2016 Winners of the Walnut Valley Festival Instrument Contests

2016 International Autoharp Championship 1st Place: Betty Scott from Dallas, TX 2nd Place: Cindy Harris from Pittsburgh, PA 3rd Place: Steve Luper from Andover, KS

2016 International Finger Style Guitar Championship 1st Place Jack Wilson, Elk Grove Village, IL 2nd Place Dan Bliss, Merriam, KS 3rd Chang Chung-Lin, Taipei City, Taiwan

2016 National Mountain Dulcimer Championship 1st Place Winner: Mark Gilston from Cedar Park, TX 2nd Place Winner: Cassandra Damper from Houston, TX 3rd Place Winner: Wendy Songe from Tulsa, OK

2016 National Mandolin Championship First Place: Jordan Ramsey from Boulder, CO Second Place: Holten Doucette from Waller, TX Third Place: Scott Pearson from Warren, PA

2016 Walnut Valley Old Time Fiddle Championship 1st Place: Roger Netherton from St. Louis, MO 2nd Place: Tyler Andal from Nashville, TN 3rd Place: Kitty Amaral from Elk Creek, VA

2016 National Flat Pick Guitar Championship 1st Place: Steve Lewis of Jefferson, NC 2nd Place: Jason Shaw of Lincoln, NE 3rd Place: Eric Hardin of West Jefferson, NC

2016 National Hammer Dulcimer Championship 1st Place: Iiace Mears from Saddlebrooke, MO 2nd Place: Colin Beasley from Mobile, AL 3rd Place: Scott Kirchner from St. Louis, MO

2016 National Bluegrass Banjo Championship 1st Place: Mathew Davis from Murfreesboro, TN 2nd Place: Steve Lewis from Jefferson, NC 3rd Place: Eric Welty from Argyle, TX