A city-wide poetry competition

celebrating what students love about the city that loves them!

Unite our Hearts


Celebrate the Good


Elevate our City


The Mission

You know how our city is at times divided,

how negativity is spotlighted,

and how the lows of our story seem to dominate the narrative

We have created a way,

through beauty, through poetry and filmmaking,

to unite our hearts, celebrate the good, and elevate the shared story that is the soul of Memphis. 

This is the Memphis Soul Prize!


Celebrate with us!

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Great things are happening and it's so much fun to see the city celebrate together.

Show Some Love!

Do you like seeing the good celebrated and our city elevated? Would you consider joining with us?

Large or small, your contribution will help.

Are we at your high school?

If we aren't there yet, let us know and we'll make it happen. 


Thank you to our esteemed Advisory Board

Mike Bruns

Jeremy Park

Preston Butts

Ken Steorts

Raquel Darling-Greer