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First Prize:
First Kiss - Wendy Bourke, Burnaby, B.C.

Second Prize:
Conversations Are What - Robyn Marie Butt, Woodstock, Ont.

Third Prize:
Emily Carr - Bernice Lever, Bowen Island, B.C.

3 Honourable Mention Awards
(in no particular order)

What Thaws You - Karen Rockwell, Belle River, Ont.
Spring - April Bulmer, Cambridge, Ont.
Paul Simon reunion - Violet Nesdoly, Langley, B.C.

18 Judge's Choice Awards
(in no particular order)

A Silver Shine: Mirrored Brilliance - Debbie Okun Hill, Camlachie, Ont.
Trading Sand Dollars - Debbie Okun Hill, Camlachie, Ont.
The Silver Camaro - Bernice Lever, Bowen Island, B.C.
A Star is Borne - Ruth Latta, Ottawa, Ont.
Still, I Will Bloom - April Bulmer, Cambridge, Ont.
Mystic Missives - Fran Figge, Stoney Creek, Ont.
Christmas on the Wet Coast - Violet Nesdoly, Langley, B.C.
Arguments Were Usually Over Small Things - Linda Crosfield, Castlegar, B.C.
Once There Were Two - K.V. Skene, Toronto, Ont.
Look at Her, Look - K.V. Skene, Toronto, Ont.
Light Flowers Falling Through Darkness - K.V. Skene, Toronto, Ont.
Where we put the Light - Eliza Heeney, Waterloo, Ont.
From My Window - I.B. Iskov, Toronto, Ont.
Twinkle Twinkle - Vanessa Shields, Windsor, Ont.
To a Dandelion - Patricia Smekal, Nanoose Bay, Ont.
Song for Milton - Fred Manson, Mississauga, Ont.
Memories of a Trip with Jill - Cecilia Tolley, Toronto, Ont.
Heart Strings - Frances Roberts-Reilly, Kitchener, Ont.

Special thanks to our judge, Jan Wood, for reading and re-reading all the entries several times
before making her final selections for the prizes. Congratulations to all the winners!