At the Awards Ceremony, the Published Book Contest winners will be announced. Authors will be recognized for their work in four categories: novel, nonfiction, youth fiction, and collections (prose anthologies, chapbooks, etc.). The Gold and Silver Quill will be awarded to authors in each category, along with Recommended Read Quills for the best runners up. One grand prize, the Diamond Quill, will be awarded to the best overall entry from all categories. The LUW Writing Contest winners will also be announced. This contest recognizes authors and poets in eighteen categories in poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. Prizes include recognition, a chance to be published in the annual collection of winners, and a cash award.

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