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Winners of Southern Breeze Writing and Illustrating Contest

Heather Kolich

Heather Kolich

Winners of the 2008 Southern Breeze Writing and Illustrating Contest were announced at the fall conference. I took photographs of the winners who were present. Here is Heather Kolich, the coordinator of the writing portion of the contest cheering for a winner. Donna Bowman and Jo Kittinger, the Southern Breeze RAs, are standing in the background.

Nathaniel Lachenmeyer and Ashley Parsons

Nathaniel Lachenmeyer and Ashley Parsons

Illustrated Books
1st place – Nathaniel Lachenmeyer for Edison’s Newest Invention
2nd place – Lisa Lowe Stauffer for Moose Weather
3rd place – Ashley Parsons for Coyotes in Central Park

Melissa Thomas-Dubois and Jennifer Kramer

Melissa Thomas-Dubois and Jennifer Kramer

Nonfiction Books
1st place – Melissa Thomas-Dubois for Alice Thunders Down the Road
2nd place – Toni Rhodes for The Video Game Industry – the People Who Made It Happen
3rd place – Jennifer Kramer for This is Our Flag, Old Glory

Lauren Hopkins Karcz and Kara Bietz

Lauren Hopkins Karcz and Kara Bietz

MG/YA Novels
1st place – Lauren Hopkins Karcz for The Center of Gravity
2nd place – Vicky Alvear Shecter for Cleopatra’s Moon
3rd place – Kara Bietz for The Fourteenth Day

Tina Bilbrey

Tina Bilbrey

Tina Bilbrey coordinated the illustration part of the contest. Here she is announcing the winners. The contest has grown steadiily in three years and at least two winners signed book contracts on winning manuscripts. Here’s hoping we’ll have similar good news this year.

Anthony Van Arsdale and Liz Conrad

Anthony Van Arsdale and Liz Conrad

1st place – Anthony Van Arsdale for “PJ slid into Mary Beth, and what
a mess he made.”
2nd place – Liz Conrad for “PJ slid into a snowbank.”
3rd place – Ly Bolia for “PJ slid into a time gate.”