Congratulations to the 2021 Thompson Awards for Western American Writing – And Video winners!

The Center of the American West hosted a Zoom event to celebrate the 22nd annual Thompson Awards on April 28th, 2021.

In this intimate early evening gathering, judges from each category introduced both the winners and the honorable mentions. The ‘audience’ then listened to the authors read excerpts and show video clips from their winning entries. The creators’ intellect, talent, and passion were on full display.

Thank you to Jack and Jeannie Thompson for making this contest possible, and to our fantastic volunteer judges.

Visit our WINNERS page to read this and previous year’s winning entries.

Pictured from left to right: Cayden Stice, Eileen Roscina, Jessica Jane Voveris, Luke J. Eberwein, Clayton Montgomery, Vanessa Gabel, Annika Elizabeth Rollock, Lisa Muschinski, and Caroline Eleanor Wiygul.