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“Two years in a row, I was nominated for a Hippo Award in the Best Overall category, and two years in a row I lost.  I consider this to be one of the greatest failures of my life.”

Justin Catanoso, Author of My Cousin the Saint

Every year, we celebrate the best of The Monti by holding the Hippo Awards.  The event is held every February after The Monti’s Board of Directors pores over the entire catalog of stories told at The Monti from January to December of the previous calendar year.  Stories are nominated in three categories: ComedyDrama, and Overall.  Once the nominations are set, it’s The Monti’s fan base that determines the winners by listening to the stories online and voting via Ballots.

2017 Hippo Winners Label
From left: Evelyn RoHo (Drama), Eryk Pruitt (Comedy), Hannah Strom (Overall)

The Monti

Comedy

  • 2008: Melissa Delbridge, Desperately Seeking Step-Ins
  • 2009: Fabienne WorthThe Barrel and the Bidet
  • 2010: Montek SinghMr. Singh Goes to Spring Break
  • 2011: Drew Perry, The Hum
  • 2012: Daniel WallaceLetters to Mom
  • 2013: Sarah Ford
  • 2014: Drew Perry
  • 2015: Andrew Aghapour
  • 2016: Sheila Simpson
  • 2017: Eryk Pruitt

Drama

  • 2008: Andrea SelchReplacement Child
  • 2009: Dave VanHookBeat It!
  • 2010: Greg TaylorStop Light
  • 2011: Cathy MareadyIn the Arms of Orion
  • 2012: Julie MacDonaldFinding God
  • 2013: Page Crawford
  • 2014: Ray Christian
  • 2015: Darius Williams
  • 2016: Erin Duffy
  • 2017: Evelyn RoHo

Overall

  • 2008: Tanya Olson, Lemon Pig
  • 2009: Lori HensleyAll You Need Is Lust
  • 2010: Tiffany LopezCancelling Christmas
  • 2011: Jon MozesNothing
  • 2012: Carter KershBeer Tab Curtains
  • 2013: Aaron Nelson
  • 2014: Sarah Ford
  • 2015: Mandy Hitchcock / Montek Singh
  • 2016: Steve Daugherty
  • 2017: Hannah Strom

The Monti StorySLAM

GrandSLAMpions:

  • 2010: Diane Bryson
  • 2011: Billy Sugarfix
  • 2012: Graig Meyer
  • 2013: Clare Fieseler
  • 2014: David Freifeld
  • 2015: Brian Murray
  • 2016: Blakely Lord
  • 2017: Steve Daugherty
  • 2018: Curtis Taylor and Blakely Lord