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The Winners of the Okanagan Short Story Contest
2014  Shelley Wood for "Leave-taking"; Judge: Gerry Shikatani. Reading: Alternator Gallery, Kelowna
2013  Joe Dermo for "Salmon at Night"; Judge: Erin Moure. Reading: Downtown Kelowna Branch, Okanagan Regional Library, Kelowna
2012  Karen Hofmann for "Billeh and the Bee Man"; Judge: Karen Connelly. Reading: Downtown Kelowna Branch, Okanagan Regional Library, Kelowna
2011  Lindsay Diehl for "Basel"; Judge Annabel Lyon. Reading: Downtown Kelowna Branch, Okanagan Regional Library, Kelowna
2010  Chris McMahen for "The Post"; Judge Laisha Rosnau. Reading: Downtown Kelowna Branch, Okanagan Regional Library, Kelowna
2009  Brian d'Eon; Judge Gail Anderson-Dargatz. Reading: Kelowna Art Gallery Kelowna
2008  Ashley Little, "Dr. Lung"; Judge John Gould. Reading: Laurel Building, Life & Arts Festival, Kelowna
2007  Karen Hofmann, " The Canoe"; Judge Caroline Adderson. Reading: Laurel Building, Life & Arts Festival, Kelowna
2006  Christopher Fleck, "Revolution Blues"; Judge Adam Lewis Schroeder. Reading: Doc Willoughby's Pub, Kelowna
2005  No contest was held this year.
2004  M. Anne Cooper, "Pea Soup"; Judge Brian Brett. Reading: The Rotary Centre for the Arts, Kelowna
2003  Starleigh Grass, "Duke"; Judge Aislinn Hunter. Reading: The Art Ark, Kelowna
2002  Dona Sturmanis, "Space"; Judge Dave Williamson. Reading: The Art Ark, Kelowna
2001  Kelly Dvorak, "Annie Tells"; Judge Billie Livingston. Reading: The Alternator Gallery, Kelowna.
2000  Virginia Dansereau, "Undertow"; Judge David Arnason. Reading: The George Ryga Centre, Summerland.
1999  No contest was held this year.
1998  Tannis Atkinson, "Comfort"; Judge Cynthia Flood. Reading: The George Ryga Centre, Summerland.
1997  Alison Sivak, "Portrait of a Girl Who..."; Judge Sean Virgo. Reading: The George Ryga Centre, Summerland.
Second and Third prize winners have included Glenna Turnbull, Brittni Mackenzie-Dale, Andrew McMonagle, Jade Hignett, Jillian Harvey, Shelley Wood, Tara Storness-Bliss, Susan Fenner, Ryan Ennis, Toby Burbidge, Gord Grisenthwaite (2010), Susan Buis, Dawn Kennedy, Leah Todd, Hugh Anderson, Chris McMahen, Gord Gresenthwaite (2006), Trish Lomin, Shirley Missiaen, Dawn Renaud, Lee Caufield, R.D. Shuttleworth, Virginia Dansereau, Anne Wise, Sarah Hambley, Steven Lattey, Brett Todd, Jill Rochelle Hiebert, Dona Sturmanis, and Darcie Hossack.
Photography Copyright 2006 Nancy Holmes