2010 Contest Winners

Charles Shull Contest for Traditional Poetry Contest manager: Celisa Steele

Judge: Sidney Johnson

Arnie Johanson My grandmothers were strong.” 1st place

Rachel Kennedy “Flesh” 2nd place

Kristie Darling “Log Cabin Quilt Sonnet” 3rd place

Honorable Mentions

Janet Ireland Trail “Autumn Afternoon”
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Sam Ragan Carolina Connection Contest for High School Students Contest manager: Terri Kirby Erickson

Judge: Linda Annas Ferguson

Jeremy W. Sexton “After the Party” 1st place

Natalie Liddle “I Am Eternity” 2nd place


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Carol Bessent Hayman Contest for Contest manager: Michael Beadle

Middle School Students Judge: David Roderick

Kelly Dolan “Lion” 1st place

Connor Klauss “The Red Smoke” 2nd place

Brittany Stallings “LIGHTNING” 3rd place

Honorable Mentions

Willis Bridges “Haiku”

Samuel Davidson “WAR”

Max Hardin “Highlands, NC”


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Charlotte Young Contest for Contest manager: Michael Beadle

Elementary School Students Judge: David Roderick

Chloe Adam “Imaginary” 1st place

Victoria Colon “Silent Waters” 2nd place

Eli Sellers “Dragon!” 3rd place

Honorable Mentions

Michael Li “Beauty is all around me”

Jade Shelton “Fat Boy”

Emma Sidoli “Dirt Poem”


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James Larkin Pearson Contest for Free Verse Contest manager: Bud Caywood

Judge: Bill Griffin

Malaika King Albrecht “How to walk right through a woman” 1st place

Patricia Deaton “GRAND” 2nd place

Sara Claytor “When the Mermaids Sing” 3rd place

Honorable Mentions

Janet Joyner “Galileo’s Feather Drops In On Apollinaire”

Mary MacMillan “THAT WILL MAKE YOU GO BLIND”

Randy W. Pait “I AM THINKING OF HORSES”
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Ellen Johnston-Hale Contest for Light Verse Contest manager: Jessie Carty

Judge: Melanie Faith

Nancy P. Shires “YOGA FOR WRITERS” 1st place

Lisa D. Brewer “Professor Almost” 2nd place

Richard Allen Taylor “THE THERAPIST THOUGHT …” 3rd place

Honorable Mentions

Glenn Cassidy “One Giant Leap”

Janet Joyner “Schrödinger’s Cat”

Joan McLean “Why I want the Martini Cocktail Set for Sale … ”


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Gladys Owings Hughes Heritage Contest for Free Verse Contest manager: Curtis Dunlap

Judge: Felicia Mitchell

Jo Barbara Taylor “LESSONS” 1st place

Bill Griffin “ZERO SUM” 2nd place

Catherine E. Entrocaso “Cody Ray” 3rd place

Honorable Mentions

Sara Claytor “Relatives Make Strange Bedfellows”

Kristie Darling “Anne”

Mary MacMillan “THE LAKE”


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Oscar Arnold Young Contest for Book Contest manager: Priscilla Webster-Williams

Judge: Ray McManus

Linda Annas Ferguson Dirt Sandwich: Poems Honorable Mention

Alex Grant Fear of Moving Water Honorable Mention

Sonia Rapaport A Density of Ghosts Honorable Mention

Anthony S. Abbott New & Selected Poems: 1989-2009 2nd place

Rhett Iseman Trull The Real Warnings 1st place

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