The following poets have won the prizes indicated in each category. An Awards Ceremony was held Sunday, April 27, 2008 at the Marriott Ontario Airport Hotel in Ontario, beginning at 9:30 am, in which all poems were read and prizes awarded.

Place   Poet Poem
Category 1. Theme: Choices
1st Ed Bearden Boomer
Category 2. Fixed Forms
1st Carol Frith Brief Report near Vernal Equinox
2nd Margaret Ellis Hill At Sunset
3rd Deborah P Kolodji Winter Beach
HM 1 Joyce Odam Their Perfect Love
HM 2 William Preston Along the Lakeshore
HM 3 Phyllis Williams Seniors Making Art
HM 4 Nora M Radaikin Winter Solstice
HM 5 Norma Kohout Marsh in December Rain
Category 3. Short Poem
1st Cleo Griffith Nightwine
2nd Joyce Elaine Wheeler, Ed.D. Autumn
3rd Norma Kohout Seeing Yosemite for the First Time
HM 1 Ed Bearden A New Beginning
HM 2 William Preston Cradle
HM 3 Roberta Bearden Winter
HM 4 Ruth Dosmar Sipper Consciousness of Self
Category 4. Any Subject, Any Style
1st Ed Bearden The Great Wave
2nd Mary Rudge The Poets
3rd Elsie Whitlow Feliz If I Lived on the Moon
HM 1 Katy Brown Royal Vigil
HM 2 Margaret Ellis Hill Watching Terry at Ten
HM 3 Nancee Kinkaid Maya Herasto Says
HM 4 Rick Thielo Portrait of Lotte Franzos
HM 5 Marlene Hitt Those Rocks
Catergory 5. Light or Humorous Poem
1st Katharine Wilson My Stuffed Animals
2nd Elaine Lazzeroni Beware
3rd Norma MacDonald The Best of Both Worlds
HM 1 Deborah P Kolodji LA photo shoot
HM 2 Marjorie M. Voigt Obese or not to be
HM 3 Joyce Elaine Wheeler, Ed. D. A Risk Free Confession
HM 4 William Preston How Fast Was Walter Johnson?
HM 5 Elizabeth 'Betty' Provost Cast Off!
Category 6. Nature
1st Norma MacDonald On the Prairie
2nd Nora M Radaikin Blue Heron
3rd Deborah P Kolodji Eagle Eyes
HM 1 Adela Chang Aurora
HM 2 Lee Collins A Honey of a Goodbye Note
HM 3 Elsie Whitlow Feliz The Dunes
HM 4 William Preston Ocotillo
HM 5 Roberta Bearden Fog
Category 7. Science and Technology
1st debee loyd one new thing
2nd Joyce Elaine Wheeler, Ed. D. Life Search
3rd Connie Post Trip Wires
HM 1 Lynn M. Hansen Edges
HM 2 Lucille Lang Day Fate of the Universe
HM 3 Nancy Fowler Genesis 2
HM 4 Katy Brown I've seen them do it a hundred times
Category 8. Lois Jeannette Dalton Memorial Award: any aspect of Humanity
1st Susan Beem Early Retirement
2nd Lynn M. Hansen When Grandpa Makes Breakfast
3rd Laverne Frith By Arrangement, Going North
HM 1 David Lapierre The Gifting Spirit
HM 2 Ruth Dosmar Sipper As You Are
HM 3 Joyce Odam The Stubborn Touch of Winter
HM 4 Jacqueline Lunianski Great-Grandmother
HM 5 Justin David Todd The Greatest Fear
Category 9. Anona McConaghy Memorial Award: any aspect of Friendship
1st Deborah P Kolodji Near the Koi Pond
2nd Joyce Odam Soothings
3rd Rick Thielo Our Last Lunch
HM 1 Linda Marie Prather Just Thinking
HM 2 William Preston Old Buddies
HM 3 Ursula T. Gibson Privacy
HM 4 Steve McCord My Friend Says: No!
HM 5 Nancy Fowler On Seeing Ladies in Lavender at the CineArts Theater
Category 10. Roscoe Fortson Memorial Award: Looking Backward
1st Cleo Fellers Kocol We Passed Go
2nd Norma Kohout Three Old Barns
3rd Katherine Sherin Zauner Growing Game
HM 1 Katy Brown Waking Up in Enloe Hospital after Ear Surgery, Summer 1957
HM 2 Elsie Whitlow Feliz By the Warm Stove
HM 3 Lucille Lang Day Shoplifter
HM 4 Janine Margiotta Shell Seekers
HM 5 Elaine Lazzeroni Advice
Category 11. Pegasus Buchanan Memorial Award: any subject Rhymed & Metered
1st Carol Frith Seated Woman in Partial Sunlight
2nd Joyce Odam The Times Between
3rd Deborah P Kolodji Autumn Leaves
HM 1 Steve McCord Noteworthy
HM 2 Selma Calnan Clamoring Books
HM 3 William Preston Prelate
HM 4 Norberta E. Fullen I'll Never Forget
HM 5 Claire J Baker Yellow Kitchen
Category 12. Executive Board: Jumping Ship
1st Elsie Whitlow Feliz The Speedy Demon
2nd Norma Kohout Think Like a Minstrel
3rd Joyce Odam Mind Travel

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