Poetry Contest Winners

Congratulations to all writers who entered! 

Art Affair's poetry contest is open to any writer. Poems may be any style, any subject, and no more than 60 lines in length. Enter your own original work only. Please do not include an SASE; entries will not be returned.

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Art Affair 2016 Poetry Winners

  • First Place – Catherine Moran, Little Rock, Arkansas - "Those Parting Comments”
  • Second Place – Catherine Moran, Little Rock, Arkansas - "Toast to the Scribes”
  • Third Place – Sally Clark, Fredericksburg, Texas - "Crop Rotation”

Honorable Mentions – in alphabetical order

  • Honorable Mention - Dale J. Bilek, Burbank, California - "Blues for a Black and White Dog"
  • Honorable Mention – Dale J. Bilek, Burbank, California – “Along the Trail – A Ballad in Black & White”

  • Honorable Mention – Von S. Bourland, Happy, Texas – “Llano Estacado”
  • Honorable Mention – Von S. Bourland, Happy, Texas – “Transitions”

  •  Honorable Mention – Sally Clark, Fredericksburg, Texas – “Los Compadres”

  •  Honorable Mention – Catherine Johnson, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – “Senior Moments”

  •  Honorable Mention – Catherine Johnson, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - “Get a Grape”

  •  Honorable Mention – Carol Dee Meeks, Tulsa, Oklahoma – “It Snarls and Snorts then Steps to Music”

  •  Honorable Mention – Carol Dee Meeks, Tulsa, Oklahoma  – “Splendor Is On Its Way Again”

  •  Honorable Mention – Sandy Novotny, Fayetteville, Arkansas – “Secret Knowledge”

  •  Honorable Mention – Michael Edwin Quagliano, Dallas, Texas – “Epiphany”

  •  Honorable Mention – Lorelei Sawtelle, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – “Autumn Haiku”

  •  Honorable Mention – Nick Sweet, Shepherd, Texas – “While She Slept”

  •  Honorable Mention – Nick Sweet, Shepherd, Texas – “Redamancy, If”

  •  Honorable Mention – Nick Sweet, Shepherd, Texas – “Lindsey”

  •  Honorable Mention – Nick Sweet, Shepherd, Texas – “Barbara, Marian, and the Elder”

  •  Honorable Mention – Nick Sweet, Shepherd, Texas – “Garage Band Rehearsal”

  •  Honorable Mention – Nick Sweet, Shepherd, Texas – “Decent/Descent

 

Art Affair 2015 Poetry Winners

  • First Place – Catherine Moran, Little Rock, Arkansas - "When to wait”
  • Second Place – Catherine "Katey" Johnson, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – “Your First Christmas”
  • Third Place (Tie) – Bettye K. Cannizzo, Hartselle, Alabama – “Mama Never Read Kooser”
  • Third Place (Tie) – Mary Ellen Main, Beaver, Oklahoma – “Oklahoma Weather”

Honorable Mentions – in alphabetical order

  • Honorable Mention – Kathy Akins, Holdenville, Oklahoma – “The Bucket”
  • Honorable Mention – Kathy Akins, Holdenville, Oklahoma – “Do You Love Me?”

  • Honorable Mention – Von S. Bourland, Happy, Texas – “Mangrove Haven”

  • Honorable Mention – Bettye K. Cannizzo, Hartselle, Alabama – “At Ninety, I Write to My Fairy Godmother”

  • Honorable Mention – Daniel Edwards, Cypress, Texas – “The Marionette”

  • Honorable Mention – Daniel Edwards, Cypress, Texas  – “My Promise”

  • Honorable Mention – Sara Gipson, Scott, Arkansas  – “Desert Sunset”

  • Honorable Mention – Jerri Hardesty, Brierfield, Alabama – “Repeating Patterns”

  • Honorable Mention – Catherine “Katey” Johnson, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – “Refinement”

  • Honorable Mention – Mary Ellen Main, Beaver, Oklahoma – “Your Answer”

  • Honorable Mention – Margaret O. Malone, Del City, Oklahoma – “Haunted”

  • Honorable Mention – Carol Dee Meeks, Tulsa, Oklahoma – “Glamorous as Camelot”

