The Helen Schaible International Sonnet Contest is free and
awards cash prizes to winners.

Linda Wallin © 2017

Linda Wallin © 2017

Winners of The Helen Schaible International Shakespearean Petrarchan Sonnet Contest


We had some great sonnets this year.  The results of the 2017 Sonnet Contest are as follows:

1st           Barbara Blanks, “Along the Ridge Trail,” Garland, TX

2nd          Betsy M. Hughes, “September Twilight Song,” Dayton, OH

3rd           Dalene Stull, “After Seven Years,” Danville, OH

1st HM   Jerri Hardesty, “Conduit,” Brierfield, AL

2nd HM-  Charlotte Digregorio, “The Will to Write,” Winnetka, IL

3rd HM- Janice Fuller, “A Love Lost,” Webster, WI

Special Recognitions:

Candace Armstrong, “Revisitation,” Murphysboro, IL

Catherine Moran, “The English teacher pauses,” Little Rock, AR

Beth Staas, “Because,” Oak Brook, IL

Congratulations to the winners, and many thanks to all who entered.  A special thank-you to our judge, Joyce Shiver.  There were many wonderful poems.

Past Contest Winners’ lists ➞