The Crowder Quill will host its annual awards ceremony in the student center at the Crowder College Campus in Neosho from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10. The event will also offer a poetry reading.
"We received a much larger number of entries this year likely due to the ease of submitting via email," said Latonia Bailey, Crowder Quill adviser, "so the competition was even greater."
Individuals who entered the Crowder Quill contest and would like to read their poetry or short stories during the awards ceremony should contact Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org. A limited amount of time will be offered for readings.
A PowerPoint presentation, showcasing the winning photography and art entries, will be shown during the awards ceremony.
The event will also include the announcement of all entries that were chosen to be published in the 2011 edition of the Crowder Quill and the unveiling of the newest edition of the literary and art magazine. Authors and artists of published entries will receive certificates.
The following Barry County community members will be honored for their winning literary or art entries: Joshua Boley, Colby Reavis, Scott Godsey, Roney Pitts, Kendra Brisco, Katilyn Brisco and Travis Northern, all of Cassville; Kimberly Nelson, Jamie Miller, Breanna Brattin, Lacey Lauderdale and Shelby Weston, all of Exeter; Melinda Craig, of Purdy; and Adam Ruark, of Washburn.
The Crowder Quill, which was founded in 1980, is published each spring. The contest deadline is Feb. 1. Contest divisions include high school students, Crowder College students and community members.
Authors and artists can enter the following categories: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, color art, black and white art, color photography, black and white photography and digital or computer-generated art and manipulated photography.