MON, JUL 6, 2009 at 4:52 AM



The results are in, finally! Sorry we’re late on announcing, but we spent all Fourth of July weekend locked in the office deliberating. J/K. We actually knew last week, but I may have started my holiday early and was a little too lazy to make a post.

So without further ado, let me introduce the lucky Sub Pop Loser Scholarship winners for 2009!

FIRST PLACE: Kelton Sears

Mr. Sears, Renaissance man from Maple Valley, WA, not only wowed us with his essay, but charmed us with his vast array of arty submissions. This guy is a musician (listen to his original song “Rewired” here), an aspiring filmmaker (he makes short films and video announcements for Tahoma High School), AND he writes short stories too! Kelton plans on majoring in Creative Writing at Seattle University in the fall.


Seattle native Kiku Hughes impressed the Sub Pop Loser Scholarship panel with the format of her submission. She created the aesthetically pleasing Loser Magazine highlighting her love of writing and design. Kiku writes for Three Imaginary Girls, designs show posters, and has involved herself wholeheartedly in the Seattle music community. She’ll be attending New York University in the fall and plans to major in Media, Culture and Communications and minor in Studio Art.

THIRD PLACE: Marguerite Brown

Miss Brown plays guitar, drums, AND piano and has been doing it since she was 12. She writes and records her own music, and has already played gigs at a variety of Seattle venues—Gallery 1412, Neumos, and Bumbershoot! We loved the CD of original songs that she submitted, as well as her passion for getting out there and playing live! She’ll be attending Cornish College of the Arts and plans on majoring in Music Composition.

Congratulations to these amazing kids, and thanks everyone for submitting your essays!