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WINNERS OF 2010 CONTESTS

The NFSPS conducts poetry contests in the spring of each year. Given below are descriptions of the contests. These contests have a March 15, 2010, postmark for their deadline. Note contests 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 20, 25, 31, 32, 34, 36, 40, 41, 42, 45, 46, and 48 are open to members of NFSPS only. Additional contest rules, such as the format required, follow the descriptions of the contests. 

 

1. nfsps founders award [to honor Mary B. Wall]
Any subject. Any form. 100 line limit. Sponsored by NFSPS, Inc. 1st Prize: $1500, 2nd Prize: $500, 3rd Prize: $250. Entry fee for members and non-members: $5 per poem. Limit: 4 poems per contestant.

2. WINNERS’ CIRCLE AWARD
Any subject. Any form. 80 line limit. Sponsored by previous Prize winners in Contest 1-NFSPS Founders Award: Kaye Bache-Snyder, Helen Keith Beaman, Elaine Christensen, Shirley Elliott Cosby, Charmaine Pappas Donovan, Ida Fasel, Diane Glancy, Harriet Stoval Kelley, Margo LaGattuta,  Anne McCradyl, Polly Opsahl,
Marion Brimm Rewey, N. Colwell Snell, Clarence P. Socwell, Pat Stodghill,  Pat Underwood, Pat Underwood, and Jeanne Wagner.
1st Prize: $500, 2nd Prize: $375, 3rd Prize: $260.

3. ALMEDA BOULTON MEMORIAL AWARD
Any subject.  Any form.  28 lines maximum.  Sponsored by the Almeda Boulton Memorial Fund. 
1st Prize: $500, 2nd Prize: $300, 3rd Prize: $200.

*4. DONALD R. STODGHILL MEMORIAL AWARD (*Members Only)
To honor the memory of Don Stodghill, who served as President of the Poetry Society of Texas and Legal Advisor of NFSPS. Any subject. Any form. 40 line limit. Sponsored by Pat Stodghill.
1st prize: $200, 2nd prize: $100, 3rd Prize: $50.

*5. GEORGIA POETRY SOCIETY AWARD (*Members Only)
Theme: The American South--historical events, cultural aspects, landscapes, weather, etc.  Any traditional Rhymed and Metered form (state form on entry).10 to 75 lines. Sponsored by the Georgia Poetry Society 
1st Prize: $150, 2nd Prize: $75, 3rd Prize: $25. 

*6. POETRY SOCIETY OF TEXAS AWARD (*Members Only)
Any subject. Any form. 40 line limit. Sponsored by the Utah State Poetry Society.
1st Prize: $100, 2nd Prize: $60, 3rd Prize: $40.

*7. UTAH STATE POETRY SOCIETY AWARD (*Members Only)
Subject: Heritage. Any form. 50 line limit. Sponsored by the Utah State Poetry Society. 1st Prize: $100, 2nd Prize: $60, 3rd Prize: $40.

8. FLORIDA STATE POETS ASSOCIATION, INC. AWARD
A Spoon River poem--a soliloquy on any subject delivered from the grave.  40 line limit.  Sponsored by the Florida State Poets Association, Inc.
1st Prize: $100, 2nd Prize: $50, 3rd Prize: $25.

*9. ALABAMA STATE POETRY SOCIETY AWARD(*Members Only)
Subject: Death by . . . (Poet's choice: Water, Chocolate, etc.).  Any form. 50 line limit. Sponsored by the Alabama State Poetry Society.
1st Prize: $75, 2nd Prize: $50, 3rd Prize: $25.

*10. CONNECTICUT POETRY SOCIETY AWARD(*Members Only)
A poem written in response to viewing a painting, photograph, sculpture, drawing or any other piece of visual art. Any form. 50 line limit. Sponsored by the Connecticut Poetry Society.
1st Prize: $75 2nd Prize: $50 3rd Prize $25

*11. MAX AND BEVERLY KEITH GOLIGHTLY MEMORIAL AWARD
(*Members Only)
Max C. Golightly served as President of NFSPS and the Utah State Poetry Society. Beverly Keith Golightly was the epitome of art. They were both poets. Any subject. any form. 40 line limit. Sponsored by Mary Keith Boyack, Helen Keith Beaman and Karen Keith Gibson.
1st Prize: $75, 2nd Prize: $50, 3rd Prize: $25.

12. LEAGUE OF MINNESOTA POETS AWARD
Any subject. Form: Free Verse. 45 line limit. Sponsored by the League of Minnesota Poets.
1st Prize: $60, 2nd Prize: $40, 3rd Prize: $30.

*13. TWO LADIES FROM TEXAS AWARD (*Members Only)
Subject Domestic Cats - their endearing habits, intelligence, loyalty, beauty, etc. (no cruelty or abuse). Any form. 40 line limit. Sponsored by Nancy Baass and Mildred Vorpahl Baass.
1st Prize: $60, 2nd Prize: $40, 3rd Prize: $20.

14. JESSE STUART MEMORIAL AWARD
Any subject. Any form. 40 line limit. Sponsored by the Kentucky State Poetry Society. 1st Prize: $60, 2nd Prize: $30, 3rd Prize: $20.

15. INDIANA STATE FEDERATION OF POETRY CLUBS AWARD
Any subject. Any form. 42 line limit. Sponsored by the Indiana Federation of Poetry Clubs.
1st Prize: $50, 2nd Prize: $30, 3rd Prize: $20. 

16. ARIZONA STATE POETRY SOCIETY AWARD
Subject: The Rebel Within. Any form. 41 line limit. Sponsored by the Arizona State Poetry Society
1st Prize: $50, 2nd Prize: $30, 3rd Prize: $20.

17. WILLIAM STAFFORD MEMORIAL AWARD
In memory of William Stafford, Oregon's last Poet Laureate and twice Honorary Chancellor of NFSPS. Any subject. Any form. 40 line limit. Sponsored by the Oregon State Poetry Association and the friends of William Stafford
1st Prize: $50, 2nd Prize: $30, 3rd Prize: $20.

18.NEVADA POETRY SOCIETY AWARD
Any subject. Form: Cinquain sequence. 30 line limit. Sponsored by the Nevada Poetry Society.
1st Prize: $50, 2nd Prize: $30, 3rd Prize: $20

19. NEW YORK POETRY FORUM AWARD
Subject: The Art of Poetry. Any form. 40 line limit. Sponsored by the New York Poetry Forum.
1st Prize: $50, 2nd Prize: $30, 3rd Prize: $20.

*20. COLUMBINE POETS OF COLORADO AWARD (Members Only)
Subject: The Price of War. Any form. 28 line limit. Sponsored by the Columbine Poets of Colorado.
1st Prize: $50, 2nd Prize: $30, 3rd Prize: $20. 

21. MORTON D. PROUTY & ELSIE S. PROUTY MEMORIAL AWARD
In memory of Morton D. Prouty, Jr., who served as NFSPS Treasurer and Poet Laureate of Alabama, and Elsie S. Prouty.  A Nature poem. Any form.  40 line limit. Sponsored by daughters Catherine P. Horn and Carol P. Ostberg and their families.
1st Prize: $50, 2nd Prize: $30, 3rd Prize: $20.

