Hooray and Hallelujah! It’s time to celebrate!
I rarely use exclamation marks, but today I believe it’s justified. The Connecticut Press Club published its list of winners in their 2021 Awards contest, and many of my friends and Rendezvous members are on it. Some won in multiple categories which tells me that it pays to submit! Between us, we garnered sixteen awards and eight honorable mentions. We are a great group of writers!
Lauren Busser – was awarded first place (short story) and second place (an article in the arts and entertainment category), third place (personality profile), and an honorable mention for a personal essay.
Megan Smith-Harris won first prize for a specialty article on style, and three honorable mentions for articles on physical health, social issues, and a personality profile.
Marla Sterling won first place for an essay in a book (Chicken Soup for the Soul), and second and third places for two poems.
Aline Weiler won first place for a feature article and second place in the personal essay category.
Amy Oestreicher – first place, specialty articles art/entertainment.
Prudence Lev came first in the specialty articles about the environment category.
Marlou Newkirk came third in the personal essay category.
Sarah Galluzzo received honorable mentions for a personal essay and another on the environment.
Mitzy Sky received an honorable mention for her review of Soul to Soul.
Laurie Newkirk‘s personality profile got an honorable mention.
Oh – and I came third in the not-for-profit blog category with this blog.
It pays to submit, folks! I expect all my Connecticut readers to submit something next year. And if you live elsewhere, find your state’s equivalent. You never know…