Who won in 2012?

Congrats to all the winners!

Thanks to all partners and sponsors.

There was growth in the number and quality of the entries this year; can’t complain, though we look forward to even more growth in the coming years as we continue to do our bit to encourage the literary arts in Antigua and Barbuda.

In addition to prizes listed below, all winners (in fact, all short listed writers) received a certificate from the Wadadli Pen team and the Best of Books, and various promotional paraphernalia (pencils, notebooks, bookmarks, stress balls, calendars) from ABI Insurance; plus the Challenge plaque, sponsored by Best of Books, has been emblazoned with the winner’s name and will hang in the store until it is updated with the next winner’s name.

OVERALL

Winner

Rosalie A. Richards – Smitten

Prize Package:

  • ABI Insurance – $500, winner’s plaque and promotional material
  • Stephen B. Shoul – A Cross Century II Medalist Ball point Pen, retail price EC$215.00. The pen comes with a lifetime guarantee for mechanical failure and is chrome in colour with 23 karat gold plated appointments.
  • ACT – 4GB Kingston Data Traveler
  • C + C Winehouse – gift

Second Place

Ariel Dunnah – Every Rose Has Its Thorn

Prize Package:

  • Frank B. Armstrong – $300
  • ABI Insurance – promotional material
  • Marie Elena John – Unburnable (book)

Third Place

Aarati Jagdeo – The Yard

Prize Package:

  • Frank B. Armstrong – $200
  • ABI Insurance – promotional material
  • Marie Elena John – Unburnable (book)

18 TO 35 AGE CATEGORY

Winner (tie)

Tiffany Smith – The Untitled

Prize Package:

  • Blue Waters Hotel – Gift certificate for dinner for two
  • Nana Ekua Brew Hammond – Powder Necklace (book)
  • Elaine Spires – Singles Holiday (book)
  • Spot in Brenda Lee Browne’s Just Write workshop in October 2012

Winner (tie)

Rosalie A. Richards – Smitten

Prize Package:

  • Antigua Rainforest Canopy Tour – Full Course Tour for two
  • Nana Ekua Brew Hammond – Powder Necklace (book)
  • Elaine Spires – What’s Eating Me? (book)
  • Spot in Brenda Lee Browne’s Just Write workshop in October 2012

Second Place

Aarati Jagdeo – The Yard

Prize Package:

  • Jolly Beach Resort – Day Pass for two
  • ACT – 4GB Kingston Data Traveler
  • ABI Insurance  – leather portfolio and promotional items

 Third Place

Aarati Jagdeo – Thirty-Six Hundred

Prize Package:

  • The Best of Books (gift certificate $100)
  • C + C Winehouse – gift

 Honourable Mention

Tiffany Smith – The Colour Red

Prize Package:

  • The Best of Books – $50 gift certificate
  • ABI Insurance – leather portfolio and promotional items

 Honourable Mention

Darryl George – Snowcone Melancholia

Prize Package:

  • The Best of Books – gift certificate $50
  • ABI Insurance – leather portfolio and promotional items

13 TO 17 AGE CATEGORY

Winner

Ariel Dunnah – Every Rose Has Its Thorn

Prize Package:

  • Jabberwocky – EC$270
  • Caribbean Helicopters – tour for two
  • Nana Ekua Brew Hammond – Powder Necklace
  • ABII portfolio and miscellaneous items

Second Place

Ariel Dunnah – Angela’s Baby

Prize Package:

  • D. Gisele Isaac – $150
  • ACT – 4GB Kingston Data Traveler
  • Floree Williams – Pink Teacups and Blue Dresses

 Third Place

Jordée Josiah collects her certificate from guest speaker at the 2012 awards ceremony Mali A. Olatunji. (Photo courtesy Cedric Holder)

Jordée Josiah – Let’s Dance

Prize Package:

  • Adventure Antigua – Gift certificate for two on their Eco Tour
  • Joanne C. Hillhouse – The Boy from Willow Bend

12 AND YOUNGER AGE CATEGORY

Winner

Karenna Nicholson – The Caribbean Flavour

Prize Package:

  • Ondeck – Private sailing trip for four
  • Barbara Arrindell – copy of Antigua My Antigua
  • Claytine Nisbett – $100 gift certificate (books)

 Second Place

Akeile Benjamin – The Adventures of Mr. Coconut 

Prize Package:

  • Ondeck – Private sailing trip for two
  • Barbara Arrindell – copy of Antigua My Antigua

 Third Place

Naleka Beckford – Origin

Prize Package:

  • Ondeck – Private sailing trip for two
  • Barbara Arrindell – copy of Antigua My Antigua

 Honourable Mention

Vega Armstrong – The Legend of the Sea Lords

Prize Package:

  • Little Antigua Island Tour – tour for two
  • Cushion Club – $50 gift certificate for books

Prizes for School with the Most Submissions

Winner

Antigua Wesleyan Junior Academy

Prize Package:

Conrad Luke – $500 gift certificate for books

Runners up

Antigua State College

Prize Package:

International Women’s Club of Antigua and Barbuda – $220 gift certificate for books

Villa Primary School

Prize Package:

International Women’s Club of Antigua and Barbuda – $220 gift certificate for books

Antigua Girls High School

Prize Package:

International Women’s Club of Antigua and Barbuda – $110 gift certificate for books

Best story under the Origins sub-theme

Karenna Nicholson collects her certificate as a short listed writer in the 2012 Challenge from Mali A. Olatunji.(Photo courtesy Cedric Holder)

Karenna Nicholson – The Caribbean Flavour

Prize Package:

Australian Homemade – $100 gift certificate

Best story under the Liberate Love sub-theme

Rosalie A. Richards – Smitten

Prize Package:

Keyonna Beach Hotel – lunch for two

SHORT LISTED WRITERS

Akeile Benjamin (The Adventures of Mr. Coconut)

Karenna Nicholson (The Caribbean Flavour)

Naleka Beckford (Origin)

Vega Armstrong (The Legend of the Sea Lords)

Jordee Josiah (The Back Step & Let’s Dance)

Ariel Dunnah (Every Rose Has Its Thorn & Angela’s Baby)

Michaela Harris (Ah Tired Warn Yuh)

Darryl George (Snowcone Melancholia)

Darryl George

Arati Jagdeo (The Yard & Thirty Six Hundred)

Rosalie Richards (Smitten)

Tiffany Smith (The Colour Red & The Untitled)

Tammi Browne-Bannister(The Night You Left)

Melisa Desir (The Beast)

Ashton Hewlett Williams (Under the Moonlight)

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