Annual Roy Chesney Poetry Contest

2021 Theme: “A Coming Storm”

Awards night: Monday, October 11

2021 ROY CHESNEY POETRY CONTEST WINNERS:

1st Place: “Beckoning” by Michael Marks
2nd Place: “Immersed” by Stephen T. Beers
3rd Place: “The Quiet Before” by Sara Anderson
1st Time Entrant: “Calm Before School” by Hannah Kintzel
Honorable Mention: “Woman – an oncoming storm” by Lilly White
Honorable Mention: “Gaia” by Angel Salomon-January

Not all winners available for 2021 photo

 

2020 ROY CHESNEY POETRY CONTEST WINNERS:

Carl Clark, Mike Ellicott, Rachel Kulp, Cheryl Ellicott, Jessica Wilson, Carol Linzey

 

2020 Theme: “Understanding the Times”

1st Place: “The Old, Old Fiddler” by Cheryl Ellicott
2nd Place: “Find the Truth” by Rachel Kulp
3rd Place: “Third Way” by Jessica Hotten Wilson
1st Time Entrant: “Do I Understand?” by Carol Linzey
Honorable Mention: “Paradox” by Carl Clark
Honorable Mention: “Oh, My God!” by Mike Ellicott

 

2019 ROY CHESNEY POETRY CONTEST WINNERS

2019 Theme: “Building Bridges”

  1. “Across The Gap We made Ourselves” by Jeremiah Luethje
  2. “Summer Visit at Prairie Grove” by Amanda Mohr
  3. “Build Bridges” by Hope Nast
  4. First Time Entrant: “The Longest Board” by Stephen T. Beers
  5. HM: “Bridge to Humanity” by Rachel Kulp
  6. HM: “At the End of Us, a Bridge” by Kendra Cooke

2018 ROY CHESNEY POETRY CONTEST WINNERS:

2018 Theme: “Siloam Springs”

1. “Siloam is Loam” by Kendra Cooke
2. “She – Is Siloam Springs” by Natasha Nathan
3. “Lovin’ Siloam Springs” by Rachel Kulp
4. First Time Entrant “Forgotten from the Census” by Jamie Walt
5. HM: “Who am I” by Dana Ahnen
6. HM: “Our Town, Siloam Springs” by David Ravenhill

For Additional Information contact Siloam Springs Writers Guild SSWGSiSp@gmail.com