Sunday, March 4, 2012

First Annual BOB Contest Winners!

The 20th Annual Writers Conference hosted by American Night Writers Association, Inc. (ANWA) had a number of wonderful innovations, but one of them impacted the lives of the writers listed below in a different way. They were all winners in the First Annual BOB Contest.

What does BOB stand for? That's Beginning of Book, or the first 500 words of a book-length work in the seven categories below. Entries were each evaluated for quality against a list of fiction techniques by three judges, and the results were derived according to points received. Each contestant received scoring sheets from the judges. The entry with the highest point total received the Grand Prize, a Kindle e-reader.

Over sixty entries were turned in for the contest, and the results were announced at the Luncheon on Saturday, February 25th. Congratulations!

ROMANCE
1st Prize: (TIE)
Tina Scott, FAREWELL, MY DENMARK
Tiffany Brown, APRIL JUNE MARCH
2nd Prize: Debra Erfert, BUCKET LIST OF HOPE
3rd Prize: Debra Erfert, CHANGES

WOMENS/GENERAL FICTION
1st Prize: Theresa Sneed, ESCAPE
2nd Prize: Chava Cannon, THE BEGINNING
3rd Prize: Tanya Parker Mills, LAPS

CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOK
1st Prize: Jan Martin, MISS MOUSIE AND MRS. McGREGGOR'S CLOSET
2nd Prize: Britney Gulbrandsen, I’M AWESOME
3rd Prize: Kathy Atwood, MAYBE IT’S A ZEBRA

HISTORICAL FICTION
1st Prize: Susan Aylworth, ALL THAT GLITTERS
2nd Prize: Della May Olson, TANGLE CREEK
3rd Prize: (3-WAY TIE)
Diane Post, BLOOD AND HONOR: A MOTHER'S HERITAGE, A DAUGHTER'S REVENGE
Peggy Shumway, WHEN STRANGERS CALL
David Haynes, THE LEGEND OF GEORGE STAPLES, BOY AMONG THE SIOUX

NONFICTION/MEMOIR
1st Prize: Ramona Zabriskie, WIFE FOR LIFE: THE POWER TO SUCCEED IN MARRIAGE
2nd Prize: Heather Hunter, STEALING ASHES (MEMOIR)
3rd Prize:  (TIE)
Stacy Whittemore, IT DIDN'T COME WITH INSTRUCTIONS
Christi Hibbert, THIS IS HOW WE GROW: Insights on losing, living, and loving from the psychologist, the mom, and me

YOUNG ADULT FICTION
1st Prize: Megan Oliphant, FAIRY GODFATHER
2nd Prize: Tanya Parker Mills, THE SCHOOL OF GUARDIANS (Mid)
3rd Prize: DeAnn Huff, MASTER OF EMOTION

SPECULATIVE FICTION (SCI FI/FANTASY, ETC.)
1st Prize: Peggy Urry, PROVIDENCE
2nd Prize: Jennifer Griffith, PANDORA
3rd Prize: Kristy Carlton, MEMORY CATCHER

GRAND PRIZE WINNER
Bonnie Harris, ENCODED SECRETS (YA)

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations to all of you! Good job! hugs~

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