In celebration of National Poetry Month, we hosted our 12th annual poetry contest. We received over 150 poems from poets of all ages.
Winners were selected by professional local poets who served as contest judges. Nancy Heggem donated prizes for the award named in her honor. Nonresident awards were selected by poets Kate Hutchinson and Terry Loncaric.
Winners of the Nancy J. Heggem Awards received a certificate and $25 cash prize. Winners of the Write On! Awards received a certificate and $25 Barnes and Noble gift card. Prizes were announced at an open mic hosted via Zoom on Saturday, April 24.
2021 Nancy J. Heggem Awards
Adult--Winner: “At the Soul Factory” by Lynda Appino
Adult—Honorable Mention: “Where Do the Dandelion Seeds Go” by Deborah Di Verde
Teen—Winner: “They Told Me My Name Was” by Hannah Labonar
Teen—Honorable Mention: “Towards the North Star” by Debdutta Mandal
Youth (Upper Elementary)—Winner: “What is a Poem” by Gabe Lee
Youth (Upper Elementary)—Honorable Mention: “United” by Caleb Medina
Youth (Lower Elementary)—Winner: “Seasons” by Sophia Lee
Youth (Lower Elementary)—Honorable Mention: “Familia" (Acrostic) by Danna Rodriguez