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The Charles Crupi Memorial Poetry Contest
Open to all Michigan High School Students
Albion College sponsors a poetry contest for high school students in Michigan. The contest is dedicated to Charles Crupi, a beloved English professor at Albion who passed away in 2009. Professor Crupi believed that language matters, that poems matter, that students matter—and that is precisely what this contest is about: language, poems, students. We hope that you will consider entering the contest, if you are a high school student, or encouraging others to do so if you are a teacher, parent, or friend of a Michigan high school student. All Michigan high school students are eligible to enter.
Winners will be chosen by a panel of judges selected by the Albion College English Department. All participants will be notified of results after all poems are read and judged. The winners will not only take home cash ($250, $150, $100 for our top three winners); their work will also be published in our fine journal, The Albion Review.
All poets who submit their work will be invited to a poetry reading on the Albion College campus this spring and will have a chance to interact with the men and women who continue to value what Professor Crupi and this contest both value: language, poetry, students.
- 1st place - $250 and Publication in The Albion Review
- 2nd place - $150 and Publication in The Albion Review
- 3rd place - $100 and Publication in The Albion Review
All entries must be uploaded online by Saturday, February 6, 2016.
Guidelines for Submission
Poem(s): This year we are accepting submissions online only. Students may submit up to three of their poems online.
- Each poem should be submitted in a separate file and should not exceed 50 lines.
- The author's name should not appear anywhere on the individual poems.
- Entries may not be revised after they are uploaded.
- Entries received that do not comply with guidelines will be returned unread.
2014-15 Charles Crupi Memorial Poetry Contest Winners
1st place - Sarah Arnett
Interlochen Arts Academy
2nd place - Maya Segal
Interlochen Arts Academy
3rd place tie - Arzelia Williams
Detroit School of Arts
3rd place tie - Ellen Zhang
Troy High School
Congratulations to all of this year's winners!