2012 Amy Writing Award Winners

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First Place, $10,000 - Forged through fire:  A Story of Forgiveness
   Bethany Starin, Frederick Gorilla;  Frederick, MD

Second Place, $5,000 - A man's life can be changed with forgiveness

   J. Mark Fox, Burlington Times-News;  Burlington, NC

Third Place, $4,000 - Learning to forgive in a war
   Norris Burkes, Florida Times;  Melbourne, FL

Fourth Place, $3,000 - Attitude of honoring our parents promotes a sense of well-being for us
  Delvyn Case, Portland Press Herald;  Portland, ME

Fifth Place, $2,000 - J.C. Penney and the Golden Rule
  John A. Murray, The Washington Examiner

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - Tebowing in spotlight
   Jack Cavanaugh; U-T San Diego, San Diego, CA

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - Devastating immorality justifies harsh penalties
   Pierre Eade; Bucks County Courier Times;  Levittown, PA

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - 'Why didn't someone do something?' haunting
    Shane Idleman; Antelope Valley Press; Lancaster, CA

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - Redeemed:  The Scott Reynolds Story
   Jon Kleinknecht;  Galion Inquirer;  Galion, OH

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - What children see, hear really does make difference
   Carolyn R. Scheidies;  Kearney Hub;  Kearney, NE

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - We can give thanks despite tough times
   Dayle Shockley;  Beaumont Enterprise; Beaumont, TX

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - What if I don't feel love for my spouse?

  Steve Cornell;   The Morning Call;  Allentown, PA

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - A letter to August
   Billy Watkins, The Clarion-Ledger;  Jackson, MS

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - Shining the spotlight on Christ

  Kim Wier, The Daily Sentinel;  Nacogdoches, TX

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - Life is so much more than a moment in time
   Michael Helms;  The Paper;  Hoschton, GA

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2011 Amy Writing Award Winners

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First Place, $10,000 - Finding Forgiveness
   Christina Ryan Claypool, The Lima News;  Lima, OH

Second Place, $5,000 - Greater Than Willpower

   Alicea L. Jones, Georgetown View Magazine;  Georgetown, TX

Third Place, $4,000 - How Unemployment Can Be Rewarding
   Kendall Wingrove, http://dailycaller.com

Fourth Place, $3,000 - Warming Center Puts Life in Perspective
  Shelley L. Houston, The Register-Guard;  Eugene, OR

Fifth Place, $2,000 - Living Love
   Leah Shearer, www.americandaily.com

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - Reveling in Present Puts Suffering In Its Place
   Delvyn C. Case; Portland Press Herald, Portland, ME

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - Mickey Cohen's Twistian Faith
   Robert Michaels; The Benicia Herald;  Benicia, CA

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - Ricky, Don't Lose His Number
    Tom Flannery; The Carbondale News; Carbondale, PA

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - What's Love Got To Do With It?
   Steve Cornell;  Sunday News;  Lancaster, PA

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - Is Jesus Christ A Liberal Or A Conservative?
   Richard Lee Foster;  Camden News;  Camden AR

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - Evangelism:  The Latest Cool Thing
   Taryn Hutchison;  The News Herald; Morganton, NC

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - A Father's Answer

  Diana L. Keathley;   Arizona Literary Magazine;  Chandler, AZ

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - Sounds Like A Plan
   Rachel Coleman, Leader & Times;  Liberal, KS

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - Keeping Success in Perspective

  Michael Helms, The Paper;  Montgomery, AL

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - Evangelicals' Image Problem
   Rusty Wright;  www.americandaily.us

 

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2010 Amy Writing Award Winners
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First Place, $10,000 - An Unforgettable Holiday
   Ruth J. Colvin, The Post-Standard;  Syracuse, NY

Second Place, $5,000 - Seeking the Perfect Outcome

   Kendall Wingrove, www.americandaily.com

Third Place, $4,000 - Something About That Name
   Cal Thomas, The Washington Examiner

Fourth Place, $3,000 - When A Coach Had to Take a Stand
   C. Byron Buckley, The North Vernon (IN) Plain Dealer

Fifth Place, $2,000 - Wish Lists Don't Always Include Good Gifts
   Eileen Button, The Flint Journal;  Flint, MI

