A panel of five distinguished final judges, representing a cross-section of the American poetry community, will choose the winners from submissions postmarked on or before July 1.
A panel of preliminary judges will meet at Claremont Graduate University's Kingsley Tufts Poetry Awards Office to screen all submissions. No more than 50 finalists will be forwarded to the final judges for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award and 25 for the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. The panel of judges for the 2016 Kingsley and Kate Tufts Poetry Awards will be announced shortly.
The panel of final judges for the 2015 Kingsley and Kate Tufts Poetry Awards included:
Chase Twichell, chair, poet, and past Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award recipient