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Prose Theme Contest
20 entries

Judge: Paul Hawkins is Director of the South Central Kansas Library System. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, and has taught Kansas History, Philosophy, and Creative Writing at Hutchinson Community College.

1

Pat Hood

E Tu Brute

D6

Hutchinson

2

Julia Dagenais

Nora Belle Cunningham

D5

Wichita

3

Barbara Brady

Steven Hind—Poet of the Prairie

D1

Topeka

HM

Pauline Fecht

Ossie Tranbarger

D7

Syracuse

HM

Tom Mach

Blockhouse in Baxter Springs

D2

Lawrence


Short Story

56 entries

Judge: Steven Hind has a Master of Arts Degree from the University of Kansas. He taught English in Kansas for 36 years and is a widely published poet.

1

Naomi Patterson

Cause for Alarm

D1

Topeka

2

James D. Wright

The First Step of an Even Dozen

D5

Bel Air

3

Tracy Simmons

Glorious

D1

Topeka

HM

Reaona Hemmingway

Michael

D1

Topeka

HM

Kay Kimball

A Promise to Vicki

D1

Topeka


Feature Article

23 entries

Judge: Clara Kilbourn is a full-time feature writer at the Hutchinson News. She holds AA and BA degrees with additional credits toward a Master’s. She was a high school instructor in Language Arts and American Literature for 17 years.

1

Leona Dillard

Picnic at Pryor's Grove

D6

Hutchinson

2

Nancy Kopp

Point of View

D4

Manhattan

3

Nancy Kopp

Writing Your Family History

D4

Manhattan

HM

B. D. Tharp

Home, Sweet Home

D5

Wichita

HM

Margaret Shauers

God's Helping Hands

D6

Great Bend


Memoir

72 entries

Judge: Sheila Lisman has a BA in English and a Master’s Degree from the University of Oregon. She taught English for 39 years, received many awards for distinguished service, and is a published poet.

1

George Paris

Mama's Grapes of Wrath

D1

Topeka

2

Carol Yoho

Our Neighborhood Shaman

D1

Topeka

3

Doris Schroeder

The Day I Grew Up

D6

Hutchinson

HM

Alice Flower

Words of Wisdom

D4

Junction City

HM

Judie Miller

Gloria Jean and the Rabbit Hunt

D1

Topeka


Inspiration

31 entries

Judge: Laura Yowell holds a BS from Boston University and an MA in English from California State College. She taught English for 25 years in Kansas, Texas, and California, and for 10 years at Hutchinson Community College.

1

Ralph Allen

A Rustle of Wings

D5

Wichita

2

Tonya Marie Smith

Looking

D1

Topeka

3

Naomi Patterson

An Artist's Lesson in Bronze

D1

Topeka

HM

Barbara Brady

Dad's Fishing Lesson

D1

Topeka

HM

Barbara Brady

Young Wisdom

D1

Topeka

HM Deborah Sandoval A New Perspective D3 Independence


Story for Children

33 entries

Judge: Letty Watt is an author, classroom teacher, gifted education coordinator, and school library media specialist. She has also been associated with storytelling and puppeteering organizations.

1

Nancy Kopp

The Good Tuesday

D4

Manhattan

2

Nancy Kopp

The Long Night

D4

Manhattan

3

Naomi Patterson

Baby Day

D1

Topeka

HM

Barbara Brady

Daddy, Tell Me a Story

D1

Topeka

HM

B. D. Tharp

Better Without the Dirt

D5

Wichita


First Five Pages of a Book

27 entries

Judge: Teresa Hickey holds BA and MA degrees from Wichita State University in Education, social sciences and specil ed. She has been a classroom teacher for 30 years.

1

Matt Copeland

Beneath the Surface

D1

Topeka

2

Max Yoho

The Moon Butter Route

D1

Topeka

3

Ralph Allen

The Rise and Fall of Eddie McCoy

D5

Wichita

HM

Robert Lawson

A Resisting Medium

D1

Topeka

HM

Maria Dreisziger

A Silver Thread

D6

Hutchinson

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Poetry Categories

Classic Forms

1

Julia Dagenais

Winter Green

D5

Wichita

2

Colleen Kelly Johnson

Homesteader

D5

Wichita

3

Nedra Rogers

Vianelle

NM

Lawrence

HM

Conrad Jestmore

Visce Betha

D5

Wichita

HM

Rosemary Parsons Torrez

Evening Poem

D1

Topeka

Free Verse

1

Nedra Rogers

Walapai Women

NM

Lawrence

2

Lori Stratton

Loss of Innocence

D4

Wamego

3

Robert Carey

The Photograph

D4

Topeka

HM

Beverly Lyons

Wintersun

D2

Fulton

HM

[none assigned]


Rhymed Verse

1

Kay Kimball

Dawn Dancers

D1

Topeka

2

Kristine Polansky

One Last Full Measure for an Aunt with Alzheimer's

D1

Topeka

3

Ted Farmer

First Light

D5

El Dorado

HM

William J. Karnowski

Am I

D4

Wamego

HM

Laurence Harshbarger

The Storm—July 1932

D4

Junction City


Narrative Verse

1

Naomi Patterson

The Car Wash

D1

Topeka

2

Barbara Brady

Undeterred

D1

Topeka

3

Robert Lawson

The Call of the Open Road

D1

Topeka

HM

Duane Herrmann

The Beginning—The End

D1

Topeka

HM

Barbara Brady

Two Men on a Garage Roof

D1

Topeka


Whimsy

1

Laurence Harshbarger

Wash Behind Your Ears

D4

Junction City

2

Beverly Lyons

Elusive Words

D2

Fulton

3

Judie Miller

When Right Side Up is Upside Down

D1

Topeka

HM

Robert Lawson

I Suppose

D1

Topeka

HM

Yvonne Evie Green

A Question

D1

Topeka


Haiku

1 Elizabeth Nichols At the Stoplight D1 Topeka
2 Jean Jackson

Late August Drought

D_  
3 Diane Palka In My Ford D2 Baldwin City
HM Barbara Curry Scorching Summer D2

Lawrence

HM Ruth Bahr Dandelion Patch D2 Fort Scott

Themed Poem Contest
 
1 Barbara Brady William "Bill' Horton Kurtis D1 Topeka
2 Leona Dillard On the Osage Trail D6 Hutchinson
3 Robbie Cline Earth Tap D_  
HM Conrad Jestmore Memory of Prairie Past D5 Wichita
HM Ruth Stunz They Walked the Trails D5 Wichita


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