Lilian I. Found Award for Poetry

For the Lilian I. Found award, one prize will be awarded for the best unpublished poem of 50 lines or less by an undergraduate student currently enrolled at Carleton. The donor is the late Mrs. Lilian. I. Found, who endowed the Award in 1950, and was the convener of the Ottawa Poetry Group and Canadian Poetry Contest in the 1940s.

George Johnston Poetry Awards

For the George Johnston Awards, three prizes are awarded annually for the best unpublished poem (up to 5 poems may be submitted, not to exceed 250 lines) submitted by full or  part-time students currently enrolled at Carleton. The late George Johnston, was a distinguished Canadian poet, professor, and founding member of the English Department at Carleton. His colleagues originally established this prize in his honour in 1992.

An independent judge from Ottawa’s poetry community selects all award winners annually. Deadlines for submission are early March annually and winners are announced in late March. There is no entry fee for these competitions.

Please join us in congratulating this year’s winners:

Lilian I. Found Award for Poetry:
Sanita Fejzic

George Johnston Poetry Awards:
1. Aaron Kozak
2. Kirsten Bussiere
3. Mackenzie Corson

Honourable Mention:
Jordan Prato
Mackenzie Agard