  • Honorable Mention – Carol Dee Meeks, Tulsa, Oklahoma  – “Grace is Beauty’s Greatest Charm”

  • Honorable Mention – Catherine Moran, Little Rock, Arkansas – “Adding it all up”

  • Honorable Mention – Anna Oberg, Estes Park, Colorado – “Idaho”

  • Honorable Mention – Anna Oberg, Estes Park, Colorado – “Requiem for a Tree”

  • Honorable Mention – Shelley Anne Richter, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – “Iron Spirit”

  • Honorable Mention – Nick Sweet, Shepherd, Texas – “Moore, Oklahoma, 2013”

  • Honorable Mention – Nick Sweet, Shepherd, Texas – “The Cobbler”

  • Honorable Mention – Nick Sweet, Shepherd, Texas – “While She Slept”

 

Art Affair 2014 Poetry Winners

  • First Place – Von S. Bourland, Happy, Texas – “Jazz is Not Meant for the Tone Deaf”
  • Second Place – Anna Oberg, Estes Park, Colorado – “Forest Canyon Overlook”
  • Third Place – Catherine Moran, Little Rock, Arkansas – “Forces at Work”

Honorable Mentions – in alphabetical order

  • Honorable Mention – Karen Kay Bailey, Blanchard, Oklahoma – “Our Common Voice”
  • Honorable Mention – Karen Kay Bailey, Blanchard, Oklahoma – “In Butterfly Time”
  • Honorable Mention – Karen Kay Bailey, Blanchard, Oklahoma – “When Daffodils Bloom”
  • Honorable Mention – Teresa Burleson, Coolidge, Texas – “The Composer”
  • Honorable Mention – C.J. Clark, Hardy, Arkansas – “Ghosts of the Slave Cabins”
  • Honorable Mention – Robin Engstrand, Harrah, Oklahoma – “Shelter or Prison?”
  • Honorable Mention – Robin Engstrand, Harrah, Oklahoma – “Our Future Is Not Yet Written”
  • Honorable Mention – Kendall Hoeft, Pinellas Park, Florida – “Mr. Bass”
  • Honorable Mention – Catherine “Katey” Johnson, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – “Get a Grape”
  • Honorable Mention – Catherine “Katey” Johnson, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – “Fire”
  • Honorable Mention – Catherine “Katey” Johnson, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – “Montana Memory”
  • Honorable Mention – Mary Ellen Main, Beaver, Oklahoma – “Inside Your Little World”
  • Honorable Mention – Carol Dean Meeks, Tulsa, Oklahoma – “Eventually First May Come Her Way”
  • Honorable Mention – Carol Dean Meeks, Tulsa, Oklahoma – “Galaxy Parchements”
  • Honorable Mention – Catherine Moran, Little Rock, Arkansas – “Competing with the Best”
  • Honorable Mention – Catherine Moran, Little Rock, Arkansas – “Designs and Destinations”
  • Honorable Mention – Anna Oberg, Estes Park, Colorado – “Outrunning Lightning”
  • Honorable Mention – Michael Edwin Quagliano, Dallas, Texas – “Lament”
  • Honorable Mention – Christopher A. Scheffler, Farmington, Maine – “Summer’s Goodbye”

 

Art Affair 2013 Poetry Winners

  • First Place – Nick Sweet, Shepherd, Texas – “Victory Dance, 1945”
  • Second Place – Alice Collinsworth, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – “Dragging Main Street: 1972”
  • Third Place – Alice Collinsworth, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – “Cicadas”

