​​​​​​Congratulations Contest Winners!  


​June 2017 Members-only Contest: "Minimal Poetry"
First Place: Melanie Eulberg, "Mrs. No-Doze"
Second Place: Melanie Eulberg, "Old Firesides"
Third Place: Gay Williford, "Poetic Wardrobe"
1st Honorable Mention: Vaughn Neeld, "Writer's Block"
2nd Honorable Mention: Laura Keegan, "Edgar"
3rd Honorable Mention: Vaughn Neeld, "The Path Not Taken"


May 2017 Members-only Contest: "Minimal Poetry"

First Place: Marcel Duclos, "The Gallery"

Second Place: Gay Williford, "Melee"

Third Place: "Gloria Viglione, "with cat"

1st Honorable Mention: Susan Harman, "Unbounded"

2nd Honorable Mention: Sandi Rae Rhynard, "no"

3rd Honorable Mention: Marcel Duclos, "for too many patients, I"


April 2017 Open Contest: "Images of Night"

First Place: Gloria Veglione, "Psalm for One Calling to the Stars"

Second Place: Nancy Bierman, "Night Camp in the Rockies"

Third Place: Marilyn C. Blinn, "Into the Night"

1st Honorable Mention: Vaughn Neeld, "In the Still of the Night"

2nd Honorable Mention: Alana Story, "Another Summer's Day"

3rd Honorable Mention: Gay Williford, "Squandered"


April 2017 Youth Poetry Contest

First Place: Emma Morrow, "Panic! Is My Disco"

Second Place: Samantha Reece Cohen, "Loop"

Third Place: Kim-Phung Thi Van, "The Change in Our World"

1st Honorable Mention: Greta Olson, "Up"

2nd Honorable Mention: Morgan Foster, "Beach"

3rd Honorable Mention: Julia Primak, "Alone"


March 2017 Members-only Contest: "Springtime"

First Place: Marylinn Blinn, "Season of Change"

Second Place: Melanie Claire Blinn Eulberg, "First Crocus"

Third Place: Cheryl A. Miller, "A Spring Trifecta"

1st Honorable Mention: Gay Williford, "Come On In"

2nd Honorable Mention: Barbara Test, "I Would Not Alarm You"

3rd Honorable Mention: Jane Hillson Aiello, "Lilacs"


February 2017 Open Contest: Ann Woodbury Hafen Memorial "Optional"
First Place: Cheryl Miller, “The Saturday Afternoon Suspension Bridge Club Blues”
Second Place: Ann Klaiman, “In the Dark”
Third Place: Vaughn Neeld, “Sadie Strayed”
1st Honorable Mention: Rhonda Driscoll, “Solar Influence”
2nd Honorable Mention: Alana Story, “Thief” 
3rd Honorable Mention: Barbara Test, “Those Cows”


January 2017 Members-only Contest:  “Seduction”

First Place: Janet Sheridan, “On Mourning Doves”
Second Place: Alana Story, “More Than Okay”

Third Place: David Morris, “One Hot Summer Day in August”

1st Honorable Mention:  Vaughn Neeld, “Liquid Chains”

2nd Honorable Mention: Melanie Eulberg, “Surrender”
3rd Honorable Mention: Vaughn Neeld, “Pheromone”



November 2016 Members-Only Contest: "Relationships":
First Place: Vaughn Neeld, "Unity"
Second Place: Susan Harman, "Ruach"
Third Place: Jo-Ann Birch, "Mother's Day"
First Honorable Mention: Cheryl Miller, “Keepin’ the Faith – and “Fang”
Second Honorable Mention: Vaughn Neeld, “Why”
Third Honorable Mention: Alana Story, “Butch”



October 2016 Open Contest: 
First Place: Alana Story, "The Sparrow"
Second Place: Sandi Rae Rhynard, "Frozen Contradiction"
Third Place: Marylin Claire Blinn, "Autumn"


September 2016  Members-only Contest:  "Unusual Harvest"
First Place:  Steve Caswell, "Today in America"
Second Place: Gay Williford, "Insulation"
Third Place: Susan Harman, "Vast and Wild"
1st Honorable Mention: Ann Klaiman, "So Gloriously Unexpected"
2nd Honorable Mention: Alana Story, "Sacred Harvest"
3rd Honorable Mention: Vaughn Neeld, "The Gift"

Past Contest Winners 

The Poetry Society of Colorado celebrates the winning entries of all contests.

Winning poems are published in the PSC Annual Yearbook.