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First Prize slumped in cold by Vicki Laker, Toronto, Ontario
Second Prize Rites of Renewal by Jessie Lee Jennings, Windsor, Ontario
Third Prize Under Attack by Gaiyle J. Connolly, Ancaster, Ontario

20 Judge's Choice Awards
(winners listed in alphabetical order by last name)

Deep Clean by Jennifer E. Forde, Windsor, Ontario
The Jumper by Joyce Goodwin, North Vancouver, B.C.
Tomb of Toil by Jessie Lee Jennings, Windsor, Ontario
The Laundress of Time by Donna Langevin, Toronto, Ontario
Wishing Well by Ruth Latta, Ottawa, Ontario
Fall, Rain by Ruth Latta, Ottawa, Ontario
Saving Grace by Barbara Lefcourt, Waterloo, Ontario
Rain Drops by Bernice Lever, Bowen Island, B.C.
A.K.A. Cobwebs by Catina Noble, Ottawa, Ontario
Spring Cleaning by Kathy Robertson, Kitchener, Ontario
Granny's Quilt by Kathy Robertson, Kitchener, Ontario
Nursery by Kathryn Rydgren, Oakville, Ontario
Three times Three by Kathryn Rydgren, Oakville, Ontario
Until July by K.V. Skene, Toronto, Ontario
Cincinnati Skies by K.V. Skene, Toronto, Ontario
Forgotten Tub by Michael Stacey, Ancaster, Ontario
Duck Itch by Charles Taylor, Toronto, Ontario
Good Job by Lily Williams, Toronto, Ontario
Night Shift by Ed Woods, Dundas, Ontario
Bronze Sheen by Ed Woods, Dundas, Ontario


A Great Big THANK YOU goes to our judge, Katherine L. Gordon,
for carefully selecting the winning entries from over 100 poems submitted to the contest.