22. POETS ROUNDTABLE OF ARKANSAS AWARD
 
Any subject.  Any form.  40 line limit.  Sponsored by the Poets' Roundtable of Arkansas.
1st Prize: $50, 2nd Prize: $30, 3rd Prize: $20.

23. CSPS JAMES E. MacWHINNEY MEMORIAL AWARD
Any subject.  Form: Blank verse--iambic pentameter. 50 line limit.  Sponsored by the California State Poetry Society. 
1st Prize: $50.  2nd Prize: $30.  3rd Prize: $20.

24. OHIO AWARD
Any subject. Any form. 40 line limit. Sponsored by the Ohio Poetry Association.
1st Prize: $50, 2nd Prize: $25, 3rd Prize: $15.

*25. HUMOROUS POETRY AWARD (*Members Only)
Any humorous subject. Form: Rhymed. 16 line limit. Sponsored by Colleen Stanley Bare.
1st Prize: $35, 2nd Prize: $25, 3rd Prize: $15.

26. OUR AMERICAN INDIAN HERITAGE AWARD
A poem relating to American Indians, past or present. Any form. 40 line limit. Sponsored by the New Mexico State Poetry Society.
1st Prize: $35, 2nd Prize: $25, 3rd Prize: $15.

27. Minute Award
A Minute is a 60 syllable 12 line poem written in strict iambic meter; syllable count 8, 4, 4, 4, 8, 4, 4, 4, 8, 4, 4, 4; rhymed a, a, b, b, c, c, d, d, e, e, f, f; capitalized and punctuated like prose and capturing a slice of life. Sponsored by Verna Lee Hinegardner. 
1st Prize: $35, 2nd Prize: $25, 3rd Prize: $15.

28. MISSOURI STATE POETRY SOCIETY AWARD
Subject: Games.  Any form.  40 line limit.  Sponsored by the Missouri State Poetry Society. 1st Prize: $25, 2nd Prize: $20, 3rd Prize: $15.

29. LOUISIANA STATE POETRY SOCIETY AWARD
Subject: Let the Good Times Roll.  Any form.  40 lines or less.   Sponsored by Pat Sipes Juelg, LSPS President
1st Prize: $25, 2nd Prize: $20, 3rd Prize: $15. 

30. BARBARA STEVENS MEMORIAL AWARD
Any serious theme. Any form. 12 line limit. Sponsored by the South Dakota State Poetry Society.
1st Prize: $25, 2nd Prize: $20, 3rd Prize: $15.

*31. DORMAN JOHN GRACE MEMORIAL AWARD (*Members Only)
Any subject.  Form: Traditional Sonnet (state sonnet pattern on the entry). Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Poetry Society, Inc.
1st Prize: $25, 2nd Prize: $20, 3rd Prize: $15.

*32. POETRY SOCIETY OF OKLAHOMA AWARD(*Members Only)
In memory of PSO Honorary Member Barbara Rasmussen. Theme: Spring. Any Form. 24 line limit  Sponsored by the Poetry Society of Oklahoma.
1st Prize: $25, 2nd Prize: $20, 3rd Prize: $15.

33.SAVE OUR EARTH AWARD
In memory of David F. Balph. Subject: Environmental issues. Any form. 40 line limit. Sponsored by Martha H. Balph
1st Prize: $25, 2nd Prize: $20, 3rd Prize: $15.

*34. BEN LOMOND POETS AWARD (*Members Only)
Subject: Mountains. Any form. 40 line limit. Sponsored by the Ben Lomond Poets, a chapter of Utah State Poetry Society.
1st Prize: $25, 2nd Prize: $20, 3rd Prize: $15.

35.  MASSACHUSETTS STATE POETRY SOCIETY AWARD
Any subject. Any form. 40 line limit. Sponsored by the Massachusetts State
Poetry Society.
1st Prize: $25, 2nd Prize: $20, 3rd Prize: $15.

*36. POETRY SOCIETY OF TENNESSEE AWARD (Members Only)  In memory of Patricia Smith.  Any subject.  Form verse: Pantoum. 16-32 lines. Sponsored by the Poetry Society of Tennessee.
1st Prize: $25, 2nd Prize: $20, 3rd Prize: $15.

37. POETRY SOCIETY OF MICHIGAN AWARD
Any subject.  Form: free verse.   50 line limit.  Sponsored by the Poetry Society of Michigan.
1st Prize: $25, 2nd prize: $20, 3rd Prize: $15.

38. LIGHTEN YOUR LIFE AWARD
Any humorous subject. Any rhyming form, up to 12 lines. Sponsored by Wanda Blaisdell.
1st Prize: $25, 2nd Prize: $20, 3rd Prize: $15.
 

39. IOWA POETRY ASSOCIATION AWARD
Subject: Poetry for children. Any form. 32 line limit. Sponsored by the Iowa Poetry Association.
1st Prize: $25, 2nd Prize: $20, 3rd Prize: $15.

*40.
 NEW JERSEY POETRY SOCIETY AWARD (*Members Only)
Any subject. Any form. 40 line limit. Sponsored by the New Jersey Poetry Society.
1st Prize: $25, 2nd Prize: $20, 3rd Prize: $15.

*41.  WYOPOETS AWARD (*Members Only)
Subject: Wildlife.  Any form.  50 line limit.  Sponsored by the WYOpoets of Wyoming.  1st Prize: $25, 2nd Prize: $20, 3rd Prize: $15.

*42. NEBRASKA STATE POETRY SOCIETY AWARD (*Members Only)
Subject: When trouble came to visit.  Any form.  30 line limit.  Sponsored by the Nebraska State Poetry Society. 
1st Prize: $25, 2nd Prize: $20, 3rd Prize: $15.

43. MISSISSIPPI POETRY SOCIETY AWARD
Any subject.  Form: Gloss.  An expansion of a well-known poet's quatrain in iambic tetrameter or iambic pentameter.  This quatrain, the text, must be given as an epigraph under the title of one's poem, along with the title of the poem it is from and the name of the poet who wrote it.  Following are four sextet stanzas.  24 lines, each stanza beginning with a line from the text, with four original lines added in a rhyme scheme of one's own choosing, and closing with the same line from the text.  Sponsored by the Mississippi Poetry Society, Inc. 
1st Prize: $25, 2nd Prize: $20, 3rd Prize: $15.

44. ILLINOIS STATE POETRY SOCIETY AWARD
Any subject.  Any form.  Between 40 - 60 lines.  Sponsored by the Illinois State Poetry Society. 
1st Prize: $25, 2nd Prize: $20, 3rd Prize: $15.45.

*45.  GINGERBREAD POETS AWARD (*Members Only)
Subject: Music or a Musician(s). Any form. Sponsored by the Gingerbread Poets, a chapter of the Florida State Poets Association, Inc. and Caroline Walton, chapter president. 
1st Prize: $25, 2nd Prize: $20, 3rd Prize: $15.

*46. SAN ANTONIO POETS ASSOCIATION AWARD (*Members Only)
Subject: Circles or Rings. Any form. 32 line limit.  Sponsored by Valerie Martin Bailey on behalf of the San Antonio Poets Association, a chapter of the Poetry Society of Texas to honor SAPA's 31 years of stimulating, cultivating and perpetuating the art of poetry writing and its appreciation. 
1st Prize: $25, 2nd Prize: $20. 3rd Prize: $15.

