The call for entries for the 2024 Balocating Undergraduate Prize for Poetry will open in Spring semester 2024.

General guidelines for the Balocating Undergraduate Prize for Poetry:

  • Open to MSU undergraduate students in any major
  • Prize of $500 awarded for a single poem
  • Submit up to three poems
  • Provide a separate cover sheet including: your name, email, and phone number
  • Poems must not identify you as the writer
  • Cover sheet and poems may be combined into one pdf
  • Email entry to


We pay homage to Annie Balocating and her passion for poetry, community service, and social justice.