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Winners from the Reader’s 2015 Photo Contest
Written By: Administrator
Section: Art

Category: Photography

2015-06-11 11:46:03

Many thanks to those who submitted entries to our 2015 photography contest, with the categories “On the Waterfront,” “School’s Out,” “Summer in the City,” and “Hot Stuff!” Our favorites are presented here, along with any comments from the photographer. Click on each photo for a larger version.

Photo by Terry Skaggs

Summer in the City, Second Place
Terry Skaggs

“Because of road construction, we had the bridge to ourselves. We floated there for a time with the sound of a ballgame in the stadium on one side and music from Ya Maka My Weekend on the other. It was a dreamlike no man’s land where the sunset roared in reds and golds. We were happily abandoned between two worlds, alone among the crowds.”

Photo by Aric Keil

Hot Stuff, Third Place
Aric Keil

“Clouds of steam rising from the Excelsior Geyser in Yellowstone National Park.”


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“I’m with the Banned!”: Winners and Favorites from Our 2014 Short-Fiction Contest
Written By: Administrator
Section: News/Features

Category: Literature

2014-09-18 11:30:24

Our challenged-books-themed “I’m with the Banned!” short-fiction contest drew 52 entries, and we’re pleased to present 22 of our favorite stories here. Authors were required to include one of 20 prompts from frequently banned or challenged books (the full list is at RCReader.com/y/fiction) and were limited to 250 words beyond that.

We’ll be hosting a reading of winning and favorite entries at 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 25, at the Bettendorf Public Library (2950 Learning Campus Drive). We hope to see you there to help celebrate Banned Books Week!


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Enter the Reader’s 2014 Short-Fiction Contest: I’m with the Banned! Deadline September 2!
Written By: Administrator
Section: News/Features

Category: Literature

2014-07-17 18:53:57

For our 2014 short-fiction contest – co-sponsored by the Bettendorf Public Library – we’re celebrating banned and challenged books. Our 20 prompts are all drawn from famous (and sometimes infamous) novels that school boards, governments, or other arbiters of taste and morality didn’t want people to read.

The deadline for entries is September 2.

We’ll publish winners and favorites in the September 18 issue of the River Cities’ Reader – just in time for Banned Books Week, which this year runs September 21 through 27.

We’re also planning an event featuring readings of winning and favorite stories at 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 25, in the Bettendorf Room of the Bettendorf Public Library. More details will be announced later.


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Winners from the River Cities’ Reader’s 2014 Photo Contest
Written By: Administrator
Section: Art

Category: Photography

2014-05-29 11:57:17

We received 116 entries in our 2014 Photo Contest in four categories: Fun in the Sun, In the Garden, Summer Nights, and Heat Wave. We’re happy to present this selection of winners.

Thanks to all who entered!


Mary Scott
Heat Wave, First Place
“Taken near the Santa Monica beach along the bike path. Although it was nearing the end of the day it was still very hot.”


Tom Pickering
Heat Wave, Second Place
“Photographed at a luau in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii.”


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Enter the River Cities’ Reader’s 2014 Photo Contest! May 9 Deadline!
Written By: Administrator
Section: Art

Category: Photography

2014-03-27 14:20:40

A 2013 photo-contest winner by Jess Ellis

The theme for the River Cities’ Reader 2014 photography contest is summer – in large part because we want to erase memories of our beastly winter.

The four categories are “Fun in the Sun,” “In the Garden,” “Heat Wave,” and “Summer Nights.”

The deadline for entries is May 9, and the rules are below. We plan to publish the winners in our May 29 issue.

(The photo above, by Jess Ellis, is a winner from our 2013 contest, incidentally.)


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