Awards and Recognition

 

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2005 TEXTY National Texbook Award - Text and Academic Authors Association

2006 NEBRASKA BOOK AWARD - Nebraska Center for the Book

2006 MOONSHELL Arts and Humanities Literary Award

2008 DOCTORATE OF EDUCATION (Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction) - University of Nebraska at Lincoln

2008 DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD - University of Nebraska at Kearney

2009 HALL OF HONOR INDUCTION - Grand Island Senior High School

2010 MARI SANDOZ AWARD - Nebraska Library Association

2011 IPPY National Book Award - Bronze Medal

2011 MOONBEAM National Children's Book Award - Bronze Medal

2012 LITERARY CONTRIBUTIONS AWARD - Mountain Plains Library Association

2012 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN National Book Award - Finalist

2012 WESTERN WRITERS OF AMERICA SPUR National Book Award - Finalist

2012 MOONBEAM National Children's Book Award 

2013 LIFE MEMBERSHIP - Nebraska Writers Guild

2013 NEBRASKA READiNG COUNCIL/INTERNATIONAL READING ASSOCIATION'S  CELEBRATE LITERACY AWARD

2013 NEBRASKA PRESS WOMEN'S Communications Award - First Place

2013 NATIONAL FEDERATION OF PRESS WOMEN's National Communications Book Award - Second Place

2013 MOONBEAM National Children's Book Award - Gold Medal

2013 LITERARY CLASSICS - Gold Medal

2013 LITERARY CLASSICS - Gold LUMEN AWARD for Literary Excellence

Author Name: 
Jean A. Lukesh
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2009-2010 Bess Streeter Aldrich Short Fiction award for "Curls of Gold."

2012 Slamdance Film Festival Top 25 Feature Film Scripts for "Til Death Do Us Part."

2012 Oregon Film Festival Bronze Award for Oregon Screenplays for "Til Death Do Us Part."

2013 Omaha Film Festival Finalist for "Til Death Do Us Part."

 

Author Name: 
Lisa Kovanda
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Short story, "The Silver Lining," placed 10th in the 79th Writer's Digest Writing Competion in 2010. 

Author Name: 
Janet Syas Nitsick
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2012 Memoir THRESHOLD: A MEMOIR received the Outstanding Thesis Award for the College of Fine Arts and Humanities, University of Nebraska-Kearney

Author Name: 
Faith A. Colburn
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2011 EPIC Award-Intimate Flames-Contemporary Romance

2012 Love Romances and More Golden Rose Award Runner-Up-Respectable Affair-WWII Historical Romance

Author Name: 
Annette Snyder
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"Wakonda" - Screenplay finalist in the Omaha Film Festival

"Henrietta McGee" - Screenplay finalist in the Omaha Film Festival

"Killing Time" - Screenplay finalist in the Omaha Film Festival

Ad Club Award for an advertising campaign

ASTD Certificate of Excellence for Creative Training video

"Fine Lines Literary Magazine" 55 Words or Less Contest finalist and published

Elected to serve on the Nebraska Film Association Board of Directors

Author Name: 
Johnnye Gerhardt
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Spring 2014, first place, Peru State College Writing Contest for poem, "The Irony of Spider Webs."

Spring 2014, first place, Peru State College Writing Contest for non-fiction, "Death of a Dryer."

Author Name: 
Janet Sobczyk
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June 8, 2015 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards - First Place in the Educational/Instruction - "Super Smart Sugar"

June 8, 2015 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards - First Place in Family Matters - "Sugar a Princess Pit Bull Finds Her Family"

June 8, 2015 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards - Honorable Mention in the Animals/Pets Category - "Sugar a Princess Pit Bull Finds Her Family"

Author Name: 
Barbara J. Freeman
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 2015-eLit Awards- Bronze Medal Winner- Literary Fiction: Memories of a Mud Bee

Author Name: 
Madonna Ball