Read the 2021 SCWC Writing Awards winning entries

The winers of 2021 Southern Christian Writers Conference Writing Awards were announced and honored at the annual SCWC workshop on June 5.

We're pleased to announce the following winners (and share links of those winning entries that are available online; click to read them):

Newspaper Article

1st place: David Chancey, “When Hate is Appropriate," The Newnan Times-Herald

2nd place: Jan White, “Faith over fear in the face of Covid-19," The Andalusia Star News

3rd place: Shirley Crowder, “Christians Should Scatter Sunshine," The Gadsden Times

Magazine Article

1st place: Bill King, "In Over your Head?" in Mature Living Magazine

2nd place: Karen Allen, "Unexpected Blessings," in Home Life Magazine

3rd place: Grace Booth, "Duplicity," in Life Signs Magazine


1st place: LaKisha Cargill, "Betrayal," in Wildfire

2nd place: April McCay, "The Golden Leaf" in The Cullman Tribune

3rd place: Tina Posey, "Life is Like a Fragrant Rose," in The Fentress Courier

Short Story

1st place: Becky Alexander, "Connected by Kindness," in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Miracles and Divine Intervention

2nd place: Karen Allen, "The Lost Ring," in Abba's Answers

3rd place: Nancy Cowart, "He Drew Us All," in Abba's Answers

Blog Post

1st place: Mel Tavares for "Post Pandemic Grief"

2nd place: Terri Miller for "Adjusting my Focus"

3rd place: Miranda Herring for "The Blue Nights and the Heavy Things"

Honorable Mention: Katie Dale for "Always Look for the Rainbow"

Honorable Mention: A. Ray Lee for "Out of Darkness into Light"

Congratulations to all of our winners!

And thank you to the SCWC staff and dedicated judges George Daniels (professor of journalism at the University of Alabama) and Carrie Brown McWhorter (content editor for TAB Media) for selecting our winners.

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