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76th Annual Writing Competition Winners - Inspirational

Announcing the Inspirational winners of the 76th Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition
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Announcing the Inspirational winners of the 76th Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition

Inspirational Winners

Bradley J. Gustafson
ScottsbluffNE

  1. EricWitchey
    SalemOR
  2. KionnaLeMalle
    AlexandriaLA
  3. HannahKetcham
    DorrMI
  4. TwylaMartin
    Grand JunctionCO
  5. ReynoldConger
    BeenNM
  6. LisaPeters
    GeorgetownMA
  7. MarthaLeeFuchs
    DoraAL
  8. KathleenTresemer
    RocktonIL
  9. ElaineaHaynes
    CleburneTX
  10. AmandaWaters
    WilmingtonNC
  11. GreggKoskela
    NewbergOR
  12. GinaMazzaHillier
    HarmonyPA
  13. DonaldR.Ackermann
    BarnegatNJ
  14. CameronCoursey
    DefianceMO
  15. JeffDanelek
    LakewoodCO
  16. IrenaTervo
    SimpsonvilleSC
  17. JordanBrowning
    Princeton JunctionNJ
  18. SusanMatthews
    Huntingdon ValleyPA
  19. MerriManetzke
    EurekaMO
  20. BeverlyVarnado
    AthensGA
  21. MaryannMartinsen
    LaytonUT
  22. FredStewart
    EaglevillePA
  23. KimA.Talbert
    KellerTX
  24. ReneeQuirion
    WindsorME
  25. JenniferHinders
    FairfaxVA
  26. RichardWile
    YarmouthME
  27. CaroleahJohnson
    Berry CreekCA
  28. K.C.Mosier II
    Santa FeNM
  29. JulieEverett
    ShorewoodWI
  30. JulieEverett
    ShorewoodWI
  31. DavidMaidment
    NantwichCheshire
  32. RuthGulbranson
    BlaineMN
  33. DoloresA.McCabe
    HamdenNY
  34. RebeccaLeeWilliams
    MadisonWI
  35. MalKing
    Santa PaulaCA
  36. ThomasX.Parman
    BronsonFL
  37. ThomasX.Parman
    BronsonFL
  38. LouDean
    Ponca CityOK
  39. LaurenCarson
    East FalmouthMA
  40. MargueriteGray
    FerridayLA
  41. MichaelAnderson
    Lake ElmoMN
  42. MyraFozard
    AliquippaPA
  43. EdithSchlossJacobs
    SarasotaFL
  44. HazelP.Pope
    Grand BayAL
  45. DanelleCarvell
    HalifaxPA
  46. MalKing
    Santa PaulaCA
  47. GaryGriffin
    CampbellTX
  48. KristenL.Tompkins
    RochesterNY
  49. JennaFontaine
    AshevilleNC
  50. ColleenBenedict
    Thousand OaksCA
  51. HazelP.Pope
    Grand BayAL
  52. ShirleyGerdes
    New BraunfelsTX
  53. MarthaLeeFuchs
    DoraAL
  54. L. S.Cherokee
    RainierWA
  55. DavidChick
    WestfordMA
  56. RobinRogel
    NappaneeIN
  57. CharlotteHofer
    Sioux FallsSD
  58. MarcyKennedy
    WallaceburgON
  59. RuthTruman
    CamarilloCA
  60. LindaJoReed
    SpokaneWA
  61. CherilynDeAguero
    San ClementeCA
  62. SusanJennings
    BluemontVA
  63. GinaWahlen
    Silang, Cavite
  64. BeverlyVarnado
    AthensGA
  65. JenniferAllen
    MebaneNC
  66. MichaelKochanski
    BensenvilleIL
  67. RobertaKelm
    SunnyvaleCA
  68. RhondaLarson
    SoldotnaAK
  69. PatriciaPrice
    GrayslakeIL
  70. SueCulver
    BellevueWA
  71. BarbaraK.Henderson
    OaklandNJ
  72. YvetteM.Leach
    CiboloTX
  73. KenMcGee
    LouisburgNC
  74. PatriciaCasey
    SpencerportNY
  75. BettyJoBochy
    BillingsMT
  76. KathyFerrellPowell
    RichardsonTX
  77. NikiNymark
    St. LouisMO
  78. LeslieJoanLinder
    Penobscot ME
  79. LeahWeiss
    LynchburgVA
  80. CarlyKimmel
    Los AngelesCA
  81. BonnieGrove
    SaskatoonSK
  82. EmilyConrad
    OshkoshWI
  83. LauraPannell
    RichmondVA
  84. AndreaPrescott
    WillaminaOR
  85. LindaTyrol
    Helsinki
  86. DavidD.Miller
    Saint CharlesMO
  87. AlexandraParsons
    New YorkNY
  88. FrankBall
    Fort WorthTX
  89. RebeccaAGivens
    CaleraAL
  90. GemBomhower
    Virginia BeachVA
  91. VickiPhipps
    LampasasTX
  92. SusanRakowski
    Germantown TN
  93. LauraS.Faeth
    SuperiorCO
  94. MaryD.Transue
    DahlonegaGA
  95. AlinaPatterson
    Altamonte SpringsFL
  96. PatriciaBoysen
    Orange ParkFL
  97. KennethL.Nolen
    King CityCA
  98. BettyN.Wright
    LakevilleNB
  99. MatthewPeterson
    PeoriaAZ

Click on the category name below to see the top 100 winners in each area:

Grand Prize Winner
Children's Fiction
Feature Article
Genre Short Story
Inspirational
Mainstream Fiction
Nonrhyming Poetry
Memoir/Personal Essay
Rhyming Poetry
Stageplay
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