2009 Contest Master Page

White County Creative Writers offers fourteen contests in conjunction with our 14th annual writers’ conference. You do NOT have to attend the conference to enter. We extend a heartfelt “thank you” to all the sponsors that make these contests possible. Please give them your support.

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2009 CONTESTS –

1. WCCW Award – Children’s Story (writer specifies age group) 1500 words maximum – Sponsored by White County Creative Writers .

2. RobertsFamilyArk – Short story, fantasy 2000 words maximum Sponsored by the Roberts Family

3. Love Bytes Award – Love Poem, any form – 50 lines maximum Sponsor: Glassworks Ink (link)

4. New Idea Award Short Story, humorous – write about three ladies who steal a painting. 1500 words maximum Sponsor: Jean Gipson

5. Tumbleweed Award Western Novel – Three chapters, synopsis, and query letter Sponsor: Dusty Richards

6. Family Matters Award – Essay on a person in your family of significance to you. 2000 words maximum Sponsor: Debra Middleton

7. The Penpoint Group Award Short Story, Mystery 2,500 words maximum Sponsor: The Penpoint Group

8. Central Arkansas Writers Award Essay: Cause and Effect Write about decisions and events that have changed your life. 800 words maximum Sponsor: Central Arkansas Writers

9. The Ozarks Mountaineer Award – Short Memoir, to be considered for publication 2500 words maximum Sponsor: The Ozarks Mountaineer Dr. Fred Pfister, Editor (www.ozarksmountaineer.com for guidelines)

10. New Writer Contest – Personal essay by someone who has never won money in a contest 1000 words maximum Sponsor: Dorothy Hatfield

11. Bob Jones and Faye Williams Jones Poetry Award Free Verse, any subject 40 lines maximum Sponsor: Bob Jones and Faye Williams Jones

12. Word Weaving Short Story, no horror or erotica Must include these four words: Kestrel, Molasses, Squid, Wink – 1500 words maximum Sponsor: Fiction Writers of Central Arkansas

13. HPMEC Award Short Story Short Story – Sharing a train ride with Ernest Hemingway 3000 words maximum Sponsor: Hemingway-Pfeiffer Creative Writers’ Retreat (link)

14. LovePat Award Personal Essay – Subject: How I, A Writer, Use What I Read – The subject may be used as title or subtitle. 1000 words maximum Sponsor: Pat Laster

14. LovePat Award Personal Essay Subject: How I, A Writer, Use What I Read The subject may be used as title or subtitle 1000 words maximum Sponsor: Pat Laster

2009 Contest Regulations
Noncompliance with any regulation will result in a disqualified entry

1. Registration to attend conference does not include contest fees. You do NOT have to attend the conference to enter. Contest fees of $5 for first entry and $3 for each entry thereafter must be mailed on or before July 24, 2009. Total your entry fees and make one check payable to White County Creative Writers. No fees returned.

2. Deadline for postmarking contest entries is July 24, 2009. WCCW is not responsible for manuscripts lost, delayed, or received too late for judging. Do not send SASE: No entries will be returned. Entries will be destroyed two weeks after conference.

3. Only one typed, unpublished manuscript may be entered in each contest. Double-space prose; double- or single- space poetry. Use standard manuscript form ( click here)

4. No entry may be entered in more than one contest. No one may enter the contest for which he or she serves as sponsor, chairman, or judge. An entry that won first place last year may not be entered in the same contest if this year’s contest is identical to last year’s.

5. Put CONTEST NUMBER and NAME OF AWARD in upper left corner of each manuscript (entry). Do NOT put your name on the manuscript. Attach a cover sheet to each manuscript with – a) number and name of contest, b) title of entry, c) first line of entry, d) your name, mailing address, and phone number. Include your e-mail address if you wish.

7. Prizes: 1ST PLACE – $25.00, 2ND PLACE – $15.00, 3RD PLACE – $10.00. Certificates, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Honorable Mention. Number of Awards for each contest will be determined by judges.

Winners not attending will be notified by mail the week after the conference.
for questions about contests or regulations, call (501) 882-7132 or e-mail dothatfield@sbcglobal.net

 

2009 Contest Winners

2009 Contest Winners

White County Creative Writers offered fourteen contests in conjunction with our 14th annual writers’ conference. Entrants were from all points in the United States, truly making this a National event. You did not have to attend to enter, and winners not in attendance were notified the week after the conference. We extend a heartfelt “thank you” to all the sponsors that make these contests possible. Please give them your support.

