ACADEMY OF AMERICAN POETS
UNIVERSITY AND COLLEGE POETRY PRIZES
Established in 1955, the University and College Poetry Prize program began with ten schools. Today, the Academy of American Poets sponsors over two hundred annual poetry prizes at colleges and universities across the U.S, and has awarded cash prizes to nearly ten thousand student poets since the program’s inception. The recognition winning student poets receive provides important validation. As one student poet, Emily, shared, “As a young poet the prize not only made me feel as if my work had something of value, it made me feel connected with the broader poetic community. It increased my confidence in my writing and encouraged me to continue working at my craft.”
Submissions are accepted March 9- April 20
$100 Prize and National Recognition!
If you are a currently enrolled City College of San Francisco student, please submit three previously unpublished poems of the highest quality and no more than a page each in length.
Group your submission in a single, typed document with your name, phone number, and email on each page. Include a filled out cover sheet listing your name, address, email address and/or telephone number and titles of your poems and proof that you are enrolled at City College of Spring 2021. See sample cover sheet below.
Also, include your age if you are 23 and under because you will be considered for the Aliki Perroti and Seth Frank Most Promising Young Poet Award.
Email a copy of the poems to firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, click on Academy of American Poets Website
Academy of American Poets College Prize Cover Sheet
Applicant’s Full Name:______________________________________
Applicant’s Email Address:_____________________________________
Applicant’s Mailing Address:____________________________________
Applicant’s Phone Number:____________________________________
Title of Poems Submitted:
Proof that applicant is enrolled at CCSF for Spring 2019
List of courses