Storytelling Contest

Editor's note: Toke Odimayomi earned an honorable mention in the Synapse Storytelling Contest Creative Writing category.

Victoria Turner is the third place winner in the Synapse Storytelling Contest science writing category. Category judge, SF Chronicle science writer Erin Allday, said “Eye Contact Can Be Overwhelming was also a fascinating topic.

Editor's note: Kelly Crotty is the third place winner if the Synapse Storytelling Contest creative writing category.

Insectum is the second place winner in the Synapse Storytelling Contest's creative writing category. Comments from Synapse editor in chief and category judge Ariane Panzer: This poem had a consistent and very original theme.

Medical Students Make the Worst Patients: The Tragicomedy of an MS1 is the third place winner of the Synapse Storytelling Contest's personal essay category.

The Crucial Third is the second place winner of the Synapse Storytelling Contest's science writing category.

Thoughts from the Trauma Bay is the second place winner of the Synapse Storytelling Contest's personal essay category.

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

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

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