16th Annual Short Story Contest Winners Announced
Annual Short Story Contest Celebrates its "Sweet Sixteen"
For the most recent winners of VCWC's annual short story contest, the 16th year was definitely sweet. On January 12, 2016, the winners were announced and honored, with family and guests in attendance. Those who placed in the contest read their stories, and honorable mentions gave visitors a taste of their stories. And what birthday party would be complete without cake?
The winners are:
Youth: The New Generation by Noah Sletten
First Place: Coming Clean by Lee Wade
Second Place: Beyond Measure by Karen Gorback
Third Place: Slaying Dragons by Barbara Piszczek
Stuck Together by Louisa Angeli
The Mother Lode by David Panaro
Going Home by Glenn Rowe
Sound and Motion, Motion and Sound by William Stermer
Contest chair Shelba Cole-Robison emceed the evening, assisted in the certificate presentations by President Rhonda Noda. Cole-Robison announced that after three years of chairing the Short Story and Poetry Contests, she would be stepping down at the end of this year's Poetry Contest. Thank you, Shelba, for all your hard work!