Atlanta-magazine-logoPoet Laureate's Prize Announcement

Georgia’s Poet Laureate, in collaboration with GCA, is pleased to announce the sixth annual Poet Laureate’s Prize, awarded for an original poem written by a Georgia high school student. The Poet Laureate's Prize encourages Georgia high school students to write original works of poetry and honors the outstanding work of student writers in our state. Entry details are included in the guidelines. The deadline for Poet Laureate's Prize entries is March 1, 2019. Selected by the Poet Laureate, the winner and finalists will be announced in April 2019. The winning poet and four finalists will tour the historic Margaret Mitchell House, the Atlanta History Center Midtown venue. The winning and finalist poems will be published by Atlanta Magazine at, where previous winning and finalist poems from the Poet Laureate's Prize also may be viewed.


Entries for the 2019 Poet Laureate's Prize are now being accepted. The submission deadline is March 1, 2019


2019 Poet Laureate's Prize Guidelines


2019 Poet Laureate's Prize Entry Form


Contact Allen Bell, Arts Education Manager, at with questions.




Read the winning 2018 entries in Atlanta Magazine


Read the winning 2017 entries in Atlanta Magazine


Read the winning 2016 entries in Atlanta Magazine


Read the winning 2015 entries in Atlanta Magazine


Read the winning 2014 entries in Atlanta Magazine