Winners of the Battle of the Bards 

Meet the Writers and Illustrators

Click on the image above to watch the Awards Ceremony 

Writers

Judge's Choice Awards

Judge Favorite #1 -- Choices by Thomas Brodkin

Judge Favorite #2 -- Tornado's Alley by Jan Lloyd

First Place -- Vinny Minchillo

Give the People What They Want

(The one about Area 51) Interviewed by KJ Waters

Second Place -- Thomas Brodkin

Choices

(The one about the man and woman sheltering in the bowling alley bar)

Interviewed by KJ Waters

Third Place -- Brad Christy

Tornado Alleys

(The one about the young woman finding out she is pregnant and examines her future)

Interviewed by KJ Waters

Honorable Mention -- KJ Waters

Spitfire and Brimstone

(The one about the man saving the woman and the cat saving the proposal)

Interviewed by Kim Hunt Harris

Semi-Finalist -- Dana Star

What a Fool Believes

(The one about the DJ collecting donations)

Interviewed by Mathis B. Rogers

Semi-Finalists -- Pam Rachiell

Tornado Ally (306)

(The one about the flooded basement and a series of mishaps)

Interviewed by Kim Hunt Harris

Semi-Finalists -- John A. Brock

A Simple Melody

(The one about grandma playing the piano during the tornado) Interviewed by Mathis B. Rogers

Semi-Finalists -- Annette Sprouks Reasoner

Naming a Tornado

(The one about losing someone you love)

Interviewed by Kim Hunt Harris

Illustrators

First Place -- Mary Schmidt

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 Interviewed by Dan Dwayne Spencer

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Second Place -- Erin Shaw

Tornado Alley

Interviewed by Dan Dwayne Spencer

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Third Place -- Neal Kleman

Dark Winds

Interviewed by Dan Dwayne Spencer

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Honorable Mention -- Erin Shaw

Tuila Supercell

Interviewed by Dan Dwayne Spencer

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Semi-Finalists -- Jefferson Marshall

Tornado Ally

(The one written as a tall tale)

Interviewed by Mathis B. Rogers