Poet Laureate's Prize

Georgia Poet Laureate Chelsea Rathburn, in collaboration with Georgia Council for the Arts, is pleased to announce the eighth 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 the spring of 2021. The winning poet and finalists will be recognized by Governor Brian P. Kemp and the Poet Laureate in the spring. The winning and finalist poems will be published by Atlanta Magazine at atlantamagazine.com.

The 2021 Poet Laureate’s Prize Guidelines are available here >

The 2021 Poet Laureate’s Prize Entry Form is available here >

Entries should be submitted to poetlaureate@gaarts.org by Friday, February 26, 2021.

Read the winning 2020 entries in Atlanta Magazine

Read the winning 2019 entries in Atlanta Magazine

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