Awards and Recognition

 

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2005 TEXTY National Texbook Award - Text and Academic Authors Association

2006 NEBRASKA BOOK AWARD - Nebraska Center for the Book

2006 MOONSHELL Arts and Humanities Literary Award

2008 DOCTORATE OF EDUCATION (Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction) - University of Nebraska at Lincoln

2008 DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD - University of Nebraska at Kearney

2009 HALL OF HONOR INDUCTION - Grand Island Senior High School

2010 MARI SANDOZ AWARD - Nebraska Library Association

2011 IPPY National Book Award - Bronze Medal

2011 MOONBEAM National Children's Book Award - Bronze Medal

2012 LITERARY CONTRIBUTIONS AWARD - Mountain Plains Library Association

2012 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN National Book Award - Finalist

2012 WESTERN WRITERS OF AMERICA SPUR National Book Award - Finalist

2012 MOONBEAM National Children's Book Award 

2013 LIFE MEMBERSHIP - Nebraska Writers Guild

2013 NEBRASKA READiNG COUNCIL/INTERNATIONAL READING ASSOCIATION'S  CELEBRATE LITERACY AWARD

2013 NEBRASKA PRESS WOMEN'S Communications Award - First Place

2013 NATIONAL FEDERATION OF PRESS WOMEN's National Communications Book Award - Second Place

2013 MOONBEAM National Children's Book Award - Gold Medal

2013 LITERARY CLASSICS - Gold Medal

2013 LITERARY CLASSICS - Gold LUMEN AWARD for Literary Excellence

Author Name: 
Jean A. Lukesh
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2009-2010 Bess Streeter Aldrich Short Fiction award for "Curls of Gold."

2012 Slamdance Film Festival Top 25 Feature Film Scripts for "Til Death Do Us Part."

2012 Oregon Film Festival Bronze Award for Oregon Screenplays for "Til Death Do Us Part."

2013 Omaha Film Festival Finalist for "Til Death Do Us Part."

 

Author Name: 
Lisa Kovanda
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Short story, "The Silver Lining," placed 10th in the 79th Writer's Digest Writing Competion in 2010. 

Author Name: 
Janet Syas Nitsick
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2012 Memoir THRESHOLD: A MEMOIR received the Outstanding Thesis Award for the College of Fine Arts and Humanities, University of Nebraska-Kearney

Author Name: 
Faith A. Colburn
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2011 EPIC Award-Intimate Flames-Contemporary Romance

2012 Love Romances and More Golden Rose Award Runner-Up-Respectable Affair-WWII Historical Romance

Author Name: 
Annette Snyder
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"Wakonda" - Screenplay finalist in the Omaha Film Festival

"Henrietta McGee" - Screenplay finalist in the Omaha Film Festival

"Killing Time" - Screenplay finalist in the Omaha Film Festival

Ad Club Award for an advertising campaign

ASTD Certificate of Excellence for Creative Training video

"Fine Lines Literary Magazine" 55 Words or Less Contest finalist and published

Elected in 2114 to serve on the Nebraska Film Association Board of Directors

Elected in 2117 as Secretary on the Board of Directors for Nebraska Film Association

Appointed Chair for the Nebraska Film Association Membership and Fundraising Committee

Appointed as editor on the Nebraska Film Association Communications Committee

Author Name: 
Johnnye Gerhardt
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Spring 2014, first place, Peru State College Writing Contest for poem, "The Irony of Spider Webs."

Spring 2014, first place, Peru State College Writing Contest for non-fiction, "Death of a Dryer."

Author Name: 
Janet Sobczyk
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June 8, 2015 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards - First Place in the Educational/Instruction - "Super Smart Sugar"

June 8, 2015 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards - First Place in Family Matters - "Sugar a Princess Pit Bull Finds Her Family"

June 8, 2015 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards - Honorable Mention in the Animals/Pets Category - "Sugar a Princess Pit Bull Finds Her Family"

Author Name: 
Barbara J. Freeman
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 2015-eLit Awards- Bronze Medal Winner- Literary Fiction: Memories of a Mud Bee

Author Name: 
Madonna Ball
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2017 - Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award Finalist for Sports for Velocipede

2017 - Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award Finalist for Pets & Animals for People Like Cats

2016 - 150 Notable Nebraska Books for Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence

2016 - Independent Publisher Bronze Book Award (IPPY Award) for Drink

2016 - Pacifica Literary Review Creative Nonfiction Contest Honorable Mention

2016 & 2015 - Elgin Award Nomination for Some Fatal Effects of Curiosity and Disobedience

2015 - Nebraska Book Awards Honor Book for Intimates and Fools

2015 - District Lit Poetry Prize finalist for When We’re Not Hiking”

2015 - Beecher’s Poetry Award for “Roadside Kiddie Pools”

2014 - Honorable Mention, Steel Toe Books

2014 - The Lascaux Review, Pushcart Prize Nomination

2013 - Finalist, The Backwaters Prize

2013 - Concrete Wolf Chapbook Competition, Semi-Finalist

2012 - Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico, Fellowship and Grant

2012 - “Best of Spittoon” Fiction Award

2011 - Susan Atefact Peckham Poetry Fellowship

2011 - Research Grant-in-Aid, Center for the Great Plains Studies

2010 - Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Poet-in-Residence Grant

2010 - Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize by Persea Books, Semi-finalist

2009 - Academy of American Poets Award/Gaffney in Poetry

2009 - Arts & Letters/Susan Atefat Prize Honorable Mention in Creative Nonfiction

2008 - Mari Sandoz/Prairie Schooner Award in Fiction

 

Author Name: 
Laura Madeline Wiseman
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2017 Bess Streeter Aldrich Short Story Contest - 1st Place, Adult Division

Author Name: 
Maggie Aldrich