Humor Contest Winners Announced – ThinkingFunny22

This year’s contest saw 77 entrants in three categories: Humor-For-Serious-Subjects, Family-Friendly Humor, and Travel-Memoirs. The judges said that they had a tough job because so many of the pieces were just hilarious.

Below are the winners and their prizes. Each winner also gets a free-pass for two for the ThinkingFunny22, Saturday, April 2, 2022, conference. They are all invited to present their stories, by reading them aloud, during the event’s after-party.

And as a thank-you for entering, the other entrants are all being offered a substantial discount for their entry. Those emails will be going out shortly.

Finally, I want to thank our panel of judges for the time and thought that went into their work. True, they all reported having a lot of laughs and feeling better after the judging. But it’s still a tricky job making those calls.

The winners:

Family Friendly Stories

First prize – $100 – “Death By Circus Peanuts,” Jillian Van Hefty, Waconia, Minnesota

Second place – $50 – “Raisin’ Loaves,” by B.A. Sarvey, Newport, New York

Honorable mention – $25 – “Zoom and the Spectrum” by Jennifer Berger, Flushing, New York

Humor For Serious Subjects

First prize – $100 – “Once Upon a Universe,” by Mallessa James, Henrico, Virginia

Second place – $50 – “Blood Heroes,” by Linda Kay Hardie, Reno, Nevada

Honorable mention – $25 – “Good Morning Heart Attack,” by Howard Levinson, Williamsburg, Missouri


First prize – $100 – “Water Aerobics,” by Lisa Pertoso, Beacon, New York

Second place – $50 – “Ms. Adventures in the Amazon,” by Barbara Ingber, Richmond, Virginia

Honorable mention – $25 – “Jose, Hemingway, and Me,” by Annette Leigh, Brisbane, Australia



April 6, 2022 at 12:39 pm

Sorry I missed the conference and contest. Bet it was hilarious.
I’ll be ready for the next one.

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