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - The Spiritual Pathway to March Madness
   John A Murray, The Wall Street Journal

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - Faith, Brit Hume and Tiger Woods
   Steve Cornell;  Sunday News;  Lancaster, PA

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - Deeds, Not Words, Define Who We Are
   Delvyn C. Case; Portland Press Herald, Portland, ME

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - Prayers for Hitch
   Tom Flannery; The Carbondale News; Carbondale, PA

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - Is Casual Sex Losing It's Zing?
   Rusty Wright;  www.americandaily.com

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - For Nate
   Stephen Cloud;  The Lillian; Lillian, AL

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - The Poorhouses of 'A Christmas Carol'

  David Marotta;   Charlottesville (VA) Business Journal

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - Sharing Faith With Your Kids
   Brenda J. Norris, Bangor Daily News;  Bangor, ME

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - Listen to God's View of Tolerance
  Dr. Claudia Brantley, The Spartanburg (SC) Herald-Journal

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - Christ Never Cared to Win Popularity Contests
  Robert Michaels; The Benicia Herald;  Benicia, CA

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2009 Amy Writing Award Winners
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First Place, $10,000 - Faith and Football
   Bill Campell, The Clay County Advocate-Press;  Flora, IL

Second Place, $5,000 - Birthday began year of unexpected gifts

   Rachel Coleman, The Southwest Times;  Liberal, KS

Third Place, $4,000 - Why not be reconciled today?
   Mark Fox, The Times-News;  Burlington, NC

Fourth Place, $3,000 - Tony Blair talking about God, faith
   Rusty Wright and Meg Korpi, The Sun;  San Bernardino, CA

Fifth Place, $2,000 - Ready for the Storm
   Jodi Whisenhunt, McKinney Kids Magazine;  McKinney, TX

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - What is the secret to a good marriage?
   Norris Burkes, The Elk Grove (CA) Citizen

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - The issue for conservatives is marriage
   Michael J. McManus, El Dorado (AR) Times-News

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - Out from the pews and into Paraguay
   Mary Cinadr; The Saratogian, Saratoga Springs, NY

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - Follow You, Will You Follow Me?
   Janice Lane Palko; Northern Connection Magazine; Pittsburgh, PA

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - Capitalism is convenient scapegoat
   Bill Dunn;  Republican-American, Waterbury, CT

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - We need models of conduct, faithfulness
   Rev. Steve Cornell;  The Morning Call; Allentown, PA

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - Logic isn't mightier than Word

   Dr. Claudia Brantley, The Herald-Journal;  Spartanburg, SC

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - Kayaking for Dummies
   Patty Mondore, Thousand Islands Sun;  Alexandria Bay, NY

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - Prepare for uncertain times with faith, health insurance
   Dr. Delvyn C. Case, Jr.; Portland (ME) Press Herald

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - Preparation pays dividends
  Ed Jordan; Idaho State Journal;  Pocatello, ID

 

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2008 Amy Writing Award Winners
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First Place, $10,000 - OK, Virginia, There's No Santa Claus.  But There Is God
   Tony Woodlief, The Wall Street Journal (NY)

Second Place, $5,000 - Business Unusual

   Cal Thomas, The Citizen;  Fayetteville, GA

Third Place, $4,000 - We Are the RV Care-A-Vanners
   Nancy Hoag, The Pagosa Springs (CO) SUN

Fourth Place, $3,000 - Life is always most beautiful choice
   Jan White, Andalusia (AL) Star-News

Fifth Place, $2,000 - An unforgettable Christmas aeromedical evacuation
   Robert B. Robeson, Valentine Midland (NE) News

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - Soldier's Sacrifice Can't Be Ignored
   Derek Maul, The Tampa (FL) Tribune

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - What's On Your Bucket List?
   Dr. Michael Helms, The Moultrie (GA) Observer

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - Investing in your spiritual wealth
   David Marotta; The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - A love we can live with
   Dr. Delvyn C. Case, Jr.; Portland (ME) Press Herald

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - Letting go of hatred, moving on with forgiveness
   Paul Pinkham;  The Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville, FL

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - The challenge of affluence
   Mark Hendrickson, Ph.D., The Washington Times

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - Pastor Father is God's love personified

   Brenda J. Norris, The Bangor (ME) Daily News

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - Bible shows the way out of sin and addiction
   John B. Freeman, Philadelphia (PA) Daily News

