Hot Apple Cider contributors win 5 awards

While we didn’t enter the book Hot Apple Cider in the The Word Guild Canadian Christian Writing Awards (because The Word Guild had worked with us to donate 30,000 copies of the book to World Vision’s Girls Night Out events), individual authors were encouraged to enter. As a result, pieces from Hot Apple Cider were finalists for seven awards, and five won.

June 18, 2009
For immediate release

NEWCOMERS AND VETERANS TOP THE WORD GUILD 2009 AWARDS

Toronto—A novel set during the Roman Empire and a series of articles from the anthology Hot Apple Cider were the most awarded publications at The Word Guild Canadian Christian Writing Awards this year. Awards were given in 30 independently judged categories, including non-fiction books, novels, articles, columns and poems published during 2008…..

Read complete press release here.

Below is the list of winning articles. Awards are given only if a certain standard of excellence is met. An Award of Merit is giving to an entry that is only a mark or so below the winner.

N. J. Lindquist holding one of her three awards Article—General Readership (articles that explain or encourage faith for mainstream readers)

 

Winner: N. J. Lindquist of Markham, Ont. for “The Diamond Ring” (Hot Apple Cider Anthology)

 

Article—Inspirational/Devotional

Winner: N. J. Lindquist of Markham, Ont. for “The Diamond Ring” (Hot Apple Cider Anthology)

Award of Merit: N. J. Lindquist of Markham, Ont. for “My Letter to the Editor” (Hot Apple Cider Anthology)

 

Angelina Fast_Vlaar (right) receiving her award from Mark Haskett

Article—Personal Experience

Winner: Angelina Fast-Vlaar of St. Catharines, Ont. for “It Was Then That I Carried You” (Hot Apple Cider Anthology)

 

Article—Profile/Human Interest

Award of Merit: Eleanor Shepherd of Pointe Claire, Que. for “Living Outside Our Comfort Zones” (Hot Apple Cider Anthology)

Complete list of winners:

 

Other finalists from Hot Apple Cider were:

ArticleInspirational/Devotional

Angelina Fast Vlaar of St. Catharines, Ont. for  “It Was Then That I Carried You” (Hot Apple Cider Anthology)

 

Short Story

Bonnie Grove of Saskatoon, Sask. for “Stuckville Cafe” (Hot Apple Cider Anthology)  

   

 

N. J. Lindquist (left) with Ray and Anna Wiseman 
Ray Wiseman, co-author of the story, “Of Cobras, Culture and Change” was presented with the Leslie K. Tarr Award for Career Achievement, sponsored by Tyndale university and Seminary.

 

   

Ray’s wife Anna Wiseman was given a Special Recognition Award by The Word Guild for her contribution to Ray’s writing.

 

All photographs taken by Audrey Tavares.

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