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Awards

The Monday Night Awards Ceremony is one of the many special features of the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference.

Each spring several conference registrants or faculty members receive recognition for their achievements with both a certificate and monetary awards. Awards are chosen by the faculty based upon the pre-conference manuscripts they see and the writers and writing they encounter at the conference. Winners will be announced during the Awards Ceremony Monday evening.

MOST PROMISING TEEN WRITER

  • Identified by faculty critiquing manuscripts
Noah Cannon (2019)

Noah Cannon (2019)

SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD

  • Must have been a conference participant at least one other year
  • Must be involved in a variety of writing work, including mentoring, etc.
  • Must have added to the benefit of the writing industry and this conference
Judy Gordon Morrow (2019)

Judy Gordon Morrow (2019)

ETHEL HERR MOST PROMISING NEW WRITER AWARD 

(In memory of long-standing and beloved faculty member Ethel Herr)
  • Not published yet
  • Shows great potential
  • Identified by faculty critiquing manuscripts at the conference
  • Fiction or nonfiction
Drew Brown (2019)

Drew Brown (2019)

MOST PROMISING SCREENWRITER AWARD

  •    Shows potential for being a produced screenwriter

  • Has a good basic understanding of the film business

  • Has the right attitude toward screenwriting

  • Keeps God as the focus

Rene Gutteridge (2019)

Rene Gutteridge (2019)

PACESETTER AWARD

  • Publishing extensively
  • Could be a faculty member
James Rubart (2019)

James Rubart (2019)

DAVE TALBOTT WRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD

  • Alumni
  • Published writer
  • Outstanding writing as agreed upon by all faculty
  • Fiction or nonfiction
Deborah Raney (2019)

Deborah Raney (2019)

THE LAUREN BEYENHOF TRUE GRIT AWARD

(In memory of Lauren Beyenof, a conference registrant for many years despite debilitating physical challenges)
  • Writing in the face of daunting challenge
  • Person of godly character and thankful spirit, learned through suffering
  • Proclaiming Christ through the written word
  • Fiction or nonfiction writer
DeeDee Riley (2019)

DeeDee Riley (2019)

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