The Eugenia Price/Joyce K. Blackburn Charitable Fund of the Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation and Golden Isles Arts & Humanities presented the 19th Annual Young Poets Awards on First Friday, May 6, 2022 at the Historic Ritz Theatre.
The Young Poets Award was established to encourage and recognize the literary talents of 9-12th grade public and private students in Glynn County. The 2022 winners are: Ninth grade: Annabelle Hall for her poem My Sister of the Sun; Tenth grade: Monserrat Medina-Tadeo
for her poem, Yo Soy Ellos Y Ellos Son Yo/I Am Them And They Are Me; Eleventh grade (2 winners): Emma L. Johnston for her poem The Bed and Branches and Isabella Theus for her poem All God’s Children; and Twelfth grade: Lisbel Ayala for her poem Daily Stroll. All winners this year were from Glynn Academy and all received a certificate and a check for $250 from Golden Isles Arts & Humanities Executive Director, Heather Heath.
The theme of this year’s Young Poets Award was “Community.” Students could submit up to three poems for consideration in any style they choose, but the work had to be reflective of the theme. The entries were reviewed and scored by four independent judges.
The Eugenia Price/Joyce K. Blackburn Charitable Fund of the Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation’s purpose is to permanently carry on the artistic influence and philanthropic legacy of both authors, and to benefit Coastal Georgians. The work of Eugenia Price and Joyce Blackburn includes fifty-seven titles that have been published in eighteen languages and printed in excess of forty million copies worldwide.
Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association coordinates the Young Poets’ Award each year.
“We are grateful to our judges for their thoughtful consideration as this is never an easy task. And we are proud to be able to assist in recognizing talented students and expanding their opportunities to participate in arts programs. We are grateful to the Price/Blackburn Charitable Fund of the Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation for their support of this annual program,” Heath said.
For further information on the Young Poets’ Award and arts-in-education programs sponsored by Golden Isles Arts & Humanities, call 912-262-6934 or visit www.goldenislesarts.org. For additional information on The Eugenia Price/Joyce K. Blackburn Charitable Fund of the Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation, visit www.coastalgeorgiafoundation.org