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Lyrical Iowa Competition

Lyrical Iowa is an annual anthology of 300 or more poems chosen from those submitted to the competitions listed below. Contests are open to all persons with an Iowa address; you do not need to be a member of the Association. No entry fee.

IPA 2018 Contest Rules are still available online

It is essential that you follow the Contest Rules when submitting poems for consideration.
Please note: NEW RULES FOR ADULT SUBMISSIONS.

Click here for the 2018 Contest Rules.

The 2018 contest is now closed.

For 2018 NFSPS College/University Level Poetry Contest Rules, click here.

IPA 2018 Contest Winners, Student Division

COLLEGE: There were not enough entries for a contest at the college level this year.

HIGH SCHOOL:
JUDGE: Brent Christianson, Madison WI (161 entries)
1st - Crystal Milam, Grade 11, Chariton High School, Chariton, Joy Drake, Teacher
2nd - Bradie Roggentien, Grade 11, Iowa Valley High School, Marengo, Jackye Bowlin, Teacher
3rd - Morgan Tyma, Grade 11, Valley High School, West Des Moines, Blythe Stanfel, Teacher
1st HM - Alana Scherer, Grade 10, Valley High School, West Des Moines, Blythe Stanfel, Teacher
2nd HM - Shayla Dobias, Grade11, Iowa School for the Deaf, Council Bluffs, Megan Minatra, Teacher
3rd HM - Noah Mumby, Grade 11, Iowa Valley High School, Marengo, Jackye Bowlin, Teacher
Also to be published, poems by: Destiny Madison, Grade 11, Chariton HS, Chariton; Maggie King, Grade 11, St. Albert Catholic School, Council Bluffs; Garret Roach, Grade 11, Chariton HS, Chariton; Cesar Campa, Grade 9, Hempstead HS, Dubuque; Clarissa Huisman, Grade 10, Osage HS, Osage; Molly Wright, Grade 10, Valley High School, WDM; Jordan Perkins, Grade 10, Bedford HS, Bedford; Nic Briggs, Grade 11, Chariton HS, Chariton; Jenna Weber, Grade 12, Hempstead SH, Dubuque; Ainsley Wolford, Grade 9, St. Albert Catholic School, Council Bluffs; Sarah Dorn, Grade 10, Valley HS, WDM; Shelby Dobberthein, Grade 11, Chariton HS, Chariton; Henry Leaders, Grade 10, Valley HS, WDM; Manisha Modukuri, Grade 12, Hempstead High School, Dubuque

UPPER GRADES (6-8):
JUDGE: Budd Powell Mahan, Dallas TX (369 entries)
1st - Emma Krambeck, Grade 6, Cowles Montessori School, Windsor Heights, Adam Egherman, Teacher
2nd - Abby Bruggeman, Grade 7, North Polk Middle School, Alleman, Steve Leach, Teacher
3rd - Athena XiMeng Wu, Grade 6, Van Allen Elementary, Chariton, Lindsey Porter, Teacher
1st HM - Chloe Berns, Grade 6, Gilbert Middle School, Gilbert, Kathleen Charlson, Teacher
2nd HM - Trevor Oberbroeckling, Grade 7, Bondurant-Farrar Middle School, Bondurant, Andrea Goes, Teacher
3rd HM - Reese Winer, Grade 6, Gilbert Middle School, Gilbert, Kathleen Charlson, Teacher
Also to be published, poems by: Caleb Kramer, Grade 7, Bondurant-Farrar Middle School, Bondurant; Shaelyn McKee, Grade 6, Webster City Middle School, Webster City; Bonnie Nohrenberg, Grade 6, Webster City Middle School, Webster City; Allison Narmi, Grade 8, St Albert Catholic School, Council Bluffs; Grace Hofman, Grade 8, Sanborn Christian School, Sanborn; Brynn Krull, Grade 8, George-Little Rock Middle School, Little Rock; Kendall Olson, Grade 6, Osage Middle School, Osage; Lily Hofman, Grade 7, Sanborn Christian School, Sanborn; Ava Peterson, Grade 6, Webster City Middle School, Webster City; Kasey DeBoer, Grade 8, George-Little Rock Middle School, Little Rock; Audreyanna Regan, Grade 8, East Union Middle/High School, Afton; Myah Elliot, Grade 7, Bondurant-Farrar Middle School, Bondurant; Kira McCullough, Grade 7, North Polk Middle School, Alleman; Ian Schwarting, Grade 6, Osage Middle School, Osage

