Boards of the Decade

We are excited to honor the following ten poetry boards, who have amassed the most total award “points” in the IBPC competitions over the last decade. Points were determined by adding 12 points for each winner, 9 points for each 2nd place, 8 points for each 3rd place, and 6 points for each HM, or Special Mention. The grand total for each board is the sum of all the monthly competitions, plus the poem of the year and the poem of the decade competitions.

1. The Writers Block (686)
2. Wild Poetry Forum (502)
3. Desert Moon Review (474)
4. Poets.org (416)
5. Melic Roundtable (398)
6. About Poetry Forum (341)
7. criticalpoet.org (329)
8. Blueline Poetry (312)
9. MiPo (222)
10. PenShells (208)

Top Ten Poets of the Decade


  • December 2016 Winners

    • First Place

      Outside of the World
      by Lois P. Jones
      PenShells

      Second Place

      November
      by Antonia Clark
      The Waters

      Third Place

      Colours of War
      by Paul A. Freeman
      The Write Idea

      Honorable Mention

      Jackie
      by Christopher T. George
      Desert Moon Review

  • November 2016 Winners

    • First Place

      For Ann Lovett
      by Christopher T. George
      Desert Moon Review

      Second Place

      Still Life with Oranges (II)
      by Lisa Megraw
      Wild Poetry Forum

      Third Place

      Corona Borealis
      by Brenda Levy Tate
      PenShells