Submissions for the Founders Award are closed
The Founders Award, now in its ninth year, is a contest held annually for the best poem by a high school student in the St. Louis area. The first place winner is awarded $150. All current high school students from the bi-state area are eligible. Students may submit up to five poems per entry. Each submission should include a cover letter with contact information, school name, and poem titles. Name and contact information should not appear elsewhere on the submission.
Submissions must be received by April 30, 2017.
To enter by mail, send your submission to the address below. Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for notification of contest results.
River Styx Founders Award
3139A, South Grand Blvd. Suite 203
St. Louis, MO 63118
2017 Founders Award Winner
Ella Schmidt for “The Sun as it Rises on 12 Cedar Lane”
2016 Founders Award Winner
Ella Genovese for “Let’s All Love Monkeys”