First Place – Fantasy Fiction
August 18 – 20, 2017 Dick and I went to the CIPA Awards Banquet in Denver, Co. The banquet was held at the Forney Museum of Transportation in Denver. It was an exciting night for us. My book, An Amazing Circus of Phonograms Act 2 placed in the three categories which we won finalist in. In the category – Fiction Fantasy, I won first place. In the category – Chlidren’s Story Books, I placed second, and in the category of Children’s Illustrations, I placed third. We had a wonderful dinner and met many other authors. They have been giving out these awards for the past 23 years to self published writers. They based the winners on points. On some awards there were no first or second places. One of the first criteria was there could be no more than 1 error in 5 random pages, including punctuation. There was a lot of competition. About 150 people attended the banquet. Some winners were not present. It was a thrill to be there in person to receive the awards.
Second Place – Children’s Story Books
Third Place – Children’s Illustrations