Prizes Totaling $1,485 Awarded in Contest

Cisco Writers Club (CWC) is pleased to announce the winners in its 44th Annual Summer Contest. With a purse of some $1,500, it was an evening of celebration as winners in six categories received certificates and checks.

The David Autry Sweepstakes Award topped off the festivities, going to Robert Robeson of Lincoln, Nebraska. He accumulated an astonishing 27 DAS Points, with Firsts in Articles, Publication Briefs, Poetry and Short Stories. Other entries by Robeson also ranked.

First in Books went to Justin Robinson of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, with The Mummy of Monte Cristo. The Adventures in Writing (for writers less than 16) ranked the poem “honeysuckle” by Sophia Liu of Great Neck, New York, the most noteworthy entry.

CWC congratulates all those achieving recognition in this contest. Details can be found at

Judges for the categories were: Books and Adventures in Writing (for under 16 writers), Markay Rister, Eastland. Articles were judged by Bokerah Brumley of Cisco. Poetry judge was Rebecca Odom of Cisco, and Publication Briefs were judged by Julie Elrod of Eastland. Short Stories were evaluated by Judy Ware of Cisco. CWC thanks these professionals for their immeasurable contribution.

CWC is especially indebted to contest underwriters, who contributed generously in spite of economic hardships. These are Cisco Aviation, Cisco College, First Financial Bank of Eastland, and, also of Cisco, Southwest Emblem, Tea Party Patriots, Texas Family Defense Committee, The Grateful Texan, and Wilks Brothers, LLC.

Cisco Writers Club also thanks contestants who shared their writing gems, and encourages them to “Keep on writing!”

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