Awards and Honors
|Year||Contest and Poem||Award|
|2000||Saint David's Christian Writers Conference contest
|Light Poetry, 2nd Place|
|2002||Poets of the Vineyard contest
for "Sacramental Wine"
|Wine-theme, Third Place|
|2002|| POV contest
for "Recipe for a Universe"
|Free Verse, Hon. Mention|
|2004||St. David's Christian Writers Conference contest
for "The Gift"
|Serious Poetry, First Place|
|2007|| Illinois State Poetry Society contest
for "Two Weeks In"
|Free Verse,Third Place|
|2008||Sacred Arts Festival, Poetry contest
for "During Chemo"
|Juror's Choice Award|
for "A Night Like This"
|2009||St. David's Christian Writers Conf. contest
|Serious Poetry, Third Place|
for "Crime of the Century"
|Persuasive Nonfiction, 2nd|
|2009||Sacred Arts Festival Poetry contest
for "Chrissie's Garden"
|2010||New Millenium Writings contest
|2010|| LONE STARS contest
for "Our First Thousand Days""
|2012|| Saint David's Christian Writers' Conf. Contest
|2013||"The Demise of the Winter Coat," Rockford Writers' Guild contest||A winner|