LEAGUE AWARDS AND CONTESTS

Each year, the League is pleased to present three book awards to poets at various stages in their career, as well as a spoken word lifetime achievement award and a young poets prize. In 2016, we launched our inaugural national broadsheet contest, a national poetry contest for individual poems. We are also proud to present the Life Membership, Honorary Membership, and Colleen Thibaudeau awards each year in recognition of an outstanding contribution to poets and poetry in Canada. Shortlists for the annual book awards are announced in April, and winners are announced in June. View the 2017 winners here and shortlist announcement here!

View a list of contests, prizes, and awards from magazines and other organizations here!

The 2018 shortlists for the Gerald Lampert & Pat Lowther Memorial Awards, the Raymond Souster Award, and the Sheri-D Wilson Golden Beret Award are here! View the full announcement.

Congratulations to all the
poets and publishers selected by our juries.
The winners will be announced on June 16th at the Canadian Writer’s Summit. Follow us on Twitter @CanadianPoets while we live tweet the awards ceremony!


lampert

 

BOOK AWARD: GERALD LAMPERT MEMORIAL AWARD
for a debut book of poetry | $1,000 prize

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lowther

 

 

BOOK AWARD: PAT LOWTHER MEMORIAL AWARD
for a book of poetry by a female-identifying author | $1,000 prize

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souster

 

BOOK AWARD: RAYMOND SOUSTER AWARD
for a book of poetry by a League member | $1,000 prize

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SHERI-D WILSON GOLDEN BERET AWARD
for lifetime achievement in spoken word | $1,000 prize

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jess

 

 

JESSAMY STURSBERG POETRY PRIZE FOR CANADIAN YOUTH