 47.  MAINE POETS SOCIETY AWARD
In honor of Maine poet Tom Carper. Subject: The Sea or Seacoast.  Any form.  40 line limit. Sponsored by the Maine poets Society.
1st Prize: $25, 2nd Prize: $20, 3rd Prize: $15.

*48. MIRIAM S. STRAUSS MEMORIAL AWARD (*Members Only)
Subject: Learning or Education. Any form. 10-40 lines. Sponsored by Russell H. Strauss
1st Prize: $25, 2nd Prize: $20. 3rd Prize: $15.

49. TWO MAGGIES AND KATE AWARD
Subject: Unrequited Love. Any form. 40 line limit. Sponsored by Natalie Johnston Doty.
1st Prize: $25, 2nd Prize: $20, 3rd Prize: $15

50. STUDENT AWARD
Any subject. Any form. 32 line limit. Sponsored by Kay Kinnaman Sims and Nancy Baass.
1st Prize: $50, 2nd Prize: $30, 3rd Prize: $20, 7 Honorable Mentions: $5 each.
No entry fee required. Open only to students in Grades 9 through 12. (Include Grade with name and summer mailing address on second copy only. See Contest Rule 11.)

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CONTEST RULES (Any violation will disqualify entry.) 

  1. Any poem submitted must:
  1. be the original work of the contestant, unpublished in any form, including electronically, not under consideration or accepted for publication. (Award will be recalled if a winning poem is found to be in violation of rules before publication in the NFSPS anthology of prize poems, and lower prizes and honorable mentions will move up in classification);
     
  2. be written in English, be titled, unless a haiku;
     
  3. have a 40 line limit for all contests not stating line limit;
     
  4. be typed or computer generated (not handwritten or hand printed) without illustrations.
  1. Poets give NFSPS exclusive first printing rights to all poems entered in the NFSPS Annual Contests. Poems winning a cash prize of $15.00 or more will be printed in the NFSPS prize poems anthology, Encore, at the discretion of the editor.  (The editor reserves the right to alter line breaks in poems having more than 50 characters per line, including spaces.) Printing rights revert to the poet after the anthology is published (June 2012). Printing rights to poems winning less than $15.00 (or no prize) revert to the poet after the list of winners is published in the NFSPS newsletter, Strophes (See Rule 10). No poems will be returned, so poets should retain copies.
     
  2. An eligible poem may not be withdrawn after submission.
     
  3. Except as indicated in Contest 1-NFSPS Founders Award, a contestant may submit only one entry in any contest, and may not submit the same poem in any other contest.
     
  4. Check or money order enclosed must be made to NFSPS, Inc. (initials sufficient) rather than to any individual.
  1. Non-members may enter most contests at $1.00 each (except $5.00 for each entry in Contest 1-NFSPS Founders Award).  Non-members may not enter Contests 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 20, 25, 31, 32, 34, 36, 40,  41, 42, 45, 46, 47, or 48 (those marked with an asterisk, “ * ”. and “Members Only”).
     
  2. Members may enter up to 10 contests for $1.00 per poem or $10.00 total for entries in more than 8 contests (except for Contest 1-NFSPS Founders Award which is $5.00 per poem)
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  3. Entrants from outside the U.S. must send checks drawn on U.S. banks or branches, payable in U.S. funds, or send U.S. currency.
  1. First Prize winner in Contest 1-NFSPS Founders Award is not eligible to enter the following year. (NFSPS Founders Award only)
     
  2. Judges will be selected by NFSPS, Inc. No ties will be awarded, and the decisions of the judges will be final.
     
  3. When to submit poems:
  1. Contest starting date: entries must not be postmarked before January 1, 2011:
     
  2. Contest deadline: entries must be postmarked by March 15, 2011.
  1. “Members Only” eligible if a paid-up member of a state society, listed in alphabetical membership roll mailed by a state society along with NFSPS dues to:
    Lucille Morgan Wilson, NFSPS Treasurer
    2325 61st Street
    Des Moines, IA 50322
    by January 15, 2011 and updated as required by the Contest deadline.

     
  2. A list of winners will appear in 3rd quarter Strophes (August). All prize winners will be notified, and others may obtain a list of winners in August by sending $1.00 and a #10 SASE to:
    Bethany Ng, Strophes Editor
    5217 S. Heath Avenue
    Keams, UT 84118

  11.  How to submit poems:

  1. Send two clear copies of the poem, typed, photocopied, or computer-generated, on 8-1/2” x 11” white paper (no onionskin or tissue) in black ink, single-spaced. If poem is over one page, staple together all pages of each copy.
     
  2. On both copies, place number and name of contest in upper left corner.
     
  3. On second copy only, name and address of poet, state society membership or “NON-MEMBER NFSPS” in upper right corner. If a poem is over one page, number pages also on upper right corner (both copies).
     
  4. Separate originals from duplicates and stack in numerical order (1-50) with originals on top. Count them.
     
  5. Prepare a 3x5 file card with your name, address, phone number, e-mail address (if available), state/society membership (or “NON-MEMBER”). List on the card the number but not the whole title of each contest you are entering. List the total number of poems sent (from your count). Do not staple the card to entries or entry fees.
     
  6. Mail all entries at one time, unfolded, in a large envelope, including file card and entry fee. Send First Class or Priority Mail or any form of delivery NOT requiring a signature upon receipt to the Contest Chairman.

Mail entries to:

Mikki Pennington
NFSPS Contest Chairman
P. O. Box 7842
Moore, OK 73153

NFSPS, Inc. will not assume mailing costs and will not be responsible for any entries lost or delayed in the mail.


WINNERS OF 2010 CONTESTS

Category 1: NFSPS Founders Award (to honor Mary B. Wall)
($1500, $500,$250) 499 entries.
Judge: Judge: Alan Birkelbach, Plana, TX
1st  Janet McCann, College Station, TX ~ Galileo’s Eye
2nd Susan Maxwell Campbell, Mansfield, TX ~ The Inheritance and NOTES 
3rd Mary Christine Delea, Oregon City, OR ~
Noiseless
1HM Beverly Monestier, San Antonio, TX
2HM Mary Christine Delea, Oregon City, Or
3HM David Hedges, West Linn, OR
4HM Daniel Maguire, Baltimore, MD
5HM    Susan Stevens Chambers, Good Thunder, MN
6HM    Clarence P. Socwell, Ogden, UT
7HM    Beverly Monestier, San Antonio, TX

Category 2:
Winners Circle Award
($500, $355,$255)   280 Entries
Judge: Margo LaGattuta, Rochester Hill, MI
1st Donna Pucciani, Wheaton, IL ~ Ghost Garden
2nd Collete Tennant, Salem, OR ~ Kin
3rd Carolyn Walker, Clarkston, MI ~ View Down the Kaleidoscope
1HM Dorothy Williams, Golden, Co
2HM Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer, Placerville, CO
3HM Betty Leake, West Chester, OH
4HM Janie Homan, Littleton, CO
5HM Patricia Sette, Sterling, MA
6HM Budd Powell Mahan, Dallas. TX
7HM Roberta Marggraff, Waterbury, CT

