Magazines mailed

The Crowder Quill literary-art magazine contest of Crowder College has announced the winners of the annual contest and mailed the completed magazines.  

For the 2020 contest and 40th annual anniversary, 1257 entries were received, which is a record number of participants.  Winning entrants receive a certificate and are published in the magazine; this year, 106 awards were presented.  

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommended no public gatherings, so there was not a public awards ceremony this year. Awards and magazines were mailed to winners. Magazines will be made available to the communities and high schools surrounding Crowder College as well as its campuses in Neosho, Pineville, Cassville, Joplin, and Webb City. 

Art and literary submissions are accepted at http://www.CrowderQuill.com from May 1 to Feb. 1 each year. Categories are fiction, nonfiction, poetry, 2D art, 3D art, digital art, color photography, and black and white photography.  

Contest divisions are high school, Crowder College students, and community members. High school gold winners in each division receive a $500 scholarship, which is funded by the art and communication departments. 

The magazine was dedicated this year to healthcare professionals and frontline workers of Covid-19 as well as to Terry Ray Clarkson, Crowder College employee and supporter of the Quill, who passed away during the pandemic.  

2020 staff are as follows: Jaime Bratton, Neosho; Bretton Cole, Neosho; Caleb Curtis, Anderson; Korby Fenske, Clever; Jacob Hall, Stockton; J.T. Overturf, Archie; Glory Reitz, Neosho; and Latonia Bailey, staff adviser.  

Original founding staff members were as follows: Cheryl Ball, Patti Bowman, James Paul (JP) Dickey, Sally Geeding, Sandy JordanLee Ann Sontheimer Murphy, Wesley Watkins, and Dan Richard, adviser. 

Begun in 1980, the Crowder Quill is published annually by the Magazine Production class at Crowder College. The mission statement is “to encourage and showcase the creative abilities of local writers, artists, and photographers as well as provide a cultural and link between Crowder College and our surrounding communities.” 

For more information, contact Quill@crowder.edu.

The winning entrants are as follows, sorted by hometown:  

City 

First 

Last 

Category 

Award 

Division 

High school 

Anderson 

Abbigail 

Beaver 

Color Photo 

Bronze 

High school  

McDonald County  

Anderson 

Gracie 

Brown 

Nonfiction 

Gold 

High school  

McDonald County  

Anderson 

Breanna  

Chamness 

Color Photo 

Honorable Mention 

High school  

McDonald County  

Anderson 

Jackson 

Clarkson 

Nonfiction 

Honorable Mention 

High school  

McDonald County  

Anderson 

Cindrea 

Phelps 

Fiction 

Honorable Mention 

High school  

McDonald County  

Anderson 

Zachary 

Robinson 

2D Art 

Honorable Mention 

High school  

McDonald County  

Anderson 

Leandra 

Toomoth 

B&W Photo 

Bronze 

Community  

 

Anderson 

Henri 

Whitehead 

Poetry 

Gold 

Community  

 

Archie 

Joseph 

Overturf 

2D Art 

Staff 

Staff 

 

Bartlett 

Diamond 

Bogle 

B&W Photo 

Gold 

Community  

 

Bartlett 

Diamond 

Bogle 

Poetry 

Bronze 

Community  

 

Bella Vista 

Brittaney 

Mann 

Poetry 

Silver 

High school  

McDonald County  

Carl Junction 

Carly 

Abts 

3D Art 

Honorable Mention 

High school  

Carl Junction 

Carl Junction 

Madelyn 

Bailey 

Fiction 

Honorable Mention 

High school  

Carl Junction HS 

Carl Junction 

Madelyn 

Bailey 

Poetry 

Honorable Mention 

High school  

Carl Junction HS  

Carl Junction 

Adrian 

Bittner 

2D Art 

Silver 

High school  

Carl Junction HS 

Carl Junction 

Adrian 

Bittner 

Digital Art 

Gold 

High school  

Carl Junction HS 

Carl Junction 

Alexandra 

Boman 

2D Art 

Honorable Mention 

High school  

Carl Junction HS 

Carl Junction 

Ryan 

Dean 

Fiction 

Silver 

High school  

Carl Junction HS 

Carl Junction 

Savannah 

Dillard 

Poetry 

Gold 

High school  

Thomas Jefferson  

Carl Junction 

Rhiannon 

Kennedy 

3D Art 

Bronze 

High school  

Carl Junction HS 

Carl Junction 

Atley 

Wright 

Digital Art 

Silver 

High school  

Carl Junction HS 

Carterville 

Vicki 

Turner 

Fiction 

Silver 

Community  

 

