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. Scroll down to view past winners and shortlists on each award’s dedicated page.

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

The 2018 winners of the Gerald Lampert & Pat Lowther Memorial Awards, the Raymond Souster Award, the Sheri-D Wilson Golden Beret Award, and the Life and Honorary Membership designations are here! View the full announcement.

Otolith by Emily Nilsen (Goose Land Editions), Gerald Lampert Memorial Award winner
Indianland by Lesley Belleau (ARP Books), Pat Lowther Memorial Award winner
Cloud Physics by Karen Enns (University of Regina Press), Raymond Souster Award winner
Dwayne Morgan, Sheri-D Wilson Golden Beret Award winner
Marylin Dumont, Life Member
The University of Regina Press, Honorary Member


lampert

 

BOOK AWARD: GERALD LAMPERT MEMORIAL AWARD
for a debut book of poetry | $2,000 prize

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BOOK AWARD: PAT LOWTHER MEMORIAL AWARD
for a book of poetry by a female-identifying author | $2,000 prize

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souster

 

BOOK AWARD: RAYMOND SOUSTER AWARD
for a book of poetry by a League member | $2,000 prize

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SHERI-D WILSON GOLDEN BERET AWARD
for lifetime achievement in spoken word | $2,000 prize

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JESSAMY STURSBERG POETRY PRIZE FOR CANADIAN YOUTH