I wasn't able to attend the conference, but several thoughtful and kind-hearted writing friends notified me via social media that my name had been called Saturday night.
Now that the official results have been posted on the MWG website I can announce my winnings:
1st Place "The Magic of Writing" - Blog Post, sponsored by Whispering Prairie Press
2nd Place "Wisdom in Ruby Red" - Second Chance Essay, sponsored by the Writer's Society of Jefferson County
Congratulations to all the winners, and a special thanks to the chapters and groups who sponsored contests.