2009 CONTESTS –

1. WCCW Award – Children’s Story (writer specifies age group) Sponsored by White County Creative Writers .
1st place – Cathy C. Hall, Lilburn, GA The Problem With S.H.E.
2nd place – Cheri Lynn Quattrochi, Cherokee Village, AR Santa and the Over-the-Hill Team
3rd place – Gary R. Hoffman, Okeechobee, FL Walter the White-Tail Squirrel
1HM – Malu Graham, Memphis, TN Sandy’s Sacred Tree
2HM – Doyle Suit, St. Charles, MO Cute Little Pigs
3HM – Sara Gipson, North Little Rock, AR Theo’s Christmas Peach

2. RobertsFamilyArk – Short story, fantasy Sponsored by the Roberts Family
1st place – Cheri Lynn Quattrochi, Cherokee Village, AR Flash Fiction
2nd place – Del Garrett, Jacksonville, AR Rosaleen
3rd Place – Gray R. Hoffman, Okeechobee, FL For the Love of Kristen
1HM – Lorna Stone, Conway, AR The Eyes Have it
2HM – Tom Howard, Little Rock, AR The Body Shop
3HM – Peggy Sanders, Searcy, AR Tale from the Land of Woe: A Fancy Fable for the 21st Century

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3. Love Bytes Award – Love Poem, any form Sponsor: Glassworks Ink
1st place – Faye Williams Jones, North little rock, AR When Mother Sipped Tea
1nd Place – Jim Barton, Huttig, AR Kimono Moon
3rd Place – Peggy Sanders, Searcy, AR Millie
1HM Sally Clark, Fredericksburg, TX Spirit Lake, Iowa
2HM – Lori Becherer, Millstadt, IL Love on a Field Road
3HM – Candy Meier, Des Moines, IA The Glory of Hades

4. New Idea Award Short Story, humorous – three ladies who steal a painting. Sponsor: Jean Gipson
1st place – Cheri lynn Quattrochi, Cherokee Village, AR The Three Kluges
2nd Place – Del Garrett, Jacksonville, AR The Girl in the Bath
3rd place – Janice K. Anderson, Pocatello, ID Sawyer County Sewing Sisters: An Unforgiven Loan
1HM – C.J.Clark, hardy, AR Truth or Consequnces
2HM – Gary R. Hoffman, Okeechobee, FL OOPS

5. Tumbleweed Award Western Novel – Sponsor: Dusty Richards
1st place – Sara Gipson, North Little Rock, AR The Trouble With Truth
2nd place – Arline Chandler, Heber Springs, AR Lessons from Two Grandfathers
3rd place – Duke Pennell, Fayetteville, AR Spirit on the Mountain
1HM – Jim Barton, Huttig, AR Riding the Gourmet Trail

6. Family Matters Award – Essay on a person in your family of significance to you. Sponsor: Debra Middleton
1st place – Helen Dacus, Searcy, AR Aunt Betty’s Cure
2nd place – Patricia A. Oplinger, Cherokee Village, AR Paula and Jesse
3rd place – Janice K. Anderson, Pocatello, ID Everyone’s ‘Uncle Pete’
1HM – Rosemary Webb, Fort Smith, AR Life Around Me
2HM – Jim Barton, Huttig, AR Max Barton and the Great Paris(TX) Fire of 1916
3HM – Cheri Lynn Quattrochi, Cherokee Village, Ar My Swingin’ Grannie

7. The Penpoint Group Award Short Story, Mystery Sponsor: The Penpoint Group
1st place – Cathy C. Hall, Lilburn, GA Like a Pirate
2nd place – Jim Barton, Huttig, AR Rose’s Garden
3rd place – Madelyn F. Young, Hot Springs Village, AR Death Comes Walking
1HM – Fay Risner, Keystone, IA The Answering Machine Knew
2HM – Steve Whisnant, Little Rock, AR Buried in the Paper
3HM – Gary R. Hoffman, Okeechobee, FL A Few Sheckles

