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The Christian Publishers Poetry Prize is the world's premiere prize for rhyming verse written by Christians.

Poetry Contest Winners

Here are the current and past winners of the Christian Publishers Poetry Prize. We do not always publish all of the winning poems, but we try to post a selection, especially the top prize winning poems.

2011 Contest

Category 1 (Winners are listed in the order in which they were chosen)

First Prize: $300 cash
Christine Nash

Kelmscott, Perth, Western Australia

How Can Love Be Seen in Nothing?
Second Prize: $150 cash
Eulene H. Moores

Stony Plain, Alberta
According To…
Honorable Mention: $50
Nicole Jones

LaPorte, Colorado
Rememb'ring Him

Category 2 (Winners are listed in the order in which they were chosen)

First Prize: $300 cash
John Vigren

Blairstown, New Jersey

He Inclined to Me
Second Prize: $150 cash
Vicki Wilke

Clarkston, Michigan
Lenten Reflection
Honorable Mention: $50
Jennifer Galey
Pelham, Alabama
Midnight Prayer

2010 Contest

Category 1 (Winners are listed in the order in which they were chosen)

First Prize: $300 cash
Jennifer Galey

Pelham, Alabama

Childish Things
Second Prize: $150 cash
Laurie Flanigan

Kingston, Massachusetts
The Inexhaustible Voice of Glory
Honorable Mention: $50
Linda Watson Owen

Puckett, Mississippi
Wisteria's Winter Night

Category 2 (Winners are listed in the order in which they were chosen)

First Prize: $300 cash
Karen Winterburn

Glenview, Illinois

Dance With Me
Second Prize: $150 cash
Linda Bonney Olin

Nineveh, New York
My Forever Lord
Honorable Mention: $50
Michael Alexander
Gramat, France
Grace Alone

2009 Contest

Category 1 (Winners are listed in the order in which they were chosen) More poems will be posted for reading soon!

First Prize: $300 cash
Richard Mowry

The Villages, Florida

A Country Graveyard
Second Prize: $100 cash
Donna Arlynn Frisinger

Rochester, Indiana
Magic Waiting Room
Honorable Mention: $40
Daniel Lee Mishkin

South Portland, Maine
Celebrating Hymn
Honorable Mention: $40
Renee Cleveland

Fort Worth, Texas
Surely
Honorable Mention: $40
Judith Taylor

Carriere, Mississippi
Jesus the Christ
Honorable Mention: $40
Kevin P. McCabe
St. Catharines, Ontario
Who Do Men Say That I Am?
Honorable Mention: $40
Jack Roger Smith

Victoria, British Columbia
Heed the Little Voice

Category 2 (Winners are listed in the order in which they were chosen)

First Prize: $300 cash
Richard Mowry

The Villages, Florida

The Bonfire
Second Prize: $100 cash
Karen Winterburn

Glenview, Illinois
Looking for the Lamb
Honorable Mention: $40
Richard S. Barnett
Wimberley, Texas
Have You Seen the Children Crying?
Honorable Mention: $40
Temple Cone

Annapolis, Maryland
A Filament of Proof
Honorable Mention: $40
Sarah Keller Murray
St-Jean-Chrysostome, Quebec
Kaleidoscope
Honorable Mention: $40
Marlene Simpson

Telford, Tennessee
Teach Me Lord
Honorable Mention: $40
John McCuen

Greenville, South Carolina
Contending for the Truth: Therefore Solafidaism

2008 Contest

Category 1 (Winners are listed in the order in which they were chosen)

First Prize: $300 cash
Tina Louise Blevins

Charlottesville, Virginia

Praise Him the One in Three
Second Prize: $100 cash
Linda Watson Owen

Como, Mississippi
As Fresh as Heaven Fair
Honorable Mention: $20
Roderick Graham

Albury, N.S.W., Australia
The Remnant You Know
Honorable Mention: $20
Lindsay Dawn Feldmeth

San Pedro, California
Easter Tide
Honorable Mention: $20
Walter Skold

Freeport, Maine
Blessed Art Thou
Honorable Mention: $20
Vivian Chretien
Pearland, Texas
The Power of Prayer
Honorable Mention: $20
Joyce Harback

Calgary, Alberta
Comfort

Category 2 (Winners are listed in the order in which they were chosen)

First Prize: $300 cash
Temple Cone

Annapolis, Maryland

In Passing
Second Prize: $100 cash
Lionel Willis

Norland, Ontario
Eli, Eli, Lama Sabachthani?
Honorable Mention: $20
Violet Nesdoly
Langley, British Columbia
Broken Things
Honorable Mention: $20
Sheila Murray-Nellis

Kaslo, British Columbia
Holy Saturday
Honorable Mention: $20
Karen Winterburn
Glenview, Illinois
Clouds
Honorable Mention: $20
Mark Amorose

Mesa, Arizona
Gethsemane
Honorable Mention: $20
Brett Elizabeth Spore

Bothell, Washington
My Captain

2007 Contest

Category 1 (Winners are listed in the order in which they were chosen)

First Prize: $300 cash
Lorraine Buck

Charlottetown, PEI

Meet Me At the Cross
Second Prize: $100 cash
Donna Arlynn Frisinger

Rochester, Indiana
Make You Famous
Honorable Mention: $20
Duane W. Udd

Anacortes, Washington
The Shape of Things to Come
Honorable Mention: $20
George R. Kossik

Detroit, Michigan
That I Like Him Should Be
Honorable Mention: $20
Alvin Ens

Abbotsford, BC
Building
Honorable Mention: $20
Nika Cruce

Harrison, Arkansas
Tomorrow
Honorable Mention: $20
Eulene Moores

Stony Plain, Alberta
All Sufficient Grace

Category 2 (Winners are listed in the order in which they were chosen)

First Prize: $300 cash
Glenn B. Atkinson

Princeton Junction, New Jersey

Hosanna
Second Prize: $100 cash
Gary Brown

Dallas, Texas
The Pesach Stone (Easter)
Honorable Mention: $20
Tracy Lee Rittmueller

Warner, New Hampshire
To Augustine, the Bishop of Hippo
Honorable Mention: $20
Lynne Bourgault Spear

Mesa, Arizona
Sparrow Plain
Honorable Mention: $20
Penny J. Borden

Knoxville, Tennessee
Father of His Own
Honorable Mention: $20
R. L. Hunsberger

Parker, Colorado
Forsake Me Not…
Honorable Mention: $20
Seth Bias

Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Dawning


Christian Publishers Poetry Prize

$1,000 in cash for Christian poetry in traditional forms!

 

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