Honorable Mentions – in alphabetical order

  • Honorable Mention – Karen Kay Bailey, Blanchard, Oklahoma – “Garden of the Evening Light”
  • Honorable Mention – Von S. Bourland, Happy, Texas – “Bathsheba and David”
  • Honorable Mention – Gerald W. Carter, Muskogee, Oklahoma – “Apply Within”
  • Honorable Mention – Alice Collinsworth, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – “Homestead”
  • Honorable Mention – Alice Collinsworth, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – “Waiting for News at the Hospital”
  • Honorable Mention – Alice Collinsworth, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – “To the Next Renter”
  • Honorable Mention – Barbara Hernandez, Bethany, Oklahoma – “Roll Over Lord Byron”
  • Honorable Mention – Barbara Hernandez, Bethany, Oklahoma – “Ties That Bind”
  • Honorable Mention – Catherine "Katey" Johnson, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – “Montana Memory”
  • Honorable Mention – Catherine "Katey" Johnson, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – “Fire”
  • Honorable Mention – Catherine "Katey" Johnson, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – “Loaned Twenty-twos”
  • Honorable Mention – Catherine Moran, Little Rock, Arkansas – “Pagan Kite Flying”
  • Honorable Mention – Robert Murken, Suffern, New York – “Aunt Peggy's Wedding”
  • Honorable Mention – Robert Murken, Suffern, New York – “The Unexamined Life Remembered”
  • Honorable Mention – Nick Sweet, Shepherd, Texas – “Blast from the Past”
  • Honorable Mention – Nick Sweet, Shepherd, Texas – “While She Slept”
  • Honorable Mention – Nick Sweet, Shepherd, Texas – “May's Café”

 

Art Affair 2012 Poetry Winners

  • First Place – SeanLause, Bluffton, Ohio – “My Uncle’s Quilt”
  • Second Place – Catherine Moran, Little Rock, Arkansas – “Dropped on the Doorstep”
  • Third Place – Adrian S. Potter, Minnetonka, Minnesota – “Bad Luck Sings the Blues”

Honorable Mentions listed in alphabetic order

  • Honorable Mention – Von S. Bourland, Happy, Texas – “Gossamer Webs on Gravestones”
  • Honorable Mention – Rose Braun, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – “Silent Viper”
  • Honorable Mention – Bill Cushing, Glendale, California – “To a Mother, On the 2,025th Birthday of her Son”
  • Honorable Mention – David Dillon, West Glover, Vermont – “Double Coupons”
  • Honorable Mention – David Dillon, West Glover, Vermont – “Autumn at Apple Inn”
  • Honorable Mention – LaMar Giles, Linden, New Jersey – “Soup Kitchen”
  • Honorable Mention – Michelle Hartman, Keller, Texas – “Poetry Is How We Clean It Up”
  • Honorable Mention – Aaron E. Holst, Sheridan, Wyoming – “Dad”
  • Honorable Mention – Catherine “Katey” Johnson, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – “The Call”
  • Honorable Mention – Catherine “Katey” Johnson, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – “Your First Christmas”
  • Honorable Mention – Sean Lause, Bluffton, Ohio – “Fired from McDonald’s”
  • Honorable Mention – Sean Lause, Bluffton, Ohio – “Heaven of Fireflies”
  • Honorable Mention – Sean Lause, Bluffton, Ohio – “How the Snail Deals with Painful Memories”
  • Honorable Mention – Sean Lause, Bluffton, Ohio – “Find the Object”
  • Honorable Mention – Ellaraine Lockie, Sunnyvale, California – “Time . . . and Time Again”
  • Honorable Mention – Ellaraine Lockie, Sunnyvale, California – “Clean-Up in Rwanda”
  • Honorable Mention – Ellaraine Lockie, Sunnyvale, California – “Abandoned Garden”
  • Honorable Mention – Ellaraine Lockie, Sunnyvale, California – “Other Americas (in a Haibun)”
  • Honorable Mention – Diane Maciejewski, Elmwood Park, Illinois – “Rogue River Wind”
  • Honorable Mention – Carol D. Meeks, Tulsa, Oklahoma – “Away, Lead Me Away”
  • Honorable Mention – Catherine Moran, Little Rock, Arkansas – “Careening Metaphysics”
  • Honorable Mention – Patricia A. Oplinger, Cherokee Village, Arkansas – “Poet’s Tense”
  • Honorable Mention – Patricia A. Oplinger, Cherokee Village, Arkansas – “Independent Living”
  • Honorable Mention – Michael Karl (Ritchie), Russellville, Arkansas – “The Exploding Inevitable”
  • Honorable Mention – Nick Sweet, Shepherd, Texas – “Daybreak Departure”
  • Honorable Mention – Nick Sweet, Shepherd, Texas – “Blast from the Past”
  • Honorable Mention – Nick Sweet, Shepherd, Texas – “Victory Dance, 1945”
  • Honorable Mention – Nick Sweet, Shepherd, Texas – “My Father’s Woodpile”

