The 2022 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, 2021 through February 15, 2022 (11:59 p.m. Eastern Time). The 2022 Harold Morton Landon Translation Award will be judged by David Shook.


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

The 2022 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 15, 2021 through November 15, 2021 (11:59 p.m. Eastern Time). The judges for the 2022 Treehouse Climate Action Poem Prize are environmental thought-leader and activist Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali and poet Alexis Pauline Gumbs.

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 Raiziss/de Palchi Translation Awards Fund was established in 1995 through a bequest to The New York Community Trust by Sonia Raiziss Giop, a poet, translator, and long-time editor of Chelsea. The Trust has selected the Academy to administer the award.

The $10,000 Raiziss/de Palchi Book Prize will be given in 2022 for the translation into English of a significant work of modern Italian poetry. The judges for the 2022 Raiziss/de Palchi Book Prize are Nick Benson, Moira Egan, and Graziella Sidoli.

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

The 2022 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, 2021 through February 15, 2022 (11:59 p.m. Eastern Time). The judge for the 2022 Ambroggio Prize is Raina J. León.

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 2022. The winner will be selected by co-judges Nikki Grimes, New York Times-bestselling author and poet, and Rafael López, New York Times-bestselling illustrator. The winning student’s artwork will be printed on 100,000+ copies of the official April 2022 poster, which will be distributed for free to classrooms, libraries, bookstores, community centers, families, and individuals nationwide, and viewed by millions of people during next year’s annual celebration. The winning student will be featured on Poets.org and in American Poets, and will receive $1,000 in cash and prizes. The runner-up will receive $250.

Last year’s winner was twelfth grader Bao Lu from Edward R. Murrow High School in Brooklyn, New York, whose artwork was selected by renowned illustrator Maira Kalman and New York Times-bestselling YA author and poet Renée Watson from among eleven outstanding finalists and 145+ student submissions. Lu’s artwork incorporates lines from “For Keeps” by U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo.

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 2021–2022 academic year are eligible.
  • Each submission must be original artwork by one student. Artwork created in collaboration is not eligible.

ARTWORK GUIDELINES:

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  • 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 contest submission period opens September 29, 2021, and closes November 15, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. EST.
  • Students must create a free Submittable account using their email address 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 30, 2021.
  • 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 December 17, 2021 and announced in January 2022.
  • 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.

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 contest should be addressed to the Academy of American Poets at education@poets.org.
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