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Awards & Contests

Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Contest

The Department of English and Foreign Language seeks poetry written in English by undergraduate or graduate students of Alabama A&M University full or part-time.

$100, $50, and $25 prizes will be offered for 1st, 2nd, and 3d places. 

The contest opens February 16th and closes April 1st, 2024. The winners will be announced in April. 




2024 contest rules

  • one poem per entrant
  • 60 lines or less
  • include the title of your poem
  • previously unpublished
  • no simultaneous submissions
  • poems by current students only
  • Microsoft Word or PDF
  • 12-point sized Times New Roman font
  • No self-identifying information on the poem (other than A# in top right corner) 
  1. scan the QR code above or visit
  2. fill out biographical fields
  3. upload poem, including A # (no other identifying info)
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