Congratulations to the 2017 winners
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Thank you to all those who submitted entries into our fourth annual contest. Below are the winners and runner-ups in each of the four categories.
Best Free Verse
Winner: Poetry Is What by Jake Teeny of Portland, OR
Runner-up: The Things She Left Behind by Rebecca Breed Pepper of Sterling, VA
Winner: This Is Just to Say by Megan McMurrin of Leesburg, VA
Runner-up: Patience by Jerri Hardesty of Brierfield, AL
Best Poem Set in Loudoun
Winner: He Lived Out Here in Leesburg by John Noble Bennett of Sterling, VA
Runner-up: Taking the Backroads by Taylor Thackaberry of Purcellville, VA
Best Love Poem
Winner: Promises and Prayers by Barbara Oppenheimer of Chevy Chase, MD
Runner-up: Love in the Real World by Heather Gunnoud of Chantilly, VA
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