- ‘Rentals’ by Lindsay Vallance, Fiction
- ‘Under Her Bones Light’ by Jana Daniels, Non-Fiction
- ‘A Postcard from Neltron’ by Bradley Smith, Poetry
- ‘Kootenays 3 a.m.’ by Veronique Darwin, Fiction
- ‘1989’ by Melissa Owen, Non-Fiction
- ‘Yet Again’ by Lindy Flynn, Poetry
Each first-place winner received a cash prize of $500; second-place winners received $200, presented at the June Gala at Touchstones Museum of Art and Culture.
Thank you to all the sponsors, donators, fund-raisers, volunteers, hosts and of course, writers, for making the 2016 Kootenay Literary Competition a success!