North Carolina Poetry Society’s wonderful Student Contests Director, Arianna Del Palazzo, has been hard at work organizing the contests for students from grade 3 and up. The winning poems will published alongside our adult winners in the Pinesong awards anthology. The student poets will also be invited to read their work at Awards Day.
Here is Arianna’s announcement of the winners:
The Student Contest submissions came to a close on February 1st, 2020 with over 500 submissions! So many talented poets submitted their work. Our 4 judges certainly had a difficult task at hand.
It is with much excitement and pride we announce this years NC Student Poetry Contest Winners!
Sherry Pruitt Award
First place: bao
Second Place: Ambiance
Third Place: Insignificant Ant
Honorable Mention: Sour Sayings
Honorable Mention: Away
Honorable Mention: Winter is Approaching
Joan Scott Memorial Award
First Place: If You Stayed in Cabin Six
Second Place: I Want to Be There
Third Place: Storms
Honorable Mentions: Lighting
Honorable Mention: Hopeful Beginning
Honorable Mention: The Earth and Us
Travis Tuck Jordan Award
First Place: The Round Soccer Ball
Second Place: Clyde
Third Place: The State Fair
Honorable Mention: Sea Creatures
Honorable Mention: Mythical Creatures
Honorable Mention: A Day in the Life of a Frog
Mary Chilton Award
First Place: Ode To My Violin
Second Place: Sensitive
Third Place: Flood Prison
Honorable Mention: Stars Shine Brightly
Honorable Mention: Eggs
Honorable Mention: Being Aware
A huge thanks to all the teachers who took the time to submit multiple student poems. Without their willingness to participate, contests like this would not be possible!