BMO Winterset Award ceremony

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Published on March 21, 2014

Paul Bowdring was announced as the winner of the 2013 BMO Winterset Award for the his book "The Strangers Gallery" at a ceremony at Government House in St. John's Thursday. The award celebrates excellence in Newfoundland and Labrador writing. Photo by Rhonda Hayward/The Telegram

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Leuitenant Governor Frank Fagan addressed the audience at the 2013 BMO Winterset Award ceremony at Government House Thursday. Photo by Rhonda Hayward/The Telegram

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Reg Winsor, executive director, NL Arts Council, addressed the audience at Government House accompanied by Leiutenant Governor Frank Fagan and his wife Patricia. Photo by Rhonda Hayward/The Telegram

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The crowd eagerly waited for the winner to be announced. Photo by Rhonda Hayward/The Telegram

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Richard Gwynn gave his remarks to the crowd during the ceremony. Photo by Rhonda Hayward/The Telegram

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Juror Ruth Lawrence presented a certificate to finalist (and later winner) Paul Bowdring. Photo by Rhonda Hayward/The Telegram

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Juror Ruth Lawrence presented a certificate to finalist Carmelita McGrath. Photo by Rhonda Hayward/The Telegram

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Juror Ruth Lawrence presented a certificate to finalist Lisa Moore. Photo by Rhonda Hayward/The Telegram

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Winner of the 2013 BMO Winterset Award Paul Bowdring gives his acceptance speech after his name is announced. Photo by Rhonda Hayward/The Telegram

Published on March 21, 2014

Leiutenant Governor Frank Fagan and Richard Gwynn pose for a photo with winner Paul Bowdring (centre). Photo by Rhonda Hayward/The Telegram

Writer Paul Bowdring has been named the winner of the 2013 BMO Winterset Award for his book, “The Strangers’ Gallery.”There were 25 entries this year for the Winterset Award, administered by the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council. Other finalists were Lisa Moore for “Caught” and Carmelita McGrath for “Escape Velocity.” Bowdring's win comes with a $10,000 prize, while Moore and McGrath each receive $2,500. Photographer Rhonda Hayward was at the awards to photograph the presentations for The Telegram.

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