2016 International Autoharp Contest Winners

For Immediate Release Contact: Walnut Valley Association Phone: 620-221-3250 E-mail: news@wvfest.com

45th Annual Walnut Valley Festival – Winfield, Kansas

Held annually each year on the 3rd weekend in September, the Walnut Valley Festival is the home of the International Autoharp Championship, the International Fingerstyle Guitar, the National Mountain Dulcimer, the National Flat Pick Guitar Championship, the National Hammered Dulcimer Championship and the National Bluegrass Banjo Championship. Other contests held at the Walnut Valley Festival are the National Mandolin Championship and the Walnut Valley Old Time Fiddle.

Date: September 15, 2016 Time: 11:30 AM

Contest Name: 2016 International Autoharp Contest

1st Place Winner: Betty Scott City/State/Zip: Dallas, TX 75214 E-Mail Address: autoharplady@airmail.net Website: NA Prize Instrument Selected: dAigle Cascade SP G-D Diatonic Autoharp provided by Pete Daigle of Sea Tac, WA

2nd Place Winner: Cindy Harris City/State/Zip: Pittsburgh, PA 15238 E-Mail Address: CAH329A@gmail.com Website: www.stonesoupcreations.com Prize Instrument Selected: An Evoharp Legacy 21 provided by The Dulcimer Shoppe/McSpadden of Mountain View, AR

3rd Place Winner: Steve Luper City/State/Zip: Andover, KS E-Mail Address: stluper@gmail.com Website: NA Prize Instrument Selected: An Oscar Schmidt OS11021AE Autoharp provided by Oscar Schmidt/U.S. Music Corp., a div of JAM Industries
of Buffalo Grove, IL

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Pictured L-R: Cindy Harris of Pittsburgh, PA (2nd Place), Betty Scott of Dallas, TX (1st Place), and Steve Luper of Andover, KS (3rd Place)