Norah Charles

"The Center of the American West's Thompson Awards provided me the rare opportunity to share my creative work with a community of like-minded readers whose love of the Western spirit and landscape ensure artistic works exploring this region remain a part of our contemporary dialogue."

~Norah Charles

2006 Thompson Award Winner

Academics

Thompson Writing Awards

Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Thompson Writing Awards! Click here to read the winning entries and John Vernon’s Ten Commandments for Writers.

Check back in the fall for the 2016 entry deadline and information about next year’s contest.