LOWER GRADES (K-5):
JUDGE: Budd Powell Mahan, Dallas TX (119 entries)
1st - Sophia Kyveryga, Grade 4, Edwards Elementary, Ames, Mark Royer, Teacher
2nd - Noah Gaul, Grade 5, St. Francis of Assisi School, West Des Moines, Kristin Schaffer, Teacher
3rd - Kate Carlson, Grade 5, St. Francis of Assisi School, West Des Moines, Kristin Schaffer, Teacher
1st HM - Kira Majak, Grade 5, Sawyer Elementary, Ames, Mark Royer, Teacher
2nd HM -Heidi Niesen, Grade 5, Edwards Elementary, Ames, Mark Royer, Teacher
3rd HM - Ava Prescott, Grade 3, Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn School, Marcus, Jodi Feser, Teacher
Also to be published, poems by: Tristan McIlhon, Grade 2, Rolling Green Elementary, Urbandale; Isabella Rempe, Grade 3, St. Francis of Assisi, WDM; Marcus Stamatelos, Grade 2, Rolling Green Elementary, Urbandale; Clara Jurs, Grade 5, Edwards Elementary, Ames; Kyros Yuefan Wu, Grade 2, Van Allen Elementary, Chariton; Neve Sprecher, Grade 4, Edwards Elementary, Ames; Jonathan Randhir, Grade 4, Kate Wickham Elementary, Coralville; Ailie Goodman, Grade 3, Edwards Elementary, Ames; Lauren McCoy, Grade 4, St Francis of Assisi, West Des Moines; Peter Lekkas, Grade 2, Rolling Green Elementary, Urbandale; Marley Turk, Grade 5, Edwards Elementary, Ames; Isabella Maxson, Grade 2, Rolling Green Elementary, Urbandale; Ziva Hammerand, Grade 3, Eisenhower Elementary, Davenport; Lilah Forbes, Grade 5, Edwards Elementary, Ames

Other Student Awards, NATIONAL WINNERS:
National Federation of State Poetry Societies announces Manningham Student Contest Winners 2018
We are pleased to announce the following winners selected from IPA's 2017 top-ranking student poets:
3rd Place, Senior Level: Rose White, Valley High School, West Des Moines
5th Place, Senior Level: Emma Madden, Valley High School, West Des Moines
1st Honorable Mention, Senior Level: Annika Hogstrom, Hempstead High School, Dubuque
2nd Honorable Mention, Junior Level: Ainsley Wolford, St Albert Catholic School, Council Bluffs
CONGRATULATIONS!!

ADULT DIVISION
2018 Winners will be announced as soon as results are available.

2017 Adult Division Winners
ADULT GENERAL:
865 entries, Judge - William R. Reyer, Tiffin, OH
1st - Delia Ralston; Waterloo
2nd - Mary Shaw; Indianola
3rd - Janet McMillan Rives; Cedar Falls
1st HM - Deborah Lewis; Ames
2nd HM - Lucille Morgan Wilson; Des Moines
3rd HM - Sandy Deyoe; Des Moines

Special Award for First Time Entrant
Rolf Erickson; Fairfield

SONNETS:
33 entries, Judge - Madelyn Eastlund, Beverly Hills, FL
1st - Misty Urban; Muscatine
2nd - Debbie Johnson; Nevada
3rd - Darla Popken; Elma
1st HM - James Sutton; Des Moines
2nd HM - William E. Hudson; Davenport
3rd HM - Lori Shannon; Manning

NATIONAL/WORLD EVENTS:
20 entries, Judge - Ann Gasser, West Reading, PA (20 entries)
1st - Jean M. Evans; Grundy Center
2nd - Jed Magee; Charles City
3rd - John McBride; Bettendorf
1st HM - Maxine Bulechek; Iowa City
2nd HM - Gene R. Rohr; Grinnell
3rd HM - Kelly R. Clute; Center Point

HAIKU:
99 entries, Judge - Stanley Malless, Murphy, NC
1st - Pat Bieber; Muscatine
2nd - Patricia E. Noeth; Iowa City
3rd - Dennis Maulsby; Ames
1st HM - Virginia Westbrook; Des Moines
2nd HM - Virginia Mortenson; Des Moines
3rd HM - Robin Sprafka; Winterset

POEMS FOR CHILDREN:
50 Entries, Judge - Marilyn E. Juhl, Mitchellville, IA
1st - Joanne D. Schar; Spencer
2nd - Joan Sutula; Cedar Falls
3rd - Joan Daily Rammelsberg; Marion
1st HM - Vicky Dovenspike; Salem
2nd HM - Marjorie Dohlman; Riceville
3rd HM - Janet Branson; Hartley

HUMOROUS VERSE:
38 entries, Judge - Ann Gasser, West Reading, PA
1st - Milli Gilbaugh; Iowa City
2nd - Kathryn Jons Roelfsema; Iowa Falls
3rd - Kenneth Lee Barker; Rock Rapids
1st HM - Mary Jedlicka Humston; Iowa City
2nd HM - Audrey Stromberg; Amese
3rd HM - Steven Thompson; Osage


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