Thank you to everyone who submitted poetry or encouraged someone else to submit. We received over 300 incredible poems.
Thank you to the judges Opal Palmer-Adisa, Sharon G. Flake, and Calida Rawles for volunteering their time to make this contest a reality.
And thank you, dear reader, simply for caring.
Here are the results of the 2014 Colorism Poetry Contest
Division 1: Ages 10-14
“Just the Color” by Jabari Butler
“Accepted” by Rebecca Jimenez
“Ares Red” by Gia Spann
“Deep are the Victims” by Sophia Grudzina
“My Light Shines” by Khloe Henry
Division 2: Ages 15-19
“Midnight Girl” by Marlana Edwards
“The Blacker the Berry” by Kiki Nicole
“Color and its ‘ism'” by Kolby Whack
“Scarred Eyes” by Joy Choe
“Whatchu Mixed Wit?” by Eric Powell Jr. aka E.L.P.J
Division 3: Ages 20+
“For my Little Black Girl” by Danielle Milton
“All that is Left” by Heidi Rhodes
“Minority (Colon) Talented” by Crystal Armstrong
“Prism” by Sydney Odell
“That Would Be” by Paulamia Pass