Winners announced for 25th Annual National Capital Writing Contest 2012

by Luminita Suse

The awards were presented May 8 at the Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library. The Canadian Authors Association-National Capital Region sponsored first prize, The Citizen sponsored second prize, and Collected Works Bookstore and Coffeebar, the third.

This year’s Poetry category winners were:

First Place: Joan McKay, Ulster Crescent, Ottawa — In the Beginning
Second Place: Maureen Korp, King Edward Ave., Ottawa — Friday Afternoon
Third Place: Carol Stephen, Carleton Place — Walking in Thomson’s Red Sumac

Honorable mentions:
Alison Griffith, Nepean — A Writer’s Page
Joan McKay, Ottawa — In the Middle of this Century (Dust Covered)
Luminita Suse, Gloucester — Mammogram.

Short Story winners were:

First Place: Ken McBeath, Perth — Walking the Tunnel
Second Place: Karen Massey, Ottawa — Tar Man
Third Place: James Hooper, Ottawa — The Shifting Sands

Honorable mentions:
Dick Bourgeois-Doyle, Ottawa — Sylvain et Les Senateurs
Roberta Jones, Ottawa — The Stringhouse
André Narbonne, Ottawa — My mother is in shadow at the top of the stairs
Miriam Sciala, Lanark — Music Mag

More details:
Ottawa Citizen

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