Category 3: Alameda Boulton Memorial Award
($500,$300,$200) 293 entries
Judge: Sandra Soli, Edmond, OK
1st Georgette Perry, Huntsville, AL ~ City Trees
2nd Charmaine Pappas Donovan, Brainerd, MN ~ Bad Boy’s Blue Shoe Shuffle
3rd Margo LaGattuta, Rochester, MI ~  The House of My Heart
1HM Beverly Monestier, San Antonio, TX
2HM Colette Tennant, Salem, OR
3HM Patricia O’Brien, Old Saybrook, CT
4HM Nick Sweet, Tonkawa, OK
5HM Diane Glancy, Shawnee Mission, KS
6HM Sally Vogl, Fresno, CA
7HM Janie Holman, Littleton, CO

Category 4:
Mothers and Daughters Award
($160, $50,$40) 239 entries
Judge: Mary Christine Delea, Oregon City, OR
1st Marie Buckley, Hillsboro, OR ~ Nine Ways of Looking at Your Mother
2nd Joshua Conklin, Oxford, CT ~  Room for Her
3rd Carol Clark Williams, York, PA ~ Whatever

1HM Kolette Montague, Centerville, UT
2HM Gail Waldstein, Denver, CO
3HM Jane Logan, Sparks NV
4HM Roberta Marggraff, Waterbury, CT
5HM Joanne Faries, Bedford, TX
6HM Janice Hornburg, Johnson City, TN
7HM Katherine Ortiz, Chariton, IA

Category 5: Georgia Poetry Society Award
($150,$75,$25) 235 entries
Judge: Madelyn Eastlund, Beverly Hills, FL
1st Kitty Yeager, Arkadelphia, AR ~  Beau Bonner’s Wagon
2nd Beverly Monestier, San Antonio, TX ~  Tribute to Louis Armstrong
3rd Joyce Shiver, Crystal River, FL ~  The Cypress Tree
1HM Larry Hand, Woodstock, GA
2HM Naomi Stroud Simmons, Ft. Worth, TX
3HM Lee Carroll, Fort Worth, TX
4HM Jerri Hardesty, Frierfield, AL
5HM Jim Barton, Huttig, AR
6HM David Hedges, West Linn, OR
7HM Rosemary Dunn Moeller, St. Lawrence, SD

Category 6: Poetry Society of Texas Award
($125, $50, $25) 221 entries
Judge: John Rezmersky, Mankato, MN
1st Ginny Lowe Connors, W. Hartford, CT ~  Gas, 1940
2nd Dorothy Williams, Golden, CO ~ Giving Grandma to Jesus
3rd Tere Starr, Miami, FL ~ Making Love by Fireflies
1HM Russell H. Strauss, Memphis, TN
2HM Dian S. Barnett, Marietta, GA
3HM Barbara Lewie Berry, Mansfield, TX
4HM Doris Stengel, Brainerd, MN
5HM Valerie Martin Bailey, San Antonio, TX
6HM Margo LaGattuta, Rochester, MI
7HM Virginia Mortenson, Des Moines, IA

Category 7: Budd Powell Mahan Award
($100,$60,$40) 190 entries
Judge: Susan Stevens Chambers, Good Thunder, MN
1st Alvin M. Laster, Southbury, CT ~ Bringing Up Father
2nd Pat Durmon, Norfolk, AR ~  The Shortest Day of the Year
3rd Jill Jennings, Woodstock, GA ~ Winding Down

1HM Beverly Monestier, San Antonio, TX
2HM Debra Kuss, Corbin, KY
3HM Carol Mauriello, Olive Hill, KY
4HM Ruth Schmidt-Baeumler, Two Harbors, MN
5HM Joshua Conklin, Oxford, CT
6HM James R. Ahearn, Rochester, MI
7HM John McBride, Bettendorf, IA

Category 8: Utah State Poetry Society Award
($100,$60,$40) 142 entries
Judge: Steven Concert, Harveys Lake, PA
1st Marianne M. Logan, Amarillo, TX ~ Our Cowboy Dad’s Philosophy
2nd Jo Barbara Taylor, Raleigh, NC ~  Making the Pledge
3rd Shirley Handley, Harlingen, TX ~  A Culture Older than Memory
1HM Susan Stevens Chambers, Good Thunder, MN
2HM Vivian Ramsey Stewart, Oklahoma City, OK
3HM Beverly Monestier, San Antonio, TX
4HM Loretta Diane Walker, Odessa, TX
5HM Lisa M. Salinas, Spring, TX
6HM Grace Diane Jessen, Glenwood, UT
7HM Llewellyn S. Brawner,  Collierville, TN

Category 9: Florida State Poets Association, Inc. Award
($100,$50,$25) 163 entries
Judge: Dr. Katherine Perry, Montgomery, AL
1st Carol Clark Williams, York, PA ~ The Final Word
2nd Maurine Haltiner, Salt Lake City, UT ~Lament of Orpheus
3rd Larry Hand, Woodstock, GA ~ The Band Director
1HM Joyce Shiver, Crystal River, FL
2HM Rosemary Dunn Moeller, St. Lawrence, SD
3HM Joseph Shaffer, Yuma, AZ
4HM Diane Glancy, Shawnee Mission, KS
5HM Carla Christopher, York, PA
6HM Helen Keith Beaman, Provo, UT
7HM Vivian Ramsey Stewart, OK

Category 10: Alabama State Poetry Society Award
($75,$50,$25) 257 entries
Judge Valerie Martin Bailey, San Antonio, TX
1st Jeanne S. Kelly, Madison, MS ~ In Conclusion: The Final Grade
2nd LaVerna B. Johnson, St. George, UT ~ The Rich Gingerbread Witch
3rd Debra Kuss, Corbin, KY ~ Up in Smoke

1HM Vivian Ramsey Stewart, Oklahoma City, OK
2HM Budd Powell Mahan, Dallas, TX
3HM Beverly Monestier, San Antonio, TX
4HM Lee Carroll, Fort Worth, TX
5HM Juanita B. Watts, Layton, UT
6HM Pat Durmon, Norfolk, AR
7HM Helen Groeneveld, Marshalltown, IA

Category 11: League of Minnesota Poets Award
($60.$40,$30) 290 entries
Judge: Jerri Hardesty, Brierfield, AL
1st Barbara Blanks, Garland, TX ~  Transmutable
2nd Shirley Elliott Cosby, Emory, TX ~  Harlem
3rd Elaine Costanzo, New Concord, OH ~  What I Think I Know about the Midwest

1HM Carolyn Walker, Clarkston, MI
2HM Sue Ranglack, Murray, UT
3HM Merrijane Rice, Kaysville, UT
4HM Larry Hand, Woodstock, GA
5HM Daniel Maguire, Baltimore, MD
6HM Doris Stengel, Brainerd, MN
7HM Freeda Baker Nichols, Clinton, AR

Category 12: Two Ladies from Texas Award
($60,$40,$20) 131 entries
Judge: Linda Banks, Mesquite, TX
1st Sue Ranglack, Murray, UT ~  Season of Live and Learn
2nd Susan Maxwell Campbell, Mansfield, TX ~ Cat & Journal
3rd Geraldine R. Pratt, Murray, UT ~  Shadow Show

