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Amy Writing Awards:  Beginning in 2013, The Amy Foundation is pleased to partner with World News Group.  Please visit www.worldmag.com/amyawards for more information.  World News Group will take over the administration of the awards while the Amy Foundation will continue to award the prize money.

The 2013 Amy Writing Award winners are:

Carolyn Kimmel


First Prize

Faith and service: Dillsburg doctors make a difference in the African bush

The Dillsburg Banner;

Dillsburg, PA

Jeff Chu


Second Prize

Now Serving Soul Food

Beacon; New York, NY

Billy Watkins


Third Prize

A Promise to Beth:  Widower, stepson find bond in loss

The Clarion-Ledger;

Jackson, MS

Delvyn C. Case


Fourth Prize

'The very hairs of your head are all numbered'

Portland Press Herald; Portland, ME

Jennifer Berry Hawes


Fifth Prize

Kairos ministry seeks the lost at Lieber prison

The Post and Courier;

Charleston, SC

Rusty Wright $1,000 Award of Outstanding Merit

Linsanity movie: hoops, hopes, Harvard, heaven

The Upshur Connection;

Buckhannon, WV

Charles D. Perry $1,000 Award of Outstanding Merit

Yours. Mine. His. A story of faith, family and adoption

Myrtle Beach Herald; Myrtle Beach, SC

John Dickerson $1,000 Award of Outstanding Merit

Arizona firefighter families: Is God Punishing Us?

CNN; Atlanta, GA

Christina Ryan Claypool $1,000 Award of Outstanding Merit

An Alzheimer’s caregiver’s journey: Learning to love unconditionally

Our Generation's Magazine; Lima, OH

Kira (Clark) Nelson $1,000 Award of Outstanding Merit

The spirit of Christmas: North Bend girl Julia Navidi sets and meets big charity gift goal

Snoqualmie Valley Record;

Snoqualmie, WA

Janet Marie Galyen $1,000 Award of Outstanding Merit

Bringing Lyla Home

Manchester Times;

Manchester, TN

Paul Kengor $1,000 Award of Outstanding Merit

Defender of Biblical and Natural Law

The American Spectator

Doris Mataya $1,000 Award of Outstanding Merit

Muslim Girls Denied Education Rights

The Roseburg Beacon;

Roseburg, OR

Mark Hendrickson $1,000 Award of Outstanding Merit

Uncle Sam To America's 'Wise Virgins': Drop Dead


Henry G. Brinton $1,000 Award of Outstanding Merit

“Why gun violence is a Christian issue”

The Washington Post

Congratulations to our winners!  (To read these articles, please click on the article title.)

Click here for the Press Release announcing the 2013 Amy Writing Award winners.

Later in May an e-book will be published and available for download containing the prize-winning entries.  Check back for the e-book's availability.

Pen & Sword:  

The Pen & Sword Newsletter is now digital.  Please email us at amyfoundtn@aol.com with your email address to continue receiving our quarterly newsletter.

Rusty Wright:  Webinar on “Writing to Influence non-Christians".  Free online video now available.  Writers, editors and publishers from four continents participated live in this 59-minute online session run by Magazine Training International.  Follow the link below to watch it at your leisure:

Writing to Influence non-Christians:  Could God use your talents and publications to influence non-Christians for Christ? Learn how readers think and feel, what they want, and why. Discover practical tools for analyzing your audience, including their religious persuasion, intellectual level, psychological makeup, needs, moral attitudes, issues, and heroes. This workshop provides practical ways to reach secular readers.  (Simple free registration required for video access.  Downloadable resource handout included.)

Rusty will be serving on the faculty of the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference from July 30 through August 2nd. 



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