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2010 Contest Winners

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White County Creative Writers offered sixteen contests in conjunction with our 15th Annual Writers' Conference.  We extend a heartfelt "thank you" to all the sponsors that made these contests possible.  Please give them your support.

2010 CONTESTS -

1. WCCW Award – Children’s Story Sponsored by White County Creative Writers
1st Place - "AnnaLucinda's Big Word" by Rhonda Roberts, Searcy, AR
2nd Place - " The Basket Weaver" by Mary Chandler, Reno, NV
3rd Place - " Flowers for Grandpa" by Arline Chandler, Heber Springs, AR
1st HM - "Leapin' Lena" by Ellraine Lockie, Sunnyvale, CA
2nd HM - " Tickle the Clouds" by Cindy Meyer, Conway, AR
3rd HM - "The Rockpoint Gang" by Earl Belcher, Cave City, AR

2. FWCA Award – Short Story, fiction Sponsored by Fiction Writers of Central Arkansas
1st Place - " A Place for Jenny" by Mary Chandler, Reno, NV
2nd Place - " Katya's Thief" by Neal Huffaker, Norman, OK
3rd Place - "Imagine That" by Mary Lou Moran, Hot Springs Village, AR
1stHM - "Another Day at Work" by Jerry Davis, Hot Springs Village, AR
2ndHM - "Bragging Rite" by Rhonda Roberts, Searcy, AR
3rd HM - "Visitor Times Two" by Fay Risner, Keystone, IA

3. A Little Romance
– Short Story, Fiction  Sponsored by The PenPoint Group
1st Place - "Carousel Romance" by Mary Chandler, Reno, NV
2nd Place - "Toad in the Tub" by Jeannene Walker, Vilonia, AR
3rd Place - "Soldier Boy" by Jim Barton, Huttig, AR
1stHM - "The Gamble" by Cheri Lynn Quattrochi, Cherokee Village, AR
2nd HM - "Two for the Money" by Gary Hoffman, Okeechobee, FL
3rdHM - "The Awakening" by Jerry Davis, Hot Springs Village, AR

4. Central Arkansas Writers Award – Essay on “The Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me” –   Sponsored by Central Arkansas Writers
1st Place - "A Wonderful Moment of Weakness" by Jim Barton, Huttig, AR
2nd Place - "Look at That!" by Nancy Peacock, Fort Smith, AR
3rd Place - "The Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me" by Earl Belcher, Cave City, AR
1stHM - ""The Student-Teaching Gods" by Gary R. Hoffman, Okeechobee, FL
2nd HM - "The Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me" by Cheri Lynn Quattrochi, Cherokee Village, AR
3rdHM - "Cure for Hoof-in-Mouth: Lesson Learned the Hard Way" by Nancy K. Foris, Hot Springs Village, AR

5. Bob and Fay Williams Jones Award – Poetry, Free verse  Sponsored by Bob and Fay Williams Jones
1st Place -  "Absurd Denial" by Nancy K. Foris, Hot Springs Village, AR
2nd Place - "Ruby May" by Peggy Sanders, Searcy, AR
3rd Place - "The Tarantella" by Mary Sangster, Ft. Smith, AR
1stHM - "My Crazy Sister" by Sally Clark, Fredricksburg, TX
2ndHM - "The Last Punctuation Mark" by Catherine Moran, Little Rock, AR
3rdHM - "Wide Load" by Christine Henderson, Searcy, AR
 

6. Westward Ho! Award – Three Chapters of a Western Novel  Sponsored by Dusty Richards
1st Place - "Meandering" by Steve Whisnant, Little Rock, AR
2nd Place - "Valley of Shadows" by Larry Elliott, Mayflower, AR
3rd Place - "Death  Comes Quickly" by Del Garrett, Jacksonville, AR
NO HM's Awarded

7. LovePat Award – Poetry, a Cinquain Sequence  Sponsored by Pat Laster
1st Place - "Ouachita Nights: Frogging" by Jim Barton, Huttig, AR
2nd Place - "Good Riddance" by Neal Huffaker, Norman, OK
3rd Place - "Grief" by Nathan Roberts, Harding University, Searcy, AR
1stHM - "Childhood Magic" by Cheri Lynn Quattrochi, Cherokee Village, AR
2nd HM - "Rocking" by Sara Gipson, Scott, AR
No 3rdHM

8. Baker-Nichols Award – Short Story, Fiction  Sponsored by Freeda Baker Nichols
1st Place - "Toward the End of the Day" by Rhonda Roberts, Searcy, AR
2nd Place - "Remembering Amos" by Peggy Sanders, Searcy, AR
3rd Place - "First Step" by Mary Lou Moran, Hot Springs Village, AR
1stHM - "Crime Spree" by Christine Henderson, Searcy, AR
2ndHM - "Branches in Time" by Steve Whisnant, Little Rock, AR
3rdHM - "Please" by Laura Loomis, Pittsburg, CA

