The winners of the first annual Poetry Contest at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College were recognized during a reception at the DSLCC library April 22. The contest was sponsored by the DSLCC Writing Center in honor of National Poetry Month. From left: James Robinson of Clifton Forge, first place; Taylor Goodwin of Natural Bridge, second place; Blair Thomas of Raphine, third place; and Samantha Hale, lead tutor for the Writing Center. Not pictured: Brandon George of Covington, honorable mention. Services of the new Writing Center are available for all DSLCC students. For more information, contact Hale at (540) 863-2903 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On behalf of the judges and facilitators of the 2014 National Poetry Month Contest at Dabney S Lancaster Community college, we are pleased to announce the winners of the DSLCC Poetry Contest!
1st Place: “Gaia” — Written by James Robinson
2nd Place: “Intent” — Written by Taylor Goodwin
3rd Place: “Lasting Ride in the Country” — Written by Blair R Thomas
Honorable Mention: “Fixing Me” — Written by Brandon George
Congratulations to each and every one of our writers, and thank you all so much for sharing your lovely works with us! All are welcome to attend the National Poetry Month Celebration and Reading on Tuesday, April 22nd at 2:00 pm at the DSLCC Library. Our winners will be honored with gift baskets, certificates of award, and a reading of their poem, if they choose. All will be welcome to share their poems during this celebration. Light refreshments will be served.
Again, congratulations to our winners, and thank you all for the amazing response to our Poetry Contest! See you Tuesday!
To celebrate, Dabney S. Lancaster Community College’s Writing Center is sponsoring a Poetry Contest.
Open to all DSLCC students, the contest is open now for submissions with the winner to be announced Friday, April 18th. Deadline for submissions is April 8th
Poems may be submitted:
- In person, drop off at the DSLCC Writing Center in the Library at Scott Hall
- by Email to Samantha Hale
- or via Facebook message to the Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Writing Center
- All entries must be the contestant’s original, previously unpublished work
- Entries must not exceed 1 page (single or double-spaced)
- No personal attacks/bullying
- Use clean, clearly legible fonts/copies for submission
Winners will receive gift baskets and a poetry celebration/reading/awards ceremony in their honor on April 22nd at 2:00pm in the Library.