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Poetry Categories
Poetry Contest Manager: Tom Mach, District 2
See also: Poetry Winner Photos

Classic Forms
   

Judge:
Name, credit

1

George Paris

Ameilia's Hands

D1

Topeka

2

Kristine Polansky

Sometimes No Words Will Do

D1

Topeka

3

Ted Farmer

Campfires

D5

Wichita

HM

George Paris

High Tea Without Sympathy

D1

Topeka

HM

Meril Crabtree

Justice

D2

Mission
HM Douglas Teener Homecoming D4 Manhattan

Free Verse

Judge:
Name, credit

1

George Paris

Land of the Sanitary

D1

Topeka

2

Rosemary Torrez

They Wait

D1

Topeka

3

Jean Jackson

Roadstop on Highway 59

D2

Lawrence

HM

Kelly Johnston

Collins Hills

NM


Rhym
ing Verse

Judge:
Name, credit

1

Kristine Polansky

Jacob Says Star

D1

Topeka

2

Griff Argo

I Love You Not

D1

Topeka

3

Douglas Teener

She Dances in Colors

D4

Manhattan

HM

Kristine Polansky

Designer Jeans, Lacy Things & Old Pickup Truck

D1

Topeka


Narrative Verse

Judge:
Name
, credit

1

George Paris

The Chase

D1

Topeka

2

Patrick Latta

A Good Beer in the High Sierras

NM

3

Tom Mach

Portrait of Suffrage

D2

Lawrence

HM

Kelly Johnston

Scarlet Morning

NM

HM

Carolyn Hall

Chicago Salvage

D2

Shawnee


Whimsy

Judge:
Name, credit

1

Yvonne Evie Green

A Question

D1

Topeka

2

Barbara Booth

Mother Burned the Toast

D4

Clay Center

3

Paulette Mattingly

A Poet's Misgivings

D5

Wichita

HM

Lorine Gleue

Double Entendre

D4

Belleville

HM

Sally Jadlow

Armadillos

D2

Overland Park

HM Kristine Polansky Smug Bug D1 Topeka
HM Yvonne Evie Green The Awful Truth D1 Topeka

Haiku

Judge:
Name, credit
1 Virginia Hays Early Sky Ablaze D5 Wichita
2 Lorena Joyce Hermann

Snow Flakes Falling Fast

D1 Offerle
3 Douglas Teener Grenade D4 Manhattan
HM Jean Jackson Smiling D2

Lawrence

HM Yvonne Evie Green

Box Turtle Looks Up

D1 Topeka
HM Kristine Polansky Impending Spring D1 Topeka

Themed Poem Contest

"Writing Is a Capital Idea!"
 
Judge:
Name, credit
1 Barbara Brady Capital Wealth of Words D1 Topeka
2 Yvonne Evie Green Capital Ideas D1 Topeka
3 Barbara Brady In Honor of Ad Astra D1 Topeka
HM Delores Smith Where Have All My Capital Ideas Gone? D5

Wichita


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Prose Categories
Prose Contest Manager: Roy Bird, District 1
See also: Prose Winner Photos


Short Story
38 entries

Judge:
Robert Collins
, Fiction and nonfiction author, Andover , KS

1

Carolyn Hall

Hersey's Kiss

D2

Shawnee

2

Arlene Rains Graber

A Matter of Diplomacy

D5

Wichita

3

Kenneth Neel Holler

Veteran of a Homeless War

D5

Wichita

HM

Tom Morrisey

Dawson

D2

Louisburg


Feature Article

29 entries

Judge:
Barbara Oringderff
, publisher/editor The Territorial magazine, Garden City, KS

1

Marie Fletcher

A Cowboy and His Hat

D7

Leoti

2

Glen W. Fisher

What Did You Say?

D5

Wichita

3

Barbara Lerma

Johnny Depp and the Cat Tales Writing Group

D1

Overbrook

HM

Judie R. Miller

Goin' Fishin'

D1

Topeka

HM

Teresa Fink

Bubble Gum: Facts to Chew On

D6

Hutchinson

HM Marsha Goff Breast Cancer: Up Close and Far Too Personal NM  
HM Diane Palka Regarrding Angst in Literature D2 Overbrook
HM Judie R. Miller Why Writers Write: The ABC's of Writing D1 Topeka


Memoir

74 entries

Judge:
Cheryl Collins
, Riley County Historical Museum director, Manhattan

1

A. Emerson Wiens

The Dog and the Bull

D5

Newton

2

Lori Stratton

Johnny Cash

D4

Wamego

3

Marie Marshall

A Very Merry Christmas

D2

Ft. Scott

HM

Yvonne Evie Green

An Adorable Nerd

D1

Topeka

HM

Kenneth Neel Holler

The Prairie Spirit D5 Wichita
HM Nancy Julien Kopp College Isn't For Girls D4 Manhattan
HM Agnes Kazminski An International Affiar D1 Topeka
HM Margaret Kramer The Soap Opera NM  


Story for Children

22 entries

Judge:
Beverly O. Buller, William Allen White Children's Book Award committee, librarian, and children's book author

1

Kay Towle

The Gift of the Woods—A Legend

D6

Hutchinson

2

Kristine Polansky

Fledglings

D1

Topeka

3

Jolene Haas

Visiting Grandpa

D3

Madison

HM

Steve Whishnant

A Little Imagination

D3

Little Rock, AR

HM

Eunice Boeve

Daddy's Mustache

D6

Phillipsburg

HM Elizabeth I. Nichols The Escape D1 Colorado Springs, CO
HM Reaona Hemmingway Indoor Adventures of Mr. Ladybug D1 Topeka
HM Trudy McFarland The Little Ball That Could Not Bounce D1 Topeka


Inspiration

31 entries

Judge:
Susan Marchant
, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, former Kansas Center for the Book director

1

Ursula Turner

My Parents, My Heroes

D3

Coffeyville

2

Vicki Julian

An Unexpected Answer

D2

Lawrence

3

Judie R. Miller

Standing At Attention

D1

Topeka


First Five Pages of a Book

28 entries

Judge:
Dan Hochman,
K.S. Publishing and Claflin Books and Copies, Manhattan

1

Duane Johnson

Dancing With Hawk

D1

Topeka

2

Michael Jamison

Kinizi, Kinizi

D1

Topeka

3

Joann Williams

Memoirs of the Dysfunctional

D2

Princeton

HM

L. Kathleen Nelzen

Murder A Capella

D5

Newton

HM

Karen Epp

Corn Rose

D5

Newton


Theme:
"Writing Is a Capital Idea!"
21 entries
Judge:
Margy Stewart, PhD.,
English Department, Washburn University
1 James D. Yoder Foot in the Turle's Mouth D5 Hesston
2 Joann Williams Capital Gains D2 Princeton
3 Ursula Turner A World Without In Wirtten Word D3 Coffeyville
HM Sam Pierson Kansas D2 Lebo
HM Robert M. Conley Aiming for Polaris D1 Topeka
HM Vicki Julian You Say Tomato, I Say To-Mah-Toe D2 Lawrence
HM Trudy McFarland Letter to Loved Ones Back East D1 Topeka
HM Barbara Brady Writing Is a Capitol Idea D1 Topeka

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