Complete List of 2018 SBWC Contest Winners & Honorable Mentions

Thank you to everyone who sent in writing for the 2018 SBWC writing contests. And congratulations to each of you for entering and being willing to share your work.

Below is a listing of the full SBWC tuition scholarship winners for the 2018 conference as well as honorable mentions. 

This year the writing was a cut above and we have named quite a few honorable mentions, all in alphabetical order under each category. 



Jerry Anderson from Escondido, CA (Full Scholarship)

Honorable Mention

  • Sue D. Gelber from Denver, CO
  • Malu Paradise Lujan from Berkeley, CA
  • Nove Meyers from Port Orchard, WA
  • Nate Streeper from Santa Barbara, CA



Nancy Allen from Lynchburg, VA (Full Scholarship)

Honorable Mention

  • Angela Borda from Santa Barbara, CA
  • Ted Chiles from Santa Barbara, CA



Honorable Mention

  • Chris Carney from Santa Barbara, CA
  • Mary Hill-Wagner from Montclair, CA
  • Brett Hullinger from Draper, UT



Jordan O’Halloran from Middletown, CA  (Full Scholarship)



Deborah Sue George from Los Angeles, CA (Full Scholarship)

Honorable mention

  • Dorthea Hubble Bonneau from Davis, CA
  • Chris Carney from Santa Barbara, CA
  • Ken McAlpine from Ventura, CA
  • Jill Stegman from Grover Beach, CA
  • Val Urbat from Newport, WA
  • Lennox Wiseley from Porter Ranch, CA


Congrats to all,
Grace Rachow, SBWC Director