Awards Dinner 2016

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On Wednesday, April 20, 2016, the Christchurch Writers’ Guild had our first Awards Dinner. It was a night of good fun, great company, and fantastic food.

Several CWG members were there to enjoy the fun night.
Several CWG members were there to enjoy the fun night.

Not everyone who got an award was able to attend, but the awards were well deserved by all. So here was the list.

The Cut Quill for 2016

Cut Quill 2016

This award was presented to those who submitted a snippet of tantalising story for the members to read in the month leading up to the awards dinner.

  • Shelley Chappell
  • Jenner Lichtwark (aka J. L. O’Rourke)

Bloody QuillBloody Quill 2016

This award was presented to those who submitted a death scene of moving proportions for the members to read in the month leading up to the awards dinner.

  • Shelley Chappell
  • Jesse Colvin
  • Jenner Lichtwark (aka J. L. O’Rourke)
  • Judy L Mohr
  • Angela Oliver

    Shelley Chappell with her Cut Quill and Bloody Quill. The stories were brilliant.
    Shelley Chappell with her Cut Quill and Bloody Quill. The stories were brilliant.

Flaming QuillFlaming Quill 2016

This award was presented to those who helped to spark a flame within the Guild, encouraging us to move into the future.

  • Jonelle Case
    • for promoting the ideals of the Guild.
  • Judy L Mohr
    • for all her hard work in getting the Guild to become an incorporated society and getting the workshop series off the ground
  • Angela Oliver
    • for giving the Guild site and online presence a spruce up

      Angela Oliver with her Bloody Quill, Flaming Quill and Patriotic Quill. Her efforts have not gone unnoticed.
      Angela Oliver with her Bloody Quill, Flaming Quill and Patriotic Quill. Her efforts have not gone unnoticed.

Patriotic QuillPatriotic Quill 2016

This award was presented to all those who are supportive of other Guild members, upholding the main reason for the existence of the Guild.

  • Jesse Colvin
    • Encouraging others to write
  • Janine Lattimore
    • For stepping up to become secretary when no one else would
  • Jenner Lichtwark
    • Encouraging others to actually finish and take the leap toward publication
  • Rochelle Mayes
    • Encouraging others to write
  • Angela Oliver
    • Helping others to format their manuscripts and publish
  • Francis Tanner
    • For helping others to see their own talent
  • Rata Turner
    • Encouraging others to finish writing their current manuscripts
  • Chris Yee
    • Encouraging others to write, and all his hard work with NightOwls

      Chris Yee and his well deserved Patriotic Quill
      Chris Yee and his well deserved Patriotic Quill

Sharpened QuillSharpened Quill 2016

There was an additional award presented, that a secret squirrel had coordinated with one of our overseas members. It was presented to Judy L Mohr for all the support she gave our overseas member in the USA during the editing phase of her manuscript.

In 2017, there will no doubt be a few more categories added to the list. And there will definitely be more Quills well deserved. Thank you to all those who make 2016 a year to remember.

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