Here are the results for the adult division. The judges selected poems that “best emulated the sensibility of romantic poets and described Magnolia as an idyllic "garden of romance."
- Pam Stewart, Summerville, "O! Magnolia," first place, $500
- Susan Laughter Meyers, Summerville, “Morning Meditation,” second place, $300
- Warren Slesinger, Beaufort, “White Blossoms,” third place, $200
- Frances J. Pearce, Mount Pleasant, “Magnolia-on-the-Ashley,” honorable mention, $50
- Liz Rose Dolan, Rehoboth Beach, Del., “Even If It Rains, I Will Wait in the Garden,” honorable mention, $50
- Davi Walders, Chevy Chase, Md., “May Light,” honorable mention, $50
The results for the youth division are also posted on Magnolia's website.