1HM Coleen T. Ward, Melbourne, FL
2HM Valerie Martin Bailey, San Antonio, TX
3HM Jeannine Rancourt, Southbury, CT
4HM Gail Teachworth, Crystal, FL
5HM Francie Davis, Belvidere, SD
6HM Mark L. Kraus, Palmetto Bay, FL
7HM Joyce Kohler, Midway, UT

Category 13: Indiana State Federation of Poetry Clubs Award
($50,$35,$25) 240 entries
Judge: Geraldine Felt, Layton, UT
1st Carolyn Walker, Clarkston, MI ~  A Son is Born
2nd Anne Pierre Spangler, Lebanon, PA ~  Poor Relations
3rd Juanita B. Watts, Layton, UT ~  Wind Shear

1HM Madelyn Eastlund, Beverly Hills, FL
2HM Naomi Stroud Simmons, Fort Worth, TX
3HM Francie Davis, Belvidere, SD
4HM Diane Glancy, Shawnee Mission, KS
5HM Alison Chisholm, Merseyside, ENG
6HM Esther Towns, Selma, IN
7HM Theda Bassett, Salt Lake City, UT

Category 14: Connecticut Poetry Society Award
($50,$35,$25) 242 entries
Judge: Lee Carroll, Fort Worth, TX
1st Patricia La Barbera, Marathon, FL ~ There Is No Light
2nd Ron Self, Columbus, GA ~ Star Wars
3rd Dian S. Barnett, Marietta, GA ~ Sacred Music
1HM Elaine W. Christensen, Sandy, UT
2HM Amy Dengler, Glouster, MA
3HM Madelyn Eastlund, Beverly Hills, FL
4HM Charmaine Pappas Donovan, Brainerd, MN
5HM Rose Ann Spaith, Columbus, OH
6HM Jim Barton, Huttig, AR
7HM Clarence P. Socwell, Ogden, UT

Category 15: Arizona State Poetry Society Award
($50,$30,$20) 225 entries
Judge: Kathryn Clement, Mesa, AZ
1st Evelyn Corry Appelbee, Henderson, TX ~ Applause
2nd Dan Maquire, Baltimore, MD ~ How We Lose Our Dreams
3rd Cristy Gylfphe, Dove Creek, CO ~ Burial Wire

1HM Tony Fusco, West Haven, CT
2HM Budd Powell Mahan, Dallas, TX
3HM Lisa L. Siedlarz, New Haven, CT
4HM Susan Stevens Chambers, Good Thunder, MN
5HM Carolyn Walker, Clarkston, MI
6HM Elaine W. Christensen, Sandy, UT
7HM Mary Christine Delea, Oregon City, OR

Category 16:
William Stafford Memorial Award
($50, $30,$20) 230 entries
Judge: Peter PMF Johnson, St. Paul, MN
1st Pat King, Albia, IA ~ Old Farmers
2nd Eileen Benavente-Blas, Glenpool, OK ~ Errands
3rd Marta Rijn Finch, Bennington, VT ~ Bacon Dance

1HM Tony Fusco, West Haven, CT
2HM Trina Lee, Oklahoma City, OK
3HM Anne Pierre Spangler, Lebanon, PA
4HM Pauline Mounsey, Sun City West, AZ
5HM LaVerna B. Johnson, St. George, UT
6HM Terry Brix, Blue River, OR
7HM Brenda Brown Finnegan, Ocean Springs, MS

Category 17:
Nevada Poetry Society Award
($50, $30,$20) 193 entries
Judge: Larry Hand, Woodstock, GA
1st Dian S. Barnett, Marietta, GA ~ Honesty Is Overrated
2nd Martha P. Morisse, Roy, UT ~  I Just Can’t Wait to be Eighty
3rd Doris Stengel, Brainerd, MN ~ A Trip to Italy

1HM Susan W. Peters, Lenexa, KS
2HM Marsha Kay Oldham, Garber, OK
3HM Alexandra Moss Zannis, Fort Wayne, IN
4HM Vivian Ramsey Stewart, Oklahoma City, OK
5HM Joan Terry, Dallas, GA
6HM  N. Colwell Snell, Salt Lake City, UT
7HM Georganna Tresslar, Indianapolis, IN

Category 18:
New York Poetry Forum Award
($50, $30,$20) 208 entries
Judge: Cathy Tenzo, Seattle, WA
1st Mary Christine Delea, Oregon City, OR ~ What Poetry Means
2nd Maurine Haltiner, Salt Lake City, UT ~ Advice for a Drowning Poet
3rd Trina Lee, Oklahoma City, OK ~ Winter

1HM Madelyn Eastlund, Beverly Hills, FL
2HM Kolette Montague, Centerville, UT
3HM Benita Volk, Denver, CO
4HM Jo Barbara Taylor, Raleigh, NC
5HM Mary Anne Reese, Cincinnati, OH
6HM Carol Christy White, Cave Creek, AZ
7HM Susan W. Peters, Lenexa, KS

Category 19:
Columbine Poets of Colorado Award
($50, $30,$20) 196 entries
Judge: Dr. Melissa K. Downes, Clarion, PA
1st Maurine Haltiner, Salt Lake City, UT ~ At Great Salt Lake
2nd David Simms, Berryville, VA ~ Drought
3rd Sue Ranglack, Murray, UT ~ Poems from the Flood

1HM Susan Maxwell Campbell, Mansfield, TX
2HM Robert J. Frederickson, West Valley City, UT
3HM Colette Tennant, Salem, OR
4HM Amy Dengler, Glouster, MA 
5HM Edith Baker, Bountiful, UT
6HM Gary Hanna, Sagsboro, DE
7HM Joshua Conklin, Oxford, CT

Category 20:
Morton D. Prouty & Elsie S. Prouty Memorial Award
($50, $30, $20) 262 entries
Judge: Ann Carolyn Cates, Southaven, MS
1st Sara Gipson, North Little Rock, AR ~ Perched Eagle
2nd David Hedges, West Linn, OR ~ River Tripping
3rd Mary Christine Delea, Oregon City, OR ~ The Children’s Blizzard, January 1888

1HM Martha Dickens, Modoc, IN
2HM Dennis Patton, Alexander, AR
3HM Marian Knesek, Denton, TX
4HM Elaine W. Christensen, Sandy, UT
5HM Marilyn Larrabee, Bountiful, UT
6HM Clarence P. Socwell, Ogden, UT
7HM Lisa M. Salinas, Spring, TX

Category 21:
Poets Roundtable of Arkansas Award
($50, $30, $20) 212 entries
Judge: Tammy Uzzetta, Auburn, AL
1st Lee Carroll, Forth Worth, TX ~ Arabian Etude
2nd Elaine W. Christensen, Sandy, UT ~ Remember
3rd Jill Jennings, Woodstock, GA ~ I Have Hope

1HM    Benita Volk, Denver, CO
2HM    Katherine Stevens, Hillman, MI
3HM    Janice L. Freytag, Souderton, PA
4HM    Juanita B. Watt, Layton, UT
5HM    John Calvin Rezmerski, Mankato, MN
6HM    Pat Jordan, Pearl, MS
7HM    Carol Christy White, Cave Creek, AZ

Category 22:
CSPS James E. MacWhinney Memorial Award
($50, $30, $20) 75 entries
Judge: Robert J. Frederickson, West Valley City, UT
1st Dian S. Barnett, Marietta, GA ~ Trust
2nd Frances Brinkley Cowden, Cordova, TN ~ Icicles on the Windshield
3rd W.F.Lantry, Silver Spring, MD

