Missouri Center for the Book Announces Award Winners for its NEA-Funded Contest, “Word and Image”

25 July 2014

The Ozarks Chapter of the Missouri Center for the Book is pleased to announce the winners of its recent contest, “Word and Image.” Sponsored by the Missouri Center for the Book (MCB) and funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the contest aimed to celebrate and promote “book arts” in its twin aspects: the “Word” or written text that stimulates the imagination, and the lively “Image” that illuminates—or inspires—storytelling. 

First Prize under “Word” is awarded to Louis Jackson for her submission, “The Oregon Trail: Looking Back.” 

Second Prize under “Word” is awarded to Roger Pagel” for his submission, “Emancipation.”

First Prize under “Image” is awarded to Diane Siracusa for her submission, “Big Al.”

Second Prize under “Image” is awarded to Marilyn Smith for her submission, "After a Hard Day on the Farm.”

Prize for Young Adult (Under 18) submissions is awarded to Julian Pacheco for “How Music Changed My Life.”

The statewide mission of the MCB “to bring the words and ideas of books into the thoughts and lives of Missourians.” The MCB promotes the importance of books and reading to Missouri residents, celebrates the state’s literary heritage, and recognizes the contributions of Missouri’s authors, book illustrators, booksellers, publishers, librarians, and others involved in the literary arts. It is an affiliate of the national Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. 

(Please go to the website of the Missouri Center for the Book, Ozarks Chapter, for further information.)