Congratulations to the 2018 Thompson Awards for Western American Writing winners!

The Center of the American West hosted the 19th annual Thompson Awards banquet on April 27th, 2018 on the CU Boulder campus. At this event, winners and honorable mentions were honored with certificates and cash awards, and the winners in each category gave short readings of their work. The keynote speaker for this year’s banquet was Hannah Nordhaus, author of American Ghost. Thank you to Jack and Jeannie Thompson for making this contest possible, and to our fantastic volunteer judges for their keen literary eyes.

Visit our WINNERS page to read this and previous years winning entries.

CU BOULDER students, please keep in mind that you can enter next year. Details for next year’s contest will be up on our website shortly.