Storytelling Contest, photography category.