Carthage 

Sydney 

Hartless 

2D Art 

Honorable Mention 

Crowder  

 

Carthage 

Haleigh 

Pittman 

Color Photo 

Silver 

High school  

Diamond HS 

Carthage  

Cheyenne 

Lasiter 

Color Photo 

Honorable Mention 

Crowder  

 

Casper 

Jamie 

Abbiatti 

Nonfiction 

Silver 

Crowder  

 

Diamond 

Lindsey 

Hobson 

Fiction 

Gold 

Community  

 

Diamond 

Lindsey 

Hobson 

Poetry 

Honorable Mention 

Community  

 

Diamond 

Josslyn 

Thompson 

2D Art 

Bronze 

High school  

Diamond HS 

El Dorado Springs 

Mike  

Snyder 

B&W Photo 

Honorable Mention 

Community  

 

El Dorado Springs 

Jennifer  

Snyder 

Color Photo 

Gold 

Community  

 

El Dorado Springs 

Jennifer  

Snyder 

Digital Art 

Honorable Mention 

Community  

 

El Dorado Springs 

Mike  

Snyder 

Digital Art 

Silver 

Community  

 

Exeter 

Tyler 

Dallis 

3D Art 

Silver 

Community  

 

Exeter 

Anah 

Dover 

B&W Photo 

Gold 

Crowder  

 

Goodman 

Cheyenne 

McCormick 

Digital Art 

Bronze 

High school  

McDonald County HS 

Goodman 

Elizabeth 

Riggins 

B&W Photo 

Silver 

Crowder  

 

Goodman 

Aaliyah 

Rubio 

3D Art 

Gold 

High school  

McDonald County HS 

Goodman 

Ashton 

Shehan 

B&W Photo 

Honorable Mention 

High school  

McDonald County HS 

Goodman 

Hannah 

Tilley 

Color Photo 

Bronze 

Community  

 

Goodman 

Taylor 

Tyson 

2D Art 

Gold 

High school  

McDonald County HS 

Goodman 

Theresa 

Walthall 

2D Art 

Gold 

Community  

 

Goodman 

Theresa 

Walthall 

3D Art 

Gold 

Community  

 

Granby 

Vanessa  

Shaw 

2D Art 

Silver 

Crowder  

 

Granby 

Pachia 

Yang 

Poetry 

Honorable Mention 

Crowder  

 

Jane 

Cali 

Townsend 

B&W Photo 

Bronze 

High school  

McDonald County HS 

Jasper 

Sasha 

Ball Rives 

Nonfiction 

Gold 

Community  

 

Joplin 

Braden 

Bare 

Digital Art 

Silver 

Crowder  

 

Joplin 

Jaime  

Bratton 

Fiction 

Publishable 

Staff 

 

Joplin 

Allie 

Danner 

3D Art 

Honorable Mention 

High school  

Diamond HS 

Joplin 

Maxwell 

Heckman 

B&W Photo 

Bronze 

Crowder  

 

Joplin 

Maxwell 

Heckman 

Digital Art 

Gold 

Crowder  

 

Joplin 

Kherz’den 

Humphrey 

Fiction 

Gold 

Crowder  

 

Joplin 

Maegen 

Lightner 

Color Photo 

Silver 

Community  

 

Joplin 

Nellie 

Mitchell 

2D Art 

Silver 

Community  

 

Joplin 

Nellie 

Mitchell 

3D Art 

Honorable Mention 

Community  

 

Joplin 

Billie Holladay 

Skelley 

Fiction 

Bronze 

Community  

 

Joplin 

Billie Holladay 

Skelley 

Nonfiction 

Honorable Mention 

Community  

 

Kansas City 

Tyler 

Porras 

2D Art 

Gold 

Crowder  

 

Lockwood 

Samantha 

Patton 

Nonfiction 

Gold 

Crowder  

 

Monett 

Dorice 

Baty 

Poetry 

Silver 

Community  

 

