Atlanta-magazine-logoPoet Laureate's Prize Announcement

Georgia’s Poet Laureate, Judson Mitcham, in collaboration with Georgia Council for the Arts, is pleased to announce the fifth annual Poet Laureate’s Prize, awarded for an original poem written by a Georgia high school student. A winner and four finalists will be selected by the Poet Laureate and announced in early April 2018. The winning poet and four finalists will have the opportunity to meet Governor and Mrs. Deal and the Poet Laureate when they are honored at the Georgia State Capitol in the spring. The winner and finalists will also tour the historic Margaret Mitchell House in Atlanta.  The winning and finalist poems will be published by Atlanta Magazine at


2018 Entry deadline is March 1, 2018.

Entry details are included in the guidelines below.

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



2018 Poet Laureate's Prize Guidelines


2018 Poet Laureate's Prize Entry Form



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