Living Wage Visioning Contest Winners Announced: ALL Entries Published 
The Tompkins County Workers’ Center held its Celebration of all eighteen (18) 
entries that people submitted who entered our first- Living Wage Visioning 
Contest ever  on Friday, October 7th. Contestants who live and/or work in 
Tompkins County, NY, were asked to produce an original creative work that gave 
artistic voice to their vision of how their life and the life of their family 
would change if they were paid a Living Wage. All entries are incredibly 
heartfelt and expressive of the Contestants’ experiences and feelings. Entries 
included a dance video, a recorded song, visual arts, posters, poems, and short 
stories.(To see an excellent video and story as created by Kelsey O’Connor of 
the Ithaca Journal of the Contest and its winners, go here.)
   - 1st Prize Winner ($1,250): Leslie Prunty: “My World Is Very Small”   

   -  2nd Prize Winner ($750): April Krueger and Iain Michael: “Princess Eloise 
and the Magical Living Wage”

   - 3rd Prize Winner (2 Tied, $250 each): Stephanie Harris: “Living Wage and 
Reclaiming My Humanity”

   - 3rd Prize Winner (2 Tied, $250 each): Tal Mintz: “Pride”

   - Runner-Up: Teresa Behan: “Living Wage Song”

   - Runner-Up: Richard Brock, Sarah Korman, and Corry Wiggle: “Trippsart”

   - Runner-Up: Shonntay Butler: “Living Wage"

   - Runner-Up: Elliott DeLine: “If I Made a Living Wage”

   - Runner-Up: Chris Georgardoudakis: “The 15 Dollar Dream”

   - Runner-Up: John Gunn: “a eulogy for momma”

   - Runner-Up: Caleb William Haines: “Occitan Sonnet to a Dying Wage”

   - Runner-Up: Travis Howard: “Here Nor There”

   - Runner-Up: John Hutchinson: “Life with Living Wage"

   - Runner-Up: Jason Kinsey: “Upgrade”

   - Runner-Up: Bailey Olmstead: “$12,000”

   - Runner-Up: Spiral Cracks (Remanu Steele, Briel Driscoll, and Rosette 
Epstein): “Thank You”

   - Runner-Up: Heather Townsend: “When Living Wage is Part of the Dream”

   - Runner-Up: Lilith Xseraph: “Reflections on Labor and the Divine”

An especial thanks to Sustainable Tompkins’ Neighborhood Mini-Grant Program and 
the Kathy Yoselson Fierce Determination Fund of the Community Foundation of 
Tompkins County for helping to make this Contest possible!
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