Monett 

Alyson 

Massardo 

Color Photo 

Honorable Mention 

High school  

Monett HS 

Monett 

Alyson 

Massardo 

Digital Art 

Honorable Mention 

High school  

Monett HS 

Monett 

Grace 

Wormington 

Fiction 

Silver 

Crowder  

 

Monett 

Joby 

Young 

Color Photo 

Gold 

Crowder  

 

Neosho 

Nicole 

Ambrose 

B&W Photo 

Gold 

High school  

Neosho HS 

Neosho 

Latonia 

Bailey 

B&W Photo 

Publishable 

Staff 

 

Neosho 

Latonia 

Bailey 

Color Photo 

Publishable 

Staff 

 

Neosho 

Ashley 

Blake 

Color Photo 

Bronze 

Crowder  

 

Neosho 

Charlotte 

Boettler 

2D Art 

Honorable Mention 

High school  

Neosho HS 

Neosho 

Bretton  

Cole 

Color Photo 

Publishable 

Staff 

 

Neosho 

Nayelis 

Colon 

Poetry 

Bronze 

Crowder  

 

Neosho 

Shelia 

Dossey 

Color Photo 

Silver 

Crowder  

 

Neosho 

Carter 

Francisco 

Fiction 

Bronze 

High school  

Neosho Christian School 

Neosho 

Derrick 

Griffith 

Digital Art 

Honorable Mention 

Crowder  

 

Neosho 

Master Lucas 

Hall 

3D Art 

Silver 

High school  

Homeschool 

Neosho 

Jacob  

Hall 

Color Photo 

Publishable 

Staff 

 

Neosho 

Sandy 

Jordan 

Nonfiction 

Special Merit 

Community  

 

Neosho 

Jaclyn 

Kidd 

Digital Art 

Bronze 

Community  

 

Neosho 

Jacqueline 

Orosco 

2D Art 

Bronze 

Community  

 

Neosho 

Jacqueline 

Orosco 

2D Art 

Cover 

Community  

 

Neosho 

Jacqueline 

Orosco 

Poetry 

Honorable Mention 

Community  

 

Neosho 

Laurel 

Pevahouse 

3D Art 

Honorable Mention 

High school  

Neosho HS 

Neosho 

Cesar 

Piedrasanta  

2D Art 

Bronze 

Crowder  

 

Neosho 

Suzanne 

Ratcliff 

2D Art 

Honorable Mention 

Community  

 

Neosho 

Glory  

Reitz 

Nonfiction 

Publishable 

Staff 

 

Neosho 

Lynette 

VanWinkle 

Poetry 

Gold 

Crowder  

 

Pierce City 

Jennifer 

Conner 

B&W Photo 

Silver 

Community  

 

Pierce City 

Jennifer 

Conner 

Color Photo 

Honorable Mention 

Community  

 

Pierce City 

Jennifer 

Conner 

Fiction 

Honorable Mention 

Community  

 

Pierce City 

Jennifer 

Conner 

Nonfiction 

Bronze 

Community  

 

Pineville 

Kiara  

Manion 

Fiction 

Gold 

High school  

McDonald County HS 

Pineville 

Garrett  

Spears 

Nonfiction 

Bronze 

High school  

McDonald County HS 

Purdy 

Kayla 

Branstetter 

Nonfiction 

Silver 

Community  

 

Purdy 

Jaci 

Moore 

Nonfiction 

Silver 

High school  

Purdy HS 

Rocky Comfort 

Makayla 

Barnhill 

Color Photo 

Gold 

High school  

McDonald County HS 

Seneca  

Erin 

Poor 

3D Art 

Gold 

Crowder  

 

Southwest City 

Jennifer  

Martinez  

Color Photo 

Honorable Mention 

High school  

McDonald County HS 

Southwest City 

Jennifer  

Martinez  

Poetry 

Honorable Mention 

High school  

McDonald County HS 

Stark City 

Lily 

Monroe 

B&W Photo 

Silver 

High school  

Monroe Homeschool 

Stella 

Sara 

Lutman 

Poetry 

Bronze 

High school  

McDonald County HS 

Webb City 

Jammie 

Graves 

Digital Art 

Gold 

Community  

 

Webb City 

Alyssa 

Logan 

Digital Art 

Bronze 

Crowder  

 

Webb City 

Abigail 

Russell 

Poetry 

Silver 

Crowder  

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