 

Art Affair 2011 Poetry Winners

  • First Place – Betsy Humphreys, Granite Falls, North Carolina – “Learning Japanese at Nikka Yuko Garden”
  • Second Place – Stephen L. Jones, McGehee, Arkansas – “Echo of a Rhapsody”
  • Third Place – Von S. Bourland, Happy, Texas – “Yellow Roses Tipped Red”

Honorable Mention

  • First Honorable Mention – Kelly W. Johnston, Wichita, Kansas – “Night Lights”
  • Second Honorable Mention – David Dillon, Killington, Vermont – “Pall Malls”
  • Third Honorable Mention – Sharon J. Montgomery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – “The Unexpected Lesson”
  • Fourth Honorable Mention – Sheri Pattillo, Kerrville, Texas – “What a Teenager Never Utters”
  • Fifth Honorable Mention – Stephen L. Jones, McGehee, Arkansas – “Having Not Surrendered a Single Breath”
  • Sixth Honorable Mention – Von S. Bourland, Happy, Texas – “Retiring in Style”
  • Seventh Honorable Mention – Catherine Moran, Little Rock, Arkansas – “An Average Attempt”

 

Art Affair 2010 Poetry Winners

  • First Place – Sally Clark, Fredericksburg, Texas – “Love Does the Hard Things”
  • Second Place – Moriah Erickson, Duluth, Minnesota – “Leaving”
  • Third Place – Colleen Cleary, Pleasant Hill, California – “Rocking Chair Santa

Honorable Mentions listed in alphabetic order

  • Honorable Mention – Doris Andrews, Durant, Oklahoma – “That Black Sunday”
  • Honorable Mention – Jim Barton, Huttig, Arkansas – “Growing Old”
  • Honorable Mention – Von S. Bourland, Happy, Texas – “The Rain Gauge”
  • Honorable Mention – Colleen Cleary, Pleasant Hill, California – “Outsider to a Dream”
  • Honorable Mention – Lilah Contine, Saint Charles, Missouri – “London Burning”
  • Honorable Mention – Judith Durbin, Midwest City, Oklahoma – “Robert”
  • Honorable Mention – Judith Durbin, Midwest City, Oklahoma – “summer and twilight”
  • Honorable Mention – Elizabeth Elfring, Yacolt, Washington – “The Opera”
  • Honorable Mention – Betsy Humphreys, Granite Falls, North Carolina – “In Dominican Waters”
  • Honorable Mention – Betsy Humphreys, Granite Falls, North Carolina – “Learning Japanese at Nikka YukoGarden”
  • Honorable Mention – Dolores White Kiser, Durant, Oklahoma – “Rejection”
  • Honorable Mention – Dolores White Kiser, Durant, Oklahoma – “Passages”
  • Honorable Mention – Dolores White Kiser, Durant, Oklahoma – “Nature’s Elegy”
  • Honorable Mention – Ellaraine Lockie, Sunnyvale, California – “Mendocino Morning”
  • Honorable Mention – Ellaraine Lockie, Sunnyvale, California – “An American Haibun”
  • Honorable Mention – Ellaraine Lockie, Sunnyvale, California – “The Green God’s Guerrillas”
  • Honorable Mention – Carol Dee Meeks, Tulsa, Oklahoma – “Crushed Rock”
  • Honorable Mention – Carol Dee Meeks, Tulsa, Oklahoma – “Holy Intervention Yields Much”
  • Honorable Mention – Tamara Mikell-Choudhury, Tucson, Arizona – “Dear Grandmother”
  • Honorable Mention – Yvonne Nunn, Hermleigh, Texas – “She Inherited the Damn Thing”
  • Honorable Mention – Allen Russell, Hartford, Kentucky – “An Old Soldier’s Prayer”
  • Honorable Mention – Allen Russell, Hartford, Kentucky – “The Last Lonesome Ride”
  • Honorable Mention – Rick Sears, Mason City, Iowa – “6 Items Only/Oops, I Have 7 Items”
  • Honorable Mention – Rick Sears, Mason City, Iowa – “Village Concert”
  • Honorable Mention – Jennifer Taylor, Eau Claire, Wisconsin – “The Echoes I Leave Behind”
  • Honorable Mention – A. D. Winans, San Francisco, California – “Trying to Let Go”
  • Honorable Mention – Francine Witte, New York, New York – “My First Mother”
  • Citation Award – Elizabeth Elfring, Yacolt, Washington – “Rock Garden”
  • Citation Award – Diane Mauck, Calera, Oklahoma – “Boughing Out”

