Announcement of 2023 Winners

Ted Haaland, Director

The 2023 Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest season concluded on July 15th when winners were named in each of several categories at our Celebrate the Sonnet event. 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.

A complete list of the 2023 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 2024 competition.



Ted Haaland,
Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest Director


Photo courtesy of Mary Farrell.