Friday, April 19, 2013


The winners of the 24th Kansas Voices Contest have been announced, and they are -- drumroll --

Adult Short Story: First place, Teri Stettnisch, Overland Park, with Countdown; Honorable Mention, Grace Becker, Newton, with A Basket of Stories, and Teri Stettnisch, Overland Park, with Loose Ends.

Adult Poetry: First place, Graham Barnes, Topeka, with Something for Nothing; Honorable Mention, Graham Barnes, Topeka, with Life Drawing and A Question of Timing.

Youth Short Story: First place, Braylea King, Winfield, with Mod; Honorable Mention, Madeline Boles, Independence, with What Happens, Zack Anderson, Lindsborg, with Goldilark and the Three Owls.

Youth Poetry: First place, Tanner Boyle, Winfield, with Found Drama; Honorable Mention, Caroline Erickson, Wichita, with Winter Burial.

Awards will be presented at 7 pm on Saturday, May 4, during and Awards Dinner at Baden Square, 700 Gary, Winfield.

Judges were Stephen Meats for poetry, and Dennis Etzel for prose.

Sponsors are the Winfield Daily Courier, Cowley College, CornerBank, Winfield Consumer Products, GE Engine Services, Southwestern College, Bob and Nancy Love of Wichita, with underwriting by the Winfield Convention and Tourism Bureau.

For information call 620-221-2161.

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