Winners announced for 25th Annual National Capital Writing Contest
Perth writer Ken McBeath won the short story category and Joan McKay of Ottawa, the poetry category in this year’s National Capital Writing Contest.
The awards were presented May 8th at an event at the Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library.
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, Ulster Crescent, Ottawa – In the Middle of this Century (Dust Covered), and Luminita Suse, Gloucester – Mammogram.
The Short Story winners were:
First Place: Ken McBeath, Perth – Walking the Tunnel.
Second Place: Karen Massey, Glenora Street, Ottawa – Tar Man.
Third Place: James Hooper, Dorion Ave., Ottawa – The Shifting Sands.
Honorable mentions: Dick Bourgeois-Doyle, Felicity Crescent, Ottawa – Sylvain et Les Senateurs; Roberta Jones, Rockhurst Road, Ottawa – The Stringhouse; André Narbonne, Stewart Street, Ottawa – My mother is in shadow at the top of the stairs, and Miriam Sciala, Lanark – Music Mag.