 

Art Affair 2009 Poetry Winners

  • First Place – Patty Landi-Zippilli, Pitman, New Jersey – “The Rehearsal”
  • Second Place – Maria Rachel Hooley, Lawton, Oklahoma – “Refraction”
  • Third Place – David Dillon, Killington, Vermont – “At the Bluff”

Honorable Mentions – in alphabetical order

  • Del Cain, Saginaw, Texas – “Place”
  • Yvonne Carpenter, Clinton, Oklahoma – “State Fair Midway, 1960”
  • Sally Clark, Fredericksburg, Texas – “My Grandmother's House”
  • David Dillon, Killington, Vermont – “Shadows”
  • David Dillon, Killington, Vermont – “Beaver”
  • Vicki E. Harris, Barnardsville, North Carolina – “Mind Betrayal”
  • Catherine Moran, Little Rock, Arkansas – “A Few Words About Babel”
  • Catherine Moran, Little Rock, Arkansas – “To Remember the Crossing”
  • Carol D. Meeks, Tulsa, Oklahoma – “And Then Life Will Get Better”
  • Carol D. Meeks, Tulsa, Oklahoma – “Together We Travel the Same Path”
  • Yvonne Nunn, Hermleigh, Texas – “Winter Passes the Torch”
  • Alyssa Anne Radda, Grants Pass, Oregon – “Seasperation”
  • Harriet Slaughter, Long Beach, New York – "The Ballad of Cynthia Parker"
  • Linda Thompson, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – “The Three-Year-Old Con Artist”
  • Linda Thompson, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – “The Reunion”

 

Art Affair 2008 Poetry Winners

  • First Place – Marcia Molay, Wenham, Massachusetts – “The Farm” 
  • Second Place – Carol Matos, New York, New York – “Dirty”
  • Third Place – Maria Rachel Hooley, Lawton, Oklahoma – “All the Beauty You Can Hold”

Honorable Mentions – in alphabetical order

  • Jim Barton, Huttig, Arkansas – “The Last of the Summer Apples”
  • James Beard, Follett, Texas – “Transcriptions”
  • James Beard, Follett, Texas – “Scandalous”
  • James Beard, Follett, Texas – “Afterwords”
  • Ken Hada, Ada, Oklahoma – “Hospice”
  • Ashleigh Hill, Fairfax, Virginia – “A Good Bad Mistake”
  • Maria Rachel Hooley, Lawton, Oklahoma – “Stitching Remnants”
  • Catherine “Katey” Johnson, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – “Marion Man”
  • Catherine “Katey” Johnson, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – “Fran and My Brother’s Passing”
  • Ellaraine Lockie, Sunnyvale, California – “The Wild West”
  • Ellaraine Lockie, Sunnyvale, California – “The History of Color”
  • Ellaraine Lockie, Sunnyvale, California – “Crazy”
  • Ellaraine Lockie, Sunnyvale, California – "Evolution"
  • Ellaraine Lockie, Sunnyvale, California – “History Talks in a Boneyard”
  • Ellaraine Lockie, Sunnyvale, California – “Coming Home in a Haibun”
  • Eileen Malone, Broadmoor Village, California – “This Gold is Horseflesh”
  • Carol Matos, New York, New York – “Lenox Hill”
  • Carol Matos, New York, New York – “Everything is the same”
  • Marti McClure, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – “The Beginning of War”
  • Marcia Molay, Wenham, Massachusetts – “Trophies”
  • Marcia Molay, Wenham, Massachusetts – “The Stone Speaks to Sisyphus”
  • Catherine Moran, Little Rock, Arkansas – “Touching the smells”
  • Catherine Moran, Little Rock, Arkansas – “Flat Lux”
  • Patricia A. Oplinger, Cherokee Village, Arkansas – “Thieves”
  • Kathryn Veres, Woodland Park, Colorado – “Spoons”     

