4--The Diploemat

20th anniversary of Senior Poets Laureate poetry competitions

September 2012

WINNERS OF THE 2012
SENIOR POETS LAUREATE POETRY COMPETITION

FOR AMERICAN POETS AGE 50 AND OLDER

There were 695 entries from 167 poets from 44 states, the District of Columbia, and Malaysia. Youngest entrants were two 52-year old poets; eldest, two 94-year olds. This year's hard-working panel of judges included one first-time judge and one panelist who wore three hats (1st round judge, national rounds judge, tie-breaker). They were: Albert L. Baker, webmaster, Springfield, Missouri; Ronald Cannata, former director of Amy Kitchener's Angels Without Wings Foundation, Inc., Fairview, New Jersey; Yvonne Nunn, dean of the Cyber-college of Online Poetry, Hermleigh, Texas; Janice Rae Rau, fine artist, Reston, Virginia; Vera-Jane Goodin Schultz, SPL Contest co-founder, Springfield, Missouri.; Theodore Skaggs (Harold E. Grice), honorary North Dakota Senior Poet Laureate, Salinas, California; Polliann Nuckolls Thomas, Senior Poet Laureate, South Dakota, Hot Springs, South Dakota; Wanda Sue Parrott, contest co-founder and coordinator. Thanks to everyone who made the competition a great event. The 2012 winners are:

2012 NATIONAL
SENIOR POET LAUREATE AWARD
JOHN W. CRAWFORD
Arkadelphia, Arkansas

2012 NATIONAL
SENIOR POET HONOR SCROLL AWARD
WILLIAM CHILDRESS
Folsom, California


2012 STATE/REGIONAL SENIOR POETs LAUREATE Click here


2012 STATE HONOR SCROLL AWARDS WINNERS Click here


2012 FINALISTS SENIOR POETs LAUREATE Click here


2012 SPECIAL AWARDS Click here





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