WFOP Annual Sponsored Contests

WFOP sponsors four annual poetry contests:

  1. Chapbook Contest for chapbooks published by Wisconsin poets
  2. Muse Prize, open to all Wisconsin poets (you do not need to be an WFOP member)
  3. Student Contest for Wisconsin middle and high school students
  4. Triad Contest, open only to WFOP members

STUDENT CONTEST
Deadline: January 12, 2019
Guidelines & How to Enter

CHAPBOOK CONTEST
Deadline: February 1, 2018 ** Now Closed **
Guidelines & How to Enter
Contest Judge Announced

MUSE PRIZE
Deadline: February 1, 2018 ** Now Closed **
Guidelines & How to Enter
This Year's Judge

TRIAD CONTEST
Poet's Choice Award | Theme Award | Kay Saunders Emerging Poet Award
Theme: Small Talk
Submission Period: June 1 - August 15, 2018
Guidelines & How to Enter
This Year's Judges


2018 Results

STUDENT CONTEST

Grades 9-12:

First Prize:  “The Cost of War,” Sunshine Lee, 10th Grade, Sheboygan North High School, Sylvia Cavanaugh, teacher.
Second Prize:  “The Cherry Tree,” Alessia Fedeli, 12th Grade, Arrowhead Union High School, Hartland, WI, Elizabeth Jorgensen, teacher.
Third Prize:  “walk,” Isabel Barth, 11th Grade, Arrowhead Union High School, Hartland, WI, Elizabeth Jorgensen, teacher.
Honorable Mention:  “One Little Duck,” Beth Gannigan, 12th Grade, Coleman High School, Sarah Thomas, teacher.
Honorable Mention:  “merely me. Poetess,” Tylee Seebantz, 11th Grade, Greendale High School, David Freitag, teacher.

Grades 6-8:

First Place:  “Cerebrus,” Eliza Donohoo, 6th Grade, homeschooled, Solon Springs, WI.
Second Place:  “The Flower That Will Never Fade,” Suzette Spott, 8th Grade, Slinger Middle School, Paul Walter, teacher.
Third Place:  “Oceans That Blend to Lakes,” Erica Rosner, 6th Grade, Slinger Middle School, Paul Walter, teacher.
Honorable Mention:  “Blind to Our Gift,” Kendra Burbach, 7th Grade, Platteville Middle School, Jacquelyn England, teacher.
Honorable Mention:  “An Owl in Outer Space,” Avalon FischerBuchli, 8th Grade, homeschooled, New London, WI.