The SymmyS Awards Winners
On 3/10/2013 (also known as March 10th), the winners of the first annual Symmys Awards for best palindromes of 2012 were announced in a ceremony at the Funhouse Art & Beer Cabaret in Portland, OR. The competition featured all of the contestants in last year's World Palindrome Championships plus several talented newcomers.
There were four categories, with 10 finalists in each:
Short Palindromes, Long Palindromes, Word-Unit Palindromes, and Poetry.
The panel of judges was a murderer's row of wordplay celebrities, including Will Shortz, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Demetri Martin, Jackie Kashian, John Flansburgh, Jack Rosenthal and Ben Zimmer, Tim Van Ert and Jeff Grant.
The results are in, and quite dramatic. Check it out.