Congratulations to the following winners!
Adult Author Poetry
First Place: His Hand by Susan Frederick
Second Place: The Bluebird and the Coyote by Joanne Peterson
Honorable Mention: Heartbeet by Donna M Rudiger
Adult Author Prose
First Place: The Snuffed Box by Natalie Leif
Second Place: Start at 100 Joanne Peterson
Honorable Mention: Upside Down by Mary Pan
Honorable Mention: The Edge of the Ocean by Edward Cornachio
Youth Author Poetry
First Place: The Spring by Jenneve Heuett
Second Place: My First Love (You Came to Me in the Summer Sun) by Emily Heineman
Honorable Mention: The Sailor by Lilly Chase
Honorable Mention: Woman ≠ Weak by Jackie Shaw
Youth Author Prose
First Place: Moana: The Non-White-Male Savior of Disney by Jonna-Lynn Alonso
Second Place: The Nameless Boy by KT Nguyen
Honorable Mention: School Isn't That Easy (Dear Little Girl) by Jackie Shaw
Our awards reception was held on May 16.
Read the 2017 winning works here.
Photo gallery of reception here.