Ends on January 15, 2019

The winner of the Carolyn Barnes Poetry Contest will receive a $75 award.

Applicants must be English majors either in their senior undergraduate year or in the first year of the Master’s program. Applicants must be officially registered as full-time BYU students (12 credit hours) at the time of application. If a recipient changes his or her major, he or she forfeits the award.

About the Award

Dr. Jim Barnes, Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing and English, has made a generous contribution to the BYU English Department to establish the Carolyn Barnes Poetry Award as a memorial to his late and beloved wife, Carolyn.

Additional Notes

  • Only one entry per contestant. Up to three poems may be submitted per entry, totalling 100 lines, maximum.
  • Winner may be notified via telephone and E-mail. All others will receive E-mail notification only.
  • Names must not appear on any manuscripts submitted.
  • Winner will be required to submit a W-9 form before monetary award is issued.
  • One winner will receive $75 award.