Winnipeg Free Press/Writers’ Collective 2012 Non-Fiction and Poetry Writing Contest Results

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 non-fiction and poetry writing contest. This year’s entrants followed the theme: “A wild ride.”

Non-Fiction Awards
First Place – The Deal by H.L Edwards. Prize: $500
Second Place – Smoke Break by Robert King. Prize: $300
Third Place – Adventures with Ludwig Van by Debbie Strange. Prize: $100
Honourable Mention – A Wild Ride by Elenore Wieler
Honourable Mention – The Ice Jumpers by Robert Wood
Honourable Mention – Wilderness by Richard Hurst

Poetry Awards
First Place – “Tis the Season to Better Watch Out” by Jocelyn Boileau. Prize: $150
Second Place – “Reisegern” by Paul Friesen. Prize: $100
Third Place – “When I’m With You” by Andrea Mudge. Prize: $50
Honourable Mention – “Dark Ride” by Jocelyn Boileau

In addition to the cash prizes, all winning entries will be published in Collective Consciousness Magazine and the Winnipeg Free Press. Look for the winning stories and poems in the Free Press starting December 24.

Our thanks to: Gerald Flood and the Winnipeg Free Press; judges Gerald Flood, Shereen Ramprashad and Allison Norris; event reader Tracy Whalen; the Winnipeg Public Library; Manitoba Culture, Heritage and Tourism; and The Manitoba Arts Council.

Update: Read Gerald’s thoughts on the 2012 non-fiction contest and find links to some of the winning stories.

Hilary Friesen

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5 Responses to “Winnipeg Free Press/Writers’ Collective 2012 Non-Fiction and Poetry Writing Contest Results”

  1. Andrea mudge says:

    If possible can anyone let me know what day I should look at the paper for publishing ?

  2. Hilary Friesen says:

    Hi Andrea,
    I believe the winning entries were published the week of Christmas Eve.

  3. andrea says:

    i was wondering if you are able to send me the link to the Winnipeg Free Press publication

  4. Hilary says:

    Gerald’s column about the contest and links to the winning stories is here:

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