Announcement of 2020 Winners

Ted Haaland, Director

The 2020 Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest season concluded on August 8th when winners were named in each of several categories at our Awards Ceremony. The winners were notified individually ahead of the public announcement. We are so pleased by the extensive interest in this ancient, yet ever-new, poetic form.

The video of the first ever virtual Closing Ceremony is available on our Events page.  A complete list of the 2020 winners is available at Links to the winning sonnets are available on this page and in the menu at the top of each page.

If you have any feedback about the winning sonnets or the contest, please email We appreciate your input.

I, and others who assist in sponsoring this contest, greatly appreciate your interest in the Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest and we hope you will continue to follow us in our 2021 competition.



Ted Haaland,
Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest Director


Photo courtesy of Mary Farrell.