SPECIAL AWARDS SECTION

GOLDEN PEN AWARDS

The Golden Pen Award is given in honor of outstanding poets whose contributions to poetry are memorialized both for living and deceased poets. This year we honor six Golden Pen poets.

LIVING POETS

  Bruce Howard Hamilton  Monterey, California  To Remember Life
  Anne Thomas  Sendai, Japan   With Love from Anne
  Thomas Fair  Green Brook, New Jersey  Reminisce

IN MEMORIAM (Deceased)

  Augusta K. Black  Richland, Missouri  Good Morning, Doll
  Bill Kiene  Coralville, Iowa  There was a Time
  Helen E. Rilling  Auburn, Illinois  Cameo of a Long Ago Spring Day

INTERNATIONAL DIPLOEMAT AWARD

This award is sponsored by The Diploemat Newsletter, title of which is derived from the term "Diploet" which means "diplomatic poet." It is the only award in the competition which is granted a non-American poet.

  Agatha Lai Kudat, Sabah, Malaysia The Child and the Dame

AMY KITCHENER'S SCRIBE’S SCROLL AWARD

Nominees for the Scribe's Scroll Award are selected by Amy Kitchener, spiritual inspiration behind the online website that bears her name and sponsors the annual Senior Poets Laureate Poetry Competition for American poets age 50 and older. It is a symbolic honor. No money is involved.

  Ray Malus Woodland Hills, California Trust
  The Masquers Monterey, California
and Springfield, Missouri
 Golden Words