8. Central Arkansas Writers Award Essay: Cause and Effect Write about decisions and events that have changed your life. Sponsor: Central Arkansas Writers
1st place – Catherine Moran, Little Rock, AR A Dissertation on Convent Life
2nd place – Ellen E. Withers, Conway, AR The Courage of Dr. Brown
3rd place – Madelyn F. Young, Hot Springs Village, AR Borderline
1HM – Thelma Zirkelbach, Houston, TX Do It Yourself, Mom
2HM – Rita Dortch, Rector, AR Decisions, Decisions
3HM – C. Allan Butkus, Ash Flat, AR The Night I Became aThief

9. The Ozarks Mountaineer Award – Short Memoir, to be considered for publication Sponsor: The Ozarks Mountaineer Dr. Fred Pfister, Editor (www.ozarksmountaineer.com for guidelines)
1st place – Arline Chandler, Heber Springs, AR An Ozark Girl Turned Motorhome Lady
2nd place – Nancy Peacock, Ft. Smith, AR Sugar Creek
3rd place – Christine Henderson, Searcy, AR Tommy
1HM Lee Ann Russell, Springfield, MO Growin’ Up
2HM Gary R Hoffman, Okeechobee, FL Mr. Ozarks -Townsend Godsey
3HM – Doyle Suit, St. Charles, MO When Guns Weren’t Sinister

10. New Writer Contest – Personal essay by someone who has never won money in a contest Sponsor: Dorothy Hatfield
1st place – Mary Lou Moran, Hot Springs Village, AR Laura
2nd place – Amy Gray Light, Bigelow, AR Dark Victory
3rd place – Randy Kerr, North Little Rock, AR A Way Out
1HM – Janice K. Anderson, Pocatello, ID Janice K. Anderson
2HM – Helen Dacus, Searcy, AR Euniry
3HM – Avenell Peppers, Searcy, AR The Little Boy

11. Bob Jones and Faye Williams Jones Poetry Award Free Verse, any subject Sponsor: Bob Jones and Faye Williams Jones
1st place – Candy Meier, Des Moines, IA Lavender Sprays
2nd place – Sara Gipson, North Little Rock, AR A Carnival Ride
3rd place – Catherine Moran, Little Rock, AR A Few Words About Babel
1HM – Debbie Lincoln, Little Rock, AR Hidden
2HM – Peggy Sanders, Searcy, AR A Final Winter
3HM – Cathy C. Hall, Lilburn, GA Confession

12. Word Weaving Short Story, no horror or erotica Must include these four words: Kestrel, Molasses, Squid, Wink Sponsor: Fiction Writers of Central Arkansas
1st place – Peggy Sanders, Searcy, AR Vine Ripe Tomatoes
2nd place – Cheryl Johnson , Benton, AR Miss Chance
3rd place – Mary Chandler, Reno, NV The Puppeteer
1HM – C.J.Clark, Hardy, AR The Fourth of July

13. HPMEC Award Short Story Short Story – Sharing a train ride with Ernest Hemingway Sponsor: Hemingway-Pfeiffer Creative Writers’ Retreat (link)
1st place – Pat Laster, Benton, AR A Face in the Crowd
2nd place – Sara Gipson, North Little Rock, AR An Encounter With Ernest
3rd place – C.J.Clark, Hardy, AR Cojones
1HM – Doris Owen Ward, Haines, Alaska Sharing a Ride With Ernest Hemingway
2HM – Gary R. Hoffman, Okeechobe, FL Flagler to Key West
3HM – Steve Whisnant, Little Rock, AR Alpine Limbo

14. LovePat Award Personal Essay – Subject: How I, A Writer, Use What I Read – The subject may be used as title or subtitle. Sponsor: Pat Laster
1st place – Jim Barton, Huttig, AR Multi-Tasking Research: How I, aWriter, Use What I Read
2nd place – Faye Williams Jones, North Little Rock, AR Other People’s Words: How I, A Writer, Use What I Read
3rd place – Cheri Lynn Quattrochi, Cherokee Village, AR Let Me Count the Ways
1HM – Steve Whisnant, Little Rock, AR Reader’s Choice
2HM – arline Chandler, Heber Springs, AR Confessions of a Clipper
3HM – Catherine Moran, Little Rock, AR Noticing, Balancing, and Stealing the Techniques

14. LovePat Award Personal Essay Subject: How I, A Writer, Use What I Read The subject may be used as title or subtitle 1000 words maximum Sponsor: Pat Laster