2016 National Guitar Flat Pick Championships

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 17, 2015 Time: 1:00 PM

Contest Name: 2016 National Guitar Flat Pick Championships

1st Place Winner: Steve Lewis City/State/Zip: Jefferson, NC
E-Mail Address: sdlewis47@gmail.com Prize Instrument Selected: The Collings Winfield Model Mahogany/Adirondack Spruce Guitar
Provided by Collings Guitars Inc. of Austin, TX

2nd Place Winner: Jason Shaw City/State/Zip: Lincoln, NE 68524 E-Mail Address: jasonhcb@aol.com Web Address: www.sandycreekbluegrass.com Prize Instrument Selected: The Martin D-222 100th Anniversary Limited Guitar w/ Custom Inlay Provided by C.F. Martin & Co. of Nazareth, PA

3rd Place Winner: Eric Hardin City/State/Zip: West Jefferson, NC 28694 E-Mail Address: et_hardin@yahoo.com Prize Instrument Selected: The Gallagher G-70 Special Guitar provided by J.W. Gallagher & Son of Wartrace, TN

Photo: Pictured L-R: Jason Shaw of Lincoln, NE, (2nd Place), Steve Lewis of Jefferson, NC (1st Place), and Eric Hardin of West Jefferson, NC (3rd Place)