2nd Prize winner, Robert Kotta Memorial Songwriting Contest, Annual Port Gamble Maritime Music Festival 2016, 2017, 2018.

 Winner, "Making The Cut" Songwriting Contest, sponsored by Maritime Folknet comemorating the centennial anniversary of the opening of the Ballard Locks, 2017.

Winner, "Holiday Traditions" Exibit, sponsored by the City of Kent Arts Commission, 2017.

Winner, 1st Annual T. R. Ritchie Memorial Songwriting Contest, Juniper Jam, 2016.

2nd Place and "People's Choice" winner at the 2011 Tumbleweed Music Festival Songwriting Contest and finalist at the 2012 Tumbleweed Music Festival Songwriting Contest.

Rob Kneisler