The results are in, and the winners of the Askew’s Foods’ Word on the Lake Writing Contest are as follows:
For poetry: Caroline Miege from Tappen, placed first. Patricia Smekal from Nanoose Bay, received an Honourable Mention.
For fiction: Katie Marti from Revelstoke, placed first. Shawn L. Bird from Salmon Arm BC received an Honourable Mention.
For Non-Fiction: Cathy MacLean from Gibsons, placed first. Barclay Alldred from Salmon Arm received an honourable mention.
In the Writing for Young People category: Katie Marti from Revelstoke, placed first and Ellen G. Davies from Nanaimo, received an Honourable Mention.
First-place winners win a cash prize of $150 plus a full Word on the Lake Writers’ Festival package. The honourable mention winners receive a cash prize of $50 plus a ticket to the Saturday Night Gala Banquet where the awards will be presented.
The Askew’s Foods’ Writing Contest is part of the Word on the Lake Writers’ Festival at the Prestige Harbourfront Resort and Okanagan College, May 15 to 17. Conference packages are still available.
There are two public events. On Friday, May 15 there is a coffee house and on Saturday, May 16 is the Gala Banquet.
For more information, please check out wordonthelakewritersfestival.com.
The Shuswap Association of Writers would like to thank our judges Jodie Renner, Deanna Kawatski, Duncan Lowe, Peter Budda and Shelley Corbin. We also thank all the contestants who contributed to the writing contest and, of course, to our wonderful sponsor, Askew’s Foods.