1HM Vivian Ramsey Stewart, Oklahoma City, OK
2HM Barbara Blanks, Garland, TX
3HM Rose Ann Spaith, Columbus,OH
4HM Jacqueline Williams, Mesa, AZ
5HM Joyce Shiver, Crystal River, FL
6HM Jim Barton, Huttig, AR
7HM TBA

Category 23:
Ohio Award
($50, $25, $15) 242 entries
Judge: Dr .J. M. Zarnowiecki, Auburn, AL
1st David Simms, Berryville, VA ~ Four Things
2nd Artiste-te, Scottsdale, AZ ~ mark of our kiss
3rd Sue Ranglack, Murray, UT ~
Woman Gives Birth to a Ghost
1HM Juanita Mays, Milford, OH
2HM Colette Tennant, Salem, OR
3HM Elzy Cogswell, Austin, TX
4HM Carla Christopher, York, PA
5HM Gary Hanna, Dagsboro, DE
6HM Ray Reeder, Albuquerque, NM
7HM Viktor Tichy, Iowa  City, IA

Category 24:
Humorous Poetry Award
($35, $25, $15) 164 entries
Judge: David Hedges, West Linn, OR
1st Joyce Shiver, Crystal River, FL ~ Aunt Infestation
2nd Shirley Balance Blackwell, Los Luas, NM ~ Pantomime in Porcelain
3rd Alison Chisholm, Merseyside, ENG ~
Cursed
1HM Martha P. Morisse, Roy, UT
2HM Miriam Doege, Elkins, AR
3HM Carol Howell, Lexington, MA
4HM Gail Teachworth, Crystal River, FL
5HM Russell H. Strauss, Memphis, TN
6HM Kolette Montague, Centerville, UT
7HM N. Colwell Snell, Salt Lake City, UT

Category 25:
Our American Indian Heritage Award
($35, $25, $15) 143 entries
Judge: Polly Opsahl, Rochester Hills, MI
1st Susan Maxwell Campbell, Mansfield, TX ~ Pishkin
2nd Lisa M. Salinas, Spring, TX ~ On Frederic Remington’s “Ridden Down,” 1905
3rd Edith Baker, Bountiful, UT ~  The Original People

1HM Susan Stevens Chambers, Good Thunder, MN
2HM Eric H. Read, Brigham City, UT
3HM Sue Ranglack, Murray, UT
4HM Beverly Monestier, San Antonio, TX
5HM Christiana Jacobsen, Wallingford, PA
6HM Ron Wallace, Durant, OK
7HM Julia Paul, Manchester, CT

Category 26: Missouri State Poetry Society Award
($35, $25, $15) 235 entries
Judge: J. Paul Holcomb, Double Oak, TX
1st N. Colwell Snell, Salt Lake City, UT ~ The Three Day Blow
2nd Art Elser, Denver, CO ~ Metamorphosis
3rd Susan Stevens Chambers, Good Thunder, MN ~ Insomniac’s Conversation

1HM Darleen Butler, Fort Wayne, IN
2HM Janet Watson, Wesley Chapel, FL
3HM Cat Donnelly, Elkins, AR
4HM Barbara Lewis Berry, Mansfield, TX
5HM Alison Chisholm, Merseyside, ENG
6HM Annie Neugebauer, Denton, TX
7HM Diane Glancy, Shawnee Mission, KS

Category 27:
Joseph V. Hickey Memorial Award
($25, $20, $15) 138 entries
Judge: Nancy Baass, Victoria, TX
1st Joyce Shiver, Crystal River, FL ~ Song of the Golden Gate
2nd Russell H. Strauss, Memphis, TN ~ The Ant Bridge
3rd Jeanne Losey, Shelbyville, IN ~ To Cross or Burn

1HM Vera Ogden Bakker, West Bountiful, UT
2HM Joshua Conklin, Oxford, CT
3HM Doann Houghton-Alico, Fairplay, CO
4HM Claire van Breemen Downes, St. Cloud, MN
5HM Margaret Anderegg, Austin, TX
6HM Catherine L’Herisson, Garland, TX
7HM Laura Loughridge, Maumelle, AR

Category 28: Louisiana State Poetry Society Award
($25, $20, $15) 96 entries
Judge: Carolyn Walker, Clarkston, MI
1st Budd Powell Mahan, Dallas, TX ~ Wynton Marsalis at the New Orleans Jazz Fest
2nd Marsha Kay Oldham, Garber, OK ~ Rattled Rigamarole
3rd Sue Ranglack, Murray, UT ~ Checkmate

1HM Arnold Perrin, Union ME
2HM Susan Maxwell Campbell, Mansfield, TX
3HM Ruth F. Harrison, Waldport, OR
4HM Diane Glancy, Shawnee Mission, KS
5HM Amy Dengler, Glouster, MA
6HM Charmaine Pappas Donovan, Brainerd, MN
7HM Linda Banks, Mesquite, TX

Category 29:
Barbara Stevens Memorial Award
($25, $20, $15) 257 entries
Judge: Verna Lee Hinegardner, Conway, AR
1st Lisa M. Salinas, Spring, TX ~ How to Read a Poem
2nd Helen Groeneveld, Marshalltown, IA ~ Honor Student
3rd Dena R. Gorrell, Edmond, OF ~ Memories

1HM Alice King Greenwood, Odessa, TX
2HM Larry Hand, Woodstock, GA
3HM Linda Banks, Mesquite, TX
4HM Jeanine Mah, Memphis, TN
5HM Ann Doro, Sugarland Key, FL
6HM Grace Diane Jessen, Glenwood, UT
7HM Charmaine Pappas Donovan, Brainerd, MN

Category 30:
Jesse Stuart Memorial Award
($25, $20, $15) 220 entries
Judge: Ron Self, Columbus, GA
1st Elaine W. Christensen, Sandy, UT ~ Waiting
2nd Susan Stevens Chambers, Good Thunder, MN ~ I Practice Family Law
3rd Catherine Moran, Little Rock, AR ~ Finding the way back

1HM Joyce Kohler, Midway, UT
2HM Donna Puccini, Weaton, IL
3HM David Simms, Berryville, VA
4HM Doris Stengel, Brainerd, MN
5HM Georgette Perry, Huntsville, AL
6HM Theda Bassett, Salt Lake City, UT
7HM Shirley Balance Blackwell, Los Lunas, NM

Category 31:
Dorman John Grace Memorial Award
($25, $20, $15) 155 entries
Judge: Steven Shields, Johns Creek, GA
1st Annie Neugebauer, Denton, TX ~ The Adventures of Squirmy
2nd Russell H. Strauss, Memphis, TN ~ Remembering the Incubator Babies of Coney Island
3rd Eric H. Read, Brigham City, UT ~ Night in Oahu
1HM Eugene Shea, Hanna, WY
2HM Rosemary Dunn Moeller, St. Lawrence, SD
3HM Dena R. Gorrell, Edmond, OK
4HM Lisa M. Salinas, Spring, TX
5HM Von S. Borland, Happy, TX
6HM Martha P. Morrisse, Roy, UT
7HM Budd Powell Mahan, Dallas, TX