9. Four Leaf Clover Award – Romance involving a boy and girl leprechaun Sponsored by Del Garrett.
1st Place - "Treasure of the Heart" by Cheri Lynn Quattrochi, Cherokee Village, AR
2nd Place - "Beag Love" by Patricia Figliolo, Jacksonville, AR
3rd Place - "To Woo a Leprechaun" by Nancy Peacock, Ft. Smith, AR
1stHM - "Leprechaun Luck" by Marcia Greathouse, Hot Springs Village, AR
2ndHM - "Naught but Wee Troubles" by Peggy Sanders, Searcy, AR
3rdHM - "Toward Tomorrow" byRhonda Roberts, Searcy, AR

10. First Chapter – First Chapter of a romance  Sponsored by Shannon Vannatter
1st Place - "In His Heart, A Meloday" by Cheri Lynn Quattrochi, Cherokee Village, AR
2nd Place - "The Las Vegas Gamble" by Sarah Gipson, Scott, AR
3rd Place - "Sterling" by Lisa Collins, RoseBud, AR
1stHM - "Getting to Know You" by Michael Livingston, Horseshoe Bend, AR
2nd HM - "Sunflowers and Soul Mates" by Patsy Pipkin, Searcy, AR
3rdHM - "To Win a Texan's Heart" by Jeannene Walker, Vilonia, AR
 
11. RobertsFamilyArk Award – (non-fiction) Science or Math Article for Young Readers  Sponsored by Rhonda Roberts
1st Place - "So Where Did Pluto Go" by Jim Barton, Huttig, AR
2nd Place - "Water Music" by Madelyn F. Young, Hot springs Village, AR
3rd Place - "The Life Saver" by Amanda Wright, Little Rock, AR
1stHM - "The Garbage Shrinkers" by Jan Sherbin, Cincinnati, OH
2ndHM - "The Geologic Time Factor" by Earl Belcher, Cave City, AR
No 3rdHM Awarded

12. Arkansas Seasons Award – Essay on a season of the year or a season in your life. Sponsored by Peggy Sanders
1st Place - "Almost Paradise" by Christine Henderson, Searcy, AR
2nd Place - "Springtime and Keith" by Mary Chandler, Reno, NV
3rd Place - "Just (almost) Like the Ones I Used to Know" by Jim Barton, Huttig, AR
1stHM - "Highland Street Summer" by Linda Hamon, Hot Springs village, AR
2ndHm - "An Angel Called" by Earl Belcher, Cave City, AR
3rdHM - "Winter Love" by Cindy Meyer, Conway, AR

13. Family Matters – Essay about someone in your family  Sponsored by Debra Middleton
1st Place - "The Teacher Learns Lessons" - by Catherin Moran, Little Rock, AR
2nd Place - "Grandma" by Marcia Greathouse, Hot Springs Village, AR
3rd Place - "Glimpses of Eternity" by Mary Chandler, Reno, NV
1stHM - "The Rocking Chair Incident" by Helen Dacus, Searcy, AR
2ndHM - "My Swinging Grannie" by Cheri Lynn Quattrochi, Cherokee Village, AR
3rdHM - "The Chef" by Mary Lou Moran, Hot Springs Village, AR

14.  CMH Award – Inspirational Essay  Sponsored by CLAYTON MOBILE HOMES
1st Place - "The Color of Courage" by Cheri Lynn Quattrochi, Cherokee Village, AR
2nd Place - "A Few Simple Words" by Cindy Meyer, Conway, AR
3rd Place - "My Life With a Loving Atheist" by Madelyn F. Young
1stHM - "Hidden Value" by Jim Barton, Huttig, AR
2ndHM - "Unbroken Promises" by Misty Holland, Heber Springs, AR
3rdHM - "Spoiled Grumpy People" by Steve Whisnant, Little Rock, AR

15.   From Another Realm Award – 
First 12 pages of Fantasy Novel   Sponsored by Carol Hodges
1st Place - "Remember the Little Ones" by Rob Thornton, Hermitage, AR
2nd Place - "Badningo - A World Away" by James Eades, North Little Rock, AR
3rd Place - "Troubles with Teleports" by Jerry Davis, Hot Springs Village, AR
1stHM - "By Book and Blade" by Ryan Hoyle, Searcy, AR
2nd HM - "The Kurlian War" by Del Garrett, Jacksonville, AR
No 3rdHM Awarded

16.  Glassworks Award – Narrative poem, rhymed  Sponsored by Glassworks Ink.
1st Place - "The Eyes of Anastasia" by Jim Barton, Huttig, AR
2nd Place -"Mending Fence in Arizona" by Peggy Sanders, Searcy, AR
3rd Place - "Katoonyan Reunion" by Pat Laster, Benton
1stHM - "Rosalees Engagement" by Sara Gipson, Scott, AR
2ndHM - "A Railroad Tale" by Catherine Moran, Little Rock, AR
3rdHM - "Pea Ridge - Arkansas Civil War Battle" by John Achor, Hot Springs Village, AR

White County Creative Writers - P.O.Box 9122-Searcy, AR 72145