 

Art Affair 2007 Poetry Winners

  • First Place – Pat King, Albia, Iowa - “Two Cedar Trees Canting Apart”  
  • Second Place – Pat King, Albia, Iowa - “Reading With Surgical Gloves On”  
  • Third Place – Maria Rachel Hooley, Lawton, Oklahoma - “Turning Away From Copernicus”

Honorable Mention 

  • 1st Honorable Mention – Catherine “Katey” Johnson, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - "Your First Christmas" 
  • 2nd Honorable Mention – Catherine “Katey” Johnson, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - "Moments After Murrah"  
  • 3rd Honorable Mention – Missy Madden, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - "The Old Mahogany Sleigh Bed" 
  • 4th Honorable Mention – Catherine Moran, Little Rock, Arkansas - "What to Watch For" 
  • 5th Honorable Mention – Inez Phillips, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - "Revenge of the Leaves"
  • 6th Honorable Mention – Catherine “Katey” Johnson, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - "How My Neighbor's Garden Grows"

 

Art Affair 2006 Poetry Winners

  • First Place - Catherine Katey Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK - "Montana Memory" 
  • Second Place - Sharon Burris, Ardmore, OK - "The Gypsy Calls" 
  • Third Place - Lindsey Allgood, Norman, OK - "waterbaby"

Honorable Mention 

  • Honorable Mention - Maureen Cannon, Ridgewood, NJ - "To Market! What Market?" 
  • Honorable Mention - Maria Rachel Hooley, Lawton, OK - "Uninvited" 
  • Honorable Mention - Maria Rachel Hooley, Lawton, OK - "Emancipation" 
  • Honorable Mention - Catherine Katey Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK - "Lifting the Lid" 
  • Honorable Mention - Lori Romero, Santa Fe, NM - "Tornado Tarantella in Stranger, Texas" 
  • Honorable Mention - Clarence P. Socwell, Ogden, UT - "A Time Between" 

Our 2006 poetry judge said at least half of the entries are ready to send out for publication.

 

Art Affair 2004 Poetry Winners

  • First Place - Maria Rachel Hooley, Lawton, OK - "Bone House" 
  • Second Place - Jerry Craven, Canyon, TX - "The Lady of Mercians" 
  • Third Place - Jerry Craven, Canyon, TX - "A Tiger of Vietnam"

Honorable Mention 

  • First Honorable Mention - Jerry Craven, Canyon, TX - "The Boys of Ho Chi Min" 
  • Second Honorable Mention - Sharon E. Streeter, Portland, OR - "Dancing with Elizabeth" 
  • Third Honorable Mention - Jerry Craven, Canyon, TX - "Wild Canaries" 
  • Fourth Honorable Mention - Jerry Craven, Canyon, TX - "Field of Iris"

Additional Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order):

  • Jerry Craven, Canyon, TX - "Moving Wall" 
  • Jerry Craven, Canyon, TX - "Fire Red and Winter White" 
  • Jerry Craven, Canyon, TX - "Narcissus Old" 
  • Jerry Craven, Canyon, TX - "That Yucatan Rock" 
  • Jerry Craven, Canyon, TX - "Painted Ground" 
  • Judith Durbin, Midwest City, OK - "Her Father's Story" 
  • Patricia Wellingham-Jones, Tehama, CA - "Home Visit" 
  • Patricia Wellingham-Jones, Tehama, CA - "Trophy Wife"

 

Art Affair 2003 Poetry Winners

  • First Place - Maria Veres Homic, Edmond, OK - "February"
  • Second Place - Sharon E. Streeter, Portland, OR - "Edgar Meyer's Bass"
  • Third Place - Joe Jared, Yukon, OK - "Dove's Melody"

Honorable Mention

  • First Honorable Mention - Scott Heiserman, Yukon, OK - "Fences"
  • Second Honorable Mention - Scott Heiserman, Yukon, OK - "Pity the Weatherman"
  • Third Honorable Mention - Lanny Joe Burnett, Bonham, TX - "The Lesson"
  • Fourth Honorable Mention - J. C. Mahan, Edmond, OK - "Case of Runaway"