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - Oprah's church:  Celebrating all beliefs
   Rev. Steve Cornell;  The Morning Call; Allentown, PA

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - Thanksgiving for my country and my God!
   Doris Mataya;  The Roseburg (OR) Beacon

 

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2007 Amy Writing Award Winners
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First Place, $10,000 - Lovie, Tony A "Super" Pair
   Tom Flannery, Carbondale (PA) News

Second Place, $5,000 - A Teacher With Faith and Reason

   Jeff Jacoby, Boston (MA) Sunday Globe

Third Place, $4,000 - Street Gangs and Sons of Our Society:  A Cry for Daddy
   Gordon Dalbey, Santa Barbara (CA) News-Press

Fourth Place, $3,000 - Mother Teresa's Dark Night of Faith
   Bishop Raymundo J. Peña, Brownsville (TX) Herald

Fifth Place, $2,000 - Draw Me Nearer
   Roy Borges, Inside Journal)

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - Gift of Love Transcends the Material
   Dr. Delvyn Case, Jr., The Portland (ME) Press Herald

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - The Chief's Sacrifice
   Pastor Roger Richards, Adirondack (NY) Journal

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - Do Things Really "Just Happen?"
   ChristyAnne Dickson; The Post, Texas City, TX

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - Gerald R. Ford:  Prayers of a Healer
   Kendall Wingrove; The Town Courier, East Lansing, MI

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - Modesty:  New Wave for an Old Virtue
   Linda White;  The Free Lance-Star, Fredericksburg, VA

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - Ethics Has a Place in Modern Science
   Gene Fant, The Jackson (TN) Sun

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - Rise in Atheism Includes Condescending Attitude Towards People of Faith

   Hal Tarleton, The Wilson (NC) Daily Times

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - "This Just In..."  Could "Breaking News" Be Breaking Us?
   Chelsey Poncé, The Marion (IN) Chronicle-Tribune

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - One Simple Rule Fixes All Behavior Problems
   Rachel Coleman;  The Southwest Daily Times, Liberal, KS

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - God Uses Failures in Life to Bring About Success
   Bill Ellis;  Herald & Review, Decatur, IL

 

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2006 Amy Writing Award Winners
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First Place, $10,000 - Forgiveness is the Key to Unlocking Hatred
Jan White (The Andalusia Star-News; Andalusia, AL)

Second Place, $5,000 - It's Time To Forgive

Dr. Sam L. Smith (Jacksonville Daily Progress; Jacksonville, TX)

Third Place, $4,000 - What's Behind Today's Epidemic of Teacher-Student Sex?
David Kupelian (Whistleblower; Medford, OR)

Fourth Place, $3,000 - Does God Want You To Be Rich?
David Van Biema and Jeff Chu (TIME Magazine)

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Fifth Place, $2,000 - The Roads of Life
Guy Keeler (The Fresno Bee; Fresno, CA)

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - Greatest Story of Forgiveness
Gregory J. Rummo (New Jersey Sunday Herald)

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - A Glad Father Enjoys the Fruit of His Labor
J. Mark Fox (Burlington Times-News; Burlington, NC)

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - The Silence of God
Jeff Jacoby (The Boston Globe)

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - Seeing God In Science
Tom Flannery (The Carbondale News;  Carbondale, PA )

Award of Outstanding Merit,$1,000 - Bonhoeffer Would Have Decried 21st-Century 'Lukewarm' Church
Debbie Thurman (The News & Advance; Lynchburg, VA)

Award of Outstanding Merit,$1,000 - A Veterans Story of Faith, Courage, and the Light
Robert B. Robeson (Valentine Midland News; Valentine, NE)

Award of Outstanding Merit,$1,000 - People Don't Forget What You Are Made Of
Rev. Michael Helms (The Moultrie Observer; Moultrie, GA)

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - God So Loved The Whole World
Margaret Kiwiet (Fort Worth Star Telegram; Fort Worth, TX)

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - Christian Men Confront Two Codes
Michael Leamon (The Morning Call; Bethlehem, PA)

Award of Outstanding Merit, $1,000 - Rosie O'Donnell's 'Radical' Statement
Tina Krause (The Times; Munster, IN)

 

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