Pagosa Springs Artists

Welcome to The Bonnie J. Manion Poetry Site

Awards and Honors

Year Contest and Poem Award
2000 Saint David's Christian Writers Conference contest
for  "Humankind"
Light Poetry, 2nd Place
2002 Poets of the Vineyard contest
for   "Sacramental Wine"
Wine-theme, Third Place
2002 POV  contest 
for   "Recipe for a Universe"
Free Verse, Hon. Mention
2004 St. David's Christian Writers Conference contest
for  "The Gift"
Serious Poetry, First Place
2007 Illinois State Poetry Society contest
for  "Two Weeks In"
Free Verse,Third Place
2008 Sacred Arts Festival, Poetry contest
for   "During Chemo"
Juror's Choice Award
2008 SAF contest
for   "A Night Like This"
Hon. Mention
2009 St. David's Christian Writers Conf. contest
for   "Embers"
Serious Poetry, Third Place
2009 SDCWC contest
for   "Crime of the Century"
Persuasive Nonfiction, 2nd
2009 Sacred Arts Festival Poetry contest
 for   "Chrissie's Garden"
Hon. Mention
2010 New Millenium Writings contest
 for   "Embers"
contest semi-finalist
2010 LONE STARS contest
 for   "Our First Thousand Days""
Honorable Mention.
2012 Saint David's Christian Writers' Conf. Contest
 for   "Winning""
Honorable Mention.
2013  "The Demise of the Winter Coat"   Rockford Writers' Guild contest A winner
2013  "The Starrie Night"   LONE STARS Poetry Contest Honorable Mention
2017 Highland Park, IL 2017 Poetry Challenge   "Illinois Prairie"   Honorable Mention
2017 Chicago Poets & Patrons Assn.  "Lullaby of the Ghetto"   First Place in Chicago Poems
2017 Chicago Poets & Patrons Assn.    "Mowing"   Hon. Mention in Midwest Poems
2018 Chicago Poets & Patrons Contest    "An Urban Snapshot"   First Place in the Chicago Diversity category
2019 Rockford Writers Guild's winter poetry contest with a snow theme    "Snow Days"   First Place
2019 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville branch' annual poetry contest adult category    "An Urban Snapshot"   First Place



Poem of the Month

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