Based on the judgements of five judges, all published poets from the community who are unrelated to ACU, this year’s Sigma Tau Delta’s Poetry Contest Winners are:
Adrian Patenaude, “I Wonder”
Brett Butler, “Paths”
Nicole Nelson, “Regrets”
Ariene Peveto, “Graphic”
Although originally Sigma Tau Delta intended to have only three winners, the judges were overwhelmingly impressed by the work submitted and asked to be able to nominate additional works.
Even when the “top 3” was expanded to “top 5,” they added other works as Honorable Mentions.
Due to the financial exigencies of the contest, Sigma Tau Delta could not award cash prizes for all the students whose poems were nominated, though a fourth prize was added.
The following are students whose poems were identified by the judges as excellent: