The Submission Deadline has now passed.

Submission of up to 5 poems (not exceeding 250 lines in total). Student names should not appear on the pages with poems.  Poems should be titled on each manuscript page.


  • George Johnston Prizes: full or part-time students, currently enrolled at Carleton University;
  • Lillian I. Found Prize: full or part-time undergraduate student, currently enrolled at Carleton.

The George Johnston Poetry Prizes

  • Please add one title per line. Click on the + symbol to the right to add a new line.
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    Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf.
    I hereby certify that the poetry titles submitted by me (“the Work”) to the CU English Department Poetry competitions were written by me, and are my own original unpublished work. I certify that the Work has not been previously published or appeared anywhere in print or on the internet, whether commercially or self-published, nor has the Work been accepted for publication elsewhere. I also certify that the Work I have submitted does not contain any material that infringes the rights of anyone else, and there is no legal impediment to its publication by Carleton University. In addition, I certify that the name I have used to submit the poetry is my own legal name and not a pseudonym, and the contact details I have provided are my own contact details.