The Janice Colbert Poetry Award

This award was created by visual artist and award-winning poet, Janice Colbert, a graduate of the Creative Writing Certificate Program. The Janice Colbert Poetry Award is open to students who have taken at least one creative writing course in the previous year. One prize of $1,000 and two prizes of $500 annually.

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The application period for 2020 is now closed. The winners of this award will be announced in September, 2020.


  • Jane Macdonald (winner)
  • Diane Massam (runner-up)
  • Anna Lee-Popham (runner-up)


  • Erin Conway-Smith (Winner)
  • Jane Macdonald (Runner Up)
  • Melany Franklin (Runner Up)


  • Emily Sanford (2018 Winner)
  • Kerri Huffman (2018 Runner Up)
  • Therese Estacion (2018 Runner Up)


  • Chloe Catan (Winner)


  • Daniel Lomas (Winner)