Category 32:
Poetry Society of Oklahoma 75th Anniversary Award
($25, $20, $15) 182 entries
Judge: Meredith Cook, Blue Earth, MN
1st Patricia Grimm, Clearfield, UT ~ Boarding a Dragon
2nd Clarence P. Socwell, Ogden, UT ~ Scuba Diving
3rd Elaine W. Christensen, Sandy, UT ~ After Forty Years

1HM Ruth Harrison, Waldport, OR
2HM Rose Ann Spaith, Columbus, OH
3HM Susan Stevens Chambers, Good Thunder, MN
4HM Maurine Haltiner, Salt Lake City, UT
5HM Budd Powell Mahan, Dallas, TX
6HM Sarah Hull Gurley, Germantown, TN
7HM Loretta Diane Walker, Odessa, TX

Category 33:
Minute Award
($25, $20, $15) 116 entries
Judge: Faye Williams Jones, North Little Rock, AR
1st Rosemary Dunn Moeller, St. Lawrence, SD ~ The Auction
2nd Shirley Ensrud, Blue Earth, MN ~ February Gift in Autumn
3rd Jeani M. Picklesimer, Ashland, KY ~ Parasol Ballet

1HM Jim Barton, Huttig, AR
2HM Sara Gipson, North Little Rock, AR
3HM Von S. Bourland, Happy, TX
4HM Shelly Reed Thieman, West Des Moines, IA
5HM Coleen T. Ward, Melbourne, FL
6HM Joyce Shiver, Crystal River, FL
7HM Alison Chisholm, Merseyside, ENG

Category 34:
Save Our Earth Award
($25, $20, $15) 134 entries
Judge: Theda Bassett, Salt Lake City, UT
1st Ann Doro, Sugarloaf Key, FL ~ Habitat or Housing?
2nd Pat King, Albia, IA ~ Oil Drum
3rd Linda Banks, Mesquite, TX ~ Wildcrafter

1HM Budd Powell Mahan, Dallas, TX
2HM Coleen T. Ward, Melbourne, FL
3HM Geraldine Felt, Layton, UT
4HM Madelyn Eastlund, Beverly Hills, FL
5HM Joyce Kohler, Midway, UT
6HM Rosemary Dunn Moeller, St. Lawrence, SD
7HM Mary A. Coach, Noblesville, IN

Category 35:
Ben Lomond Poets Award
($25, $20, $15) 136 entries
Judge: Naomi Stroud Simmons, Forth Worth, TX
1st Anita M. Krotz, Salt Lake City, UT ~ Alps of Adversity
2nd Marilyn Johnson, Salt Lake City, UT ~ Impressionist Painting
3rd Kitty Yeager, Arkadelphia, AR ~ Mountains of Tibet

1HM Karen Gibson, Provo, UT
2HM Susan Maxwell Campbell, Mansfield, TX
3HM Budd Powell Mahan, Dallas, TX
4HM Edith Baker, Bountiful, UT
5HM Helene Stallcup, Conway, AR
6HM Donna Pucciani, Wheaton, IL
7HM Loretta Diane Walker, Odessa, TX

Category 36:
Massachusetts State Poetry Society Award
($25, $20, $15) 226 entries
Judge: N. Colwell Snell, Salt Lake City, UT
1st Beth Staas, Westmont, IL ~ Sidewalk Sale
2nd Pat Jordan, Pearl, MS ~ Queen of Spades
3rd Meredith R. Cook, Blue Earth, MN ~ Living Patterns

1HM Elaine W. Christensen, Sandy, UT
2HM Patricia O’Brien, Old Saybrook, CT
3HM Cristy Gylfphe,Dove Creek, CO
4HM Annie Neugebauer, Dallas, TX
5HM Amy Dengler, Glouster, MA
6HM Marion Brimm Rewey, Verona, WI
7HM David Hedges, West Linn, OR

Category 37:
Poetry Society of Tennessee Award
($25, $20, $15) 73 entries
Judge: Elaine Ipson, Stansbury Park, UT
1st Ruth Harrison, Waldport, OR ~ Dear Director of Marketing
2nd Jim Barton, Huttig, AR ~ The Night of the Leonids
3rd Coleen T. Ward, Melbourne, FL ~ The Hammocks Still Hunger

1HM David Hedges, West Linn, OR
2HM Kolette Montague, Centerville, UT
3HM Vivian Ramsey Stewart, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
4HM Maurine Haltiner, Salt Lake City, UT
5HM Theda Bassett, Salt Lake City, UT
6HM Joyce Shiver, Crystal River, FL
7HM Jacqueline Williams, Mesa, AZ

Category 38:
Poetry Society of Michigan Award
($25, $20, $15) 193 entries
Judge: DeAnna Spurlock, Carlisle, PA
1st Elaine W. Christensen, Sandy, UT ~ First Dive
2nd Maxine S. Nicholson, Dunnellon, FL ~ Two Mail Boxes on a Lonely Road
3rd Lee Carroll, Fort Worth, TX ~ The Abstract Mule

1HM Kolette Montague, Centerville, UT
2HM Gary Hanna, Dagsboro, DE
3HM John McBride, Bettendorf, IA
4HM Francie Davis, Belvedere, SD
5HM Charmaine Pappas Donovan, Brainerd, MN
6HM Budd Powell Mahan, Dallas, TX
7HM Sue Ranglack, Murray, UT

Category 39:
Lighten Your Life Award
($25, $20, $15) 240 entries
Judge: Jeremy M. Downes, Auburn, AL
1st Joyce Shiver, Crystal River, FL ~ The Spratts
2nd Joyce Kohler, Midway, UT ~ Frog Prince
3rd D. Beecher Smith, II, Memphis, TN ~ Not So Friendly
Persuasion

1HM Elzy Cogswell, Austin, TX
2HM Garry H. Mishler, De Witt, IA
3HM Geraldine R. Pratt, Murray, UT
4HM Marilyn Stacy, Dallas, TX
5HM Dory Maguire, Houston, TX
6HM LaVerna B. Johnson, St. George, UT
7HM Mary Christine Delea, Oregon City, OR

Category 40:
Iowa Poetry Association Award
($25, $20, $15) 172 entries
Judge: Doris Stengel, Brainerd, MN
1st Sharon Price Anderson, Orem, UT ~ Come, Clappity Run
2nd Susan Stevens Chambers, Good Thunder, MN ~ Nothing to Do?
3rd Esther M. Leiper, Jefferson, NH ~ Warming the Winter

1HM Rosemary Dunn Moeller, St. Lawrence, SD
2HM Maxine B. Kohanski, Spring, TX
3HM Lee Ann Russell, Springfield, MO
4HM Shirley Ensrud, Blue Earth, MN
5HM Shirley Handley, Marlingen, TX
6HM Alison Chisholm, Merseyside, ENG
7HM Valerie Esker, Beverly Hills, FL

Category 41:
New Jersey Poetry Society Award
($25, $20, $15) 200 entries
Judge: Juanita Torrence Thompson, Flushing, NY
1st Elzy Cogswell, Austin, TX ~ Thinking About Pyramids
2nd Rosemary Dunn Moeller, St. Lawrence, SD ~ Drought Defiance in Blue, While on the Road in Mali
3rd Linda Banks, Mesquite, TX ~ Above and Below

