The Jón úr Vör poetry prize

The cultural board of Kópavogur has awarded this poetry prize in memory of poet Jón úr Vör since the year 2002. There is a cash prize as well as a traveling trophy; a walking cane which used to belong to Jón úr Vör. The prize is awarded each year on the birthday of Jón úr Vör, January 21st.

2014

Anton Helgi Jónsson: „Horfurnar um miðja vikuna“ ("The Mid-Week Status")

Second place: Adolf Friðriksson: „Háaloft“ ("Attic")
Third place: Uggi Jónsson: „Mávarnir“ ("The Gulls")

Special acknowledgement:
Anton Helgi Jónsson, Guðmundur Brynjólfsson, Kristinn Árnason, Margrét Þ. Jóelsdóttir, Pálmi R. Pétursson and Sólveig Thoroddsen.

2013

Magnús Sigurðsson: „Tunglsljós“ ("Moonlight")

2012

Hallfríður J. Ragnheiðardóttir: „Triptych“

2011

Steinunn Helgadóttir: „Kaf” ("Under Water")

2010

Gerður Kristný: „Strandir”

Special acknowledgement:
Bjarni Gunnarsson: „Smíðar” ("Construction")

2009

Anton Helgi Jónsson: „Einsöngur án undirleiks” ("Solo Without Accompaniment")

Special acknowledgement:
Anton Helgi Jónsson: „Vorganga í Dölum” ("Spring Walk in Dalir")
Davíð Hjálmar Haraldsson: „Við strákarnir” ("Us the Boys")

2008

Jónína Leósdóttir: „Miðbæjarmynd” ("Picture of Downtown")

Special acknowledgement:
Davíð Hjálmar Haraldsson: „Hann blæs” ("It Blows")
Helgi Ingólfsson: „Menn hlæja bara að þeim” ("People are Laughing at Them")

2007

Guðrún Hannesdóttir: „Offors” ("Aggression")

Special acknowledgement:
Hjörtur Marteinsson: „Gamalt sendibréf frá afa á deild fimm” ("An Old Letter from Grandpa in the Fifth Ward")
Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl: „Parabólusetning”

2006

Óskar Árni Óskarsson: „Í bláu myrkri” ("In Blue Darkness")

Special acknowledgement:
Draumey Aradóttir: „Í klæðaskápnum” ("In the Wardrobe")
Ari Jóhannesson: „uppskera (úr Aðaldalsljóðum)” ("harvest (from Aðaldalur Poems)")

2005

Linda Vilhjálmsdóttir: „Niður” ("Down")

Special acknowledgement:
Linda Vilhjálmsdóttir: „Sónata fyrir forynju og fylgirödd” ("Sonata for a Mostress and Accompanying Voice")
Valur Brynjar Antonsson: „Fæðing” ("Birth")

2004

Hjörtur Marteinsson: Hvorki hér né ... ("Neither Here Nor ...")

Special acknowledgement:
Guðrún Hannesdóttir
Njörður P. Njarðvík

2003

No prize awarded but three received acknowledgement:
Kristín Elva Guðnadóttir
Njörður P. Njarðvík
Sveinbjörn I. Baldvinsