Laura Runyan of Ames received a $1,000 Des Moines Area Community College Foundation Scholarship for taking first place in the annual DMACC District-wide Creative Writing Contest. Benjamin Rittgers of Ames received a $500 scholarship for his second place finish.
Tony Guerra of Ankeny received a $100 poetry prize for first place; Brianna Brawley of Newton placed second and was awarded a $50 poetry prize; Nora Mandil of Windsor Heights received a $25 poetry prize for third.
Fiction prizes were awarded to Michael Rutledge of Des Moines for first place, $100; second-place $50 prize to Kevin Cook of Newton; and third-place $25 prize to Ann Voight of Des Moines.
The prizes were provided from the DMACC Foundation, the Ankeny Campus Student Activities Council and the Science and Humanities Department.