William H. Izlar Poetry Contest Winners

Spring_2018_Poetry_Contest_Winners_BFA

Prizes are given annually for the William H. Izlar, Jr. Poetry Contest. The contest, open to all BFA students, was established in 2014 thanks to the generosity of the Mary Ryan and Henry G. Kuhrt Foundation in memory of Ben Franklin Academy's friend and longtime Overseer, Bill Izlar. Bill was a lifelong lover of poetry.


Typed poems of up to thirty lines in either free or formed verse are eligible for submission. Students may submit up to two poems for consideration. This year's entries were judged by a panel of BFA faculty, and winners were announced during National Poetry Week in late April.

 

Six students placed in the William H. Izlar, Jr. Poetry Contest on April 24.
First Place - Sophie Braxton
Second Place - Megan Lee Stewart
Third Place Winners:
Adele McLees
Samantha Pinheiro
Emma Louise Tracy
Ava Hannon
 

The top two winners received monetary prizes and the third place winners received book awards.

    Ben_Franklin_Academy_Front_Office_Junior_House

    Your Support Matters

    Make a GifT