The 2021 Harold Morton Landon Translation Award is a $1,000 award recognizing a poetry collection translated from any language into English and published in the previous calendar year. Established in 1976, it is given annually. A noted translator chooses the winning book.

Submissions are accepted from September 15, 2020 through February 15, 2021 (11:59 p.m. Eastern Time). The 2021 Harold Morton Landon Translation Award will be judged by Indran Amirthanayagam.

Please review the guidelines before sending your submission. For questions, please write to awards@poets.org.

The 2021 Treehouse Climate Action Poem Prize is given to honor exceptional poems that help make real for readers the gravity of the vulnerable state of our environment at present.

Established in 2019 with generous support from Treehouse Investments, LLC, the prize will honor three poets. First place will receive $1,000; second place, $750; and third place, $500. In addition, all three poems will be published in the popular Poem-a-Day series, which is distributed to 500,000 readers. Poems may also be featured in the award-winning education series Teach This Poem, which serves 37,000 educators each week.

Submissions are accepted September 1, 2020 through November 1, 2020 (11:59 p.m. Eastern Time). The judges for the 2021 Treehouse Climate Action Poem Prize are award-winning poet Camille T. Dungy and climate solutions strategist Katharine K. Wilkinson.

Please review the guidelines before sending your submission. For questions, please write to awards@poets.org.

The 2021 Academy of American Poets First Book Award is a $5,000 first-book publication prize. The winning manuscript, chosen by Claudia Rankine, will be published by Graywolf Press, a leading independent publisher committed to the discovery and energetic publication of contemporary American and international literature. The winner also receives an all-expenses-paid six-week residency at the Civitella Ranieri Center in the Umbrian region of Italy, and distribution of the winning book to thousands of Academy of American Poets members.

Please review the guidelines before sending your submission. For questions, please write to awards@poets.org.

  


 

The Raiziss/de Palchi Translation Awards recognize outstanding translations into English of modern Italian poetry through a $10,000 book prize and a $25,000 fellowship, given in alternating years.

The 2021 Raiziss/de Palchi Fellowship will be given to enable an American translator to travel, study, or otherwise advance a significant work-in-progress. The Academy invites applications from American translators currently engaged in the translation of twentieth-century Italian poetry. The winning translator will receive an award of $25,000 and a five week residency at the American Academy in Rome. 

Please review the guidelines before sending your submission. For questions, please write to awards@poets.org.
 

 

The 2021 Ambroggio Prize is a $1,000 publication prize given for a book-length poetry manuscript originally written in Spanish and with an English translation. The winning manuscript is published by the University of Arizona Press, which is nationally recognized for its commitment to publishing the award-winning works of emerging and established voices in Latinx and Indigenous literature, as well as groundbreaking scholarship in Latinx and Indigenous studies.

Established in 2017, the Ambroggio Prize is the only annual award of its kind in the United States that honors American poets whose first language is Spanish.

Submissions are accepted September 15, 2020 through February 15, 2021 (11:59 p.m. Eastern Time). The judge for the 2021 Ambroggio Prize is Rigoberto Gonzáles.

Please review the guidelines before sending your submission. For questions, please write to awards@poets.org.


 

The Academy of American Poets, the originator and organizer of National Poetry Month, invites students living in the United States, U.S. Territories, or Tribal Nations who are in grades 9 through 12 to enter artwork to be considered for the National Poetry Month poster in 2021, the twenty-fifth anniversary of this literary celebration, now the largest in the world. The winner will be selected by judges Maira Kalman, renowned illustrator, and Renée Watson, New York Times-bestselling YA author and poet. The winning student’s artwork will be printed on 100,000+ copies of the official April 2021 poster, which will be distributed for free to teachers, families, schools, libraries, and classrooms nationwide, and viewed by millions of people during next year’s annual celebration. The winning student will also receive $1,000 in cash and prizes, and the runner-up will receive $250. For more information about the competition, visit: https://poets.org/national-poetry-month/national-poetry-month-poster-competition-students

Last year’s winner was tenth grader Samantha Aikman from Mount Mansfield Union High School in Richmond, Vermont, whose artwork was selected by former U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera and award-winning cartoonist Alison Bechdel from among ten outstanding finalists and 180 student submissions. 

Before submitting any artwork for consideration, students must make sure that they are 1) eligible and 2) able to adhere to all of the guidelines below.

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Only students living in the United States, U.S. Territories, or Tribal Nations who are 18 years of age and younger and enrolled in grades 9 through 12 during the 2020–2021 academic year are eligible. 
  • Each submission must be original artwork by one student. Artwork created in collaboration is not eligible.

ARTWORK GUIDELINES:

  • Submitted artwork must incorporate at least one and no more than four lines from the poem "For Keeps" by U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo. All spelling and punctuation must be preserved. 
    • Please note: the artwork should not include the words "National Poetry Month" as that text will be added by the Academy later.  
  • The artwork must reflect a celebration of the art form of poetry for National Poetry Month. Learn more about National Poetry Month.
  • The artwork must be 18.25" x 21.25" (PDF or JPEG). The most important elements of the artwork must not extend beyond 17.25" x 17.5" to account for trimming during the poster production process. 

JUDGING CRITERIA:

  • Technical skill: the artwork must display artistic skill in any medium (painting, drawing, photography, digital art, etc.) as long as it is two-dimensional.
  • Creativity: the artwork must be original in its expression of a personal vision or voice. It must be the student's own work and cannot be plagiarized or in violation of any copyright. We follow the Copyright and Plagiarism Guidelines of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers
    • Please note: students who are selected as finalists will be required to submit a form signed by a teacher or guardian stating the artwork is original.
  • Artist's statement: along with the artwork, each student is required to submit a 250-word artist's statement that explains how the artwork responds to or engages with the line(s) of poetry. 

DEADLINES & SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

  • The competition submission period opens September 9, 2020, and closes October 30, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. EST. 
  • Students must have access to a Submittable account in order to submit if they don't already have one. 
  • Students must submit their artwork for consideration via Submittable. 
  • The artwork must be submitted as a PDF or JPEG.
  • The artist's statement must be submitted as a .doc or .docx file. 
  • For digital art or graphic design submissions, the design must be 300 dpi and RGB color and all fonts must be embedded.
  • Students must provide a teacher's or guardian's name and email address on the submission form.
  • Only one submission per student is allowed. 
  • There is no entry fee.
  • Finalists will be selected by the Academy of American Poets by November 10, 2020.
  • Finalists will be required to submit a form via email stating their artwork is original. The Academy of American Poets will provide the form upon notifying the students of their selection. The form must be signed by a teacher or guardian.
  • The winning student will be notified by the Academy of American Poets by November 20, 2020 and announced in January 2021. 
  • The winning student must coordinate with the Academy of American Poets to produce the final PDF for printing on the official 2020 National Poetry Month poster by December 10, 2020.  

PLEASE NOTE:

  • The Academy of American Poets assumes no responsibility for submissions not received due to user error. Students may verify that the Academy of American Poets has received their submission by logging into Submittable.  
  • The Academy of American Poets cannot consider revisions to the artwork after it is submitted.  
  • The decisions of the Academy of American Poets as to eligibility are final.
  • The Academy of American Poets reserves the right not to name a winner. 
  • All correspondence concerning the poster competition should be addressed to the Academy of American Poets at education@poets.org
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