From Our Staff | May 08, 2012

We’re excited to share the news about a stellar group of winners for this year’s Audio Competition! Winners were chosen in collaboration with guest judge Julie Shapiro of the Third Coast Audio Festival. Stay tuned in the coming months for these pieces to be released as featured podcasts on TMR’s website.





First Place: Chloe Honum “Spring”
Runner Up: Elijah Burrell “RC and Little Faye” and “Change of Song”


First Place: Beth Morgan “Sanderstown Testimonials”
Runner Up: Daniel DiStefano “The New Neighbor in Barnum and Bailey Retirement City”

Audio Documentary

First Place: Emma Weatherill “Nuns on Trial”

Honorable mention*: Rachel Coonce “A Brief Investigation into the Origins of a Cookie Memory”
Special thanks to Julie Shapiro, our many talented entrants, and to the TMR staff (especially our contest team and contest assistant Hannah Baxter) who made this year’s contest a success! Every year our contest grows, and the overall quality of the entries gets stronger, which makes choosing our winners very difficult. If you didn’t place this year, we hope you will consider submitting to the 2013 competition.

              *This entry exceeds the 10-minute time limit and so was unable to place “officially” in our contest. However, the documentary was strong enough that the editors of  The Missouri Review wanted to recognize it informally.