Two Lawrence writers took top honors in the ninth annual Kansas Voices writing competition, held by the Winfield Arts and Humanities Council.
More than 300 authors submitted about 800 short stories and poems for the competition.
Leslie Reynard, director of communications at the Kansas University school of business and a doctoral candidate in American studies at KU, won first in the adult prose division for her short story ``The Stone Egg.''
Evan Grosshans, a sophomore at Lawrence High School and a percussionist with the LHS band, won in the youth poetry category for his work ``Rapid Eye Mortuary.''
All entrants must live in Kansas and all entries must be unpublished.
The winning works will be read during an awards presentation May 2 in Winfield, during the Kanza Days celebration.