Who: The Poetry Society of America
What: The Louise Louis / Emily F. Bourne Student Award
When: Entries must be postmarked by December 22, 2016
Why: The winner will receive $250 and recognition by the Poetry Society of America
About the Award
Endowed under the wills of Louise Louis Whitbread and Ruth M. Bourne, this prize is awarded for the best unpublished poem by a student in grades 9 through 12 from the United States.
Any high school student can send a single entry in for a fee of $5.
You or an administrator from your school can submit an unlimited number of your students’ poems, one submission per student, for an entry fee of $20.
Entry should have one cover page and two collated copies of the poem. No previously published work can be submitted and translations are ineligible. Poems by more than one author will not be accepted. A poem that has previously won a PSA award cannot be re-submitted.
Find out more about the award requirements here: www.poetrysociety.org/psa/awards/annual/student_poetry_award