1HM Mary A. Couch, Noblesville, IN
2HM D. Beecher Smith, II, Memphis, TN
3HM Francis Kerr Young, Ontario, CAN
4HM Jeanne Couvillon-Powell, Houston, TX
5HM Mary Christine Delea, Oregon, City, OR
6HM Mildred Vorpahl Baass, Victoria, TX
7HM Dennis Patton, Alexander, AR

Category 42:
WyoPoets Award
($25, $20, $15) 169 entries
Judge: Jory Mickelson, Bellingham, WA
1st Mary Rudbeck Stanko, Ontario, CAN ~ Another Question of Priorities
2nd Mary Anne Reese, Cincinnati, OH ~ Interlude
3rd Larry Hand, Woodstock, GA ~ Fangs at my Fingertips

1HM Robert Burgess, Oklahoma  City, OK
2HM Linda Banks, Mesquite, TX
3HM Shirley Balance Blackwell, Los Lunas, NM
4HM James F. Ahearn, Rochester, MI
5HM Patricia O’Brien, Old Saybrook, CT
6HM Vicki Bennett, Urbana, MO
7HM Helen Keith Beaman, Provo, UT

Category 43:
Nebraska State Poetry Society Award
($25, $20, $15) 182 entries
Judge: Colette Tennant, Salem, OR
1st Shirley Elliott Cosby, Emory, TX ~ Seasoning
2nd Margo LaGattuta, Rochester, MI ~ Gift for My Ex Husband
3rd Sue Ranglack, Murray, UT ~ You Are Here

1HM Elaine W. Christensen, Sandy, UT
2HM Anita Jepson-Gilbert, Westminister, CO
3HM Kathy Helmer, Jacksonville, AR
4HM Joyce Kohler, Midway, UT
5HM Patricia La Barbera, Marathon, FL
6HM Robert J. Frederickson, West Valley City, UT
7HM Sharon Price Anderson, Orem, UT

Category 44:
Mississippi Poetry Society Award
($25, $20,$15) 69 entries
Judge: Lucille Morgan Wilson, Des Moines, IA
1st Coleen T. Ward, Melbourne, FL ~ To Sell the Poet
2nd Lee Carroll, Fort Worth, TX ~ Tom’s House On River Road
3rd Kolette Montague, Centerville, UT ~
Seasons in the Woods
1HM Martha P. Morisse, Roy, UT
2HM Linda Banks, Mesquite, TX
3HM Janet Watson, Wesley Chapel, FL
4HM Alison Chisholm, Merseyville, ENG
5HM Heather Holland Duncan, Provo, UT
6HM Budd Powell Mahan, Dallas, TX
7HM Rose Ann Spaith, Columbus, OH

Category 45:
Illinois State Poetry Society Award
($25, $20, $15) 181 entries
Judge: Russell Strauss, Memphis, TN
1st Sue Ranglack, Murray, UT ~ Sometimes the Kitchen Muse Weeps
2nd Pat Jordan, Pearl, MS ~ Graceland
3rd Kolette Montague, Centerville, UT ~ Anatomy of Moon and Dreams

1HM Ron Self, Columbus, GA
2HM D Beecher Smith, II, Memphis TN
3HM Donna Pucciani, Wheaton, IL
4HM Viktor Tichy, Iowa City, IA
5HM Evelyn Corry Appelbee, Henderson, TX
6HM Doann Houghton-Alico, Fairplay, CO
7HM Pat King, Albia, IA

Category 46:
Gingerbread Poets Award
($25, $20, $15) 128 entries
Judge: Kevin Clark, Holladay, UT
1st Budd Powell Mahan, Dallas, TX ~ In a Unison of Voice
2nd Sue Ranglack, Murray, UT ~ Miss Annie Oakley Takes Aim
3rd Wilda Gallagher, Rockaway Park, NY ~ An Invitation

1HM Naomi Simmons, Fort Worth, TX
2HM Von S. Bourland, Happy, TX
3HM Joyce Shiver, Crystal River, FL
4HM Larry Hand, Woodstock, GA
5HM Helen Keith Beaman, Provo, UT
6HM Pauline Mounsey, Sun City West, AZ
7HM Maxine S. Nicholson, Dunnellon, FL

Category 47:
San Antonio Poets Association Award
($25, $20, $15) 179 entries
Judge: Brian T. Woodham, Auburn, AL
1st Ron Self, Columbus, GA ~ Make Itself At Home, Make Itself At Home
2nd Joshua Conklin, Oxford, CT ~ Ball Turret Gunner
3rd Doris Stengel, Brainerd, MN ~ August Heat

1HM Pat Underwood, Colfax, IA
2HM Rosemary Dunn Moeller, St. Lawrence, SD
3HM Meredith R. Cook, Blue Earth, MN
4HM Edith Baker, Bountiful, UT
5HM N. Colwell, Snell, Salt Lake City, UT
6HM Carol Christy White, Cave Creek, AZ
7HM LaVerna B. Johnson, St. George, UT

Category 48:
Maine Poets Society Award
($25, $20, $15) 175 entries
Judge: Gail Teachworth, Crystal River, FL
1st Julie Nelson, Oren, UT ~ July 4th in Newport
2nd Beryle Williams, Estes Park, CO ~ Builder of Beach Castles
3rd Anita M. Krotz, Salt Lake City, UT ~ Tell Me About the Ocean, She Asked

1HM Valerie Martin Bailey, San Antonio, TX
2HM Linda Banks, Mesquite, TX
3HM David Hedges, West Linn, OR
4HM Larry Hand, Woodstock, GA
5HM Julia M. Paul, Manchester, CT
6HM Maurine Haltiner, Salt Lake City, UT
7HM Emery L. Campbell, Lawrenceville, GA

Category 49:
Coming to America Award
($25, $20, $15) 92 entries
Judge: John S. Summerfield, Jr., Columbus, GA
1st David L. Byrn, Prescott, AZ ~ Farewell to Wicklow
2nd Beth Staas, Westmont, IL ~ The American Dream
3rd Shirley J. Handley, Harlingen, TX ~ The New Pioneers

1HM Coleen T. Ward, Melbourne, FL
2HM Janice Hornburg, Johnson City, TN
3HM Maurine Haltiner, Salt Lake City, UT
4HM Anthony F. Gulotta, Phoenixville, PA
5HM Linda Banks, Mesquite, TX
6HM Tom Spencer, Lowell, IN
7HM Alice E. Gross, Southbury, CT

Category 50:
Student Award
($50, $30, $20, $5 to each of 7 honorable mentions) 329 entries
Judge: Helen K. Beaman, Provo, UT
1st Krista Oehlke, Plano, TX ~ Tortilla Moon
2nd Taylor Hendrix, Lubbock, TX ~ My Turn Looking Through Life’s Kaleidoscope
3rd Franchesca Alamo, Houston, TX ~ Winter
1HM Megan Tucker, Stephenville, TX
2HM Will Hollerman, Cleburne, TX
3HM Ryan Marie Kliebhan, Carol Stream, IL
4HM Kaitlyn Hunter, Plano, TX
5HM Alysia Chen, Frisco, TX
6HM Alok Vaid-Menon, College Station, TX
7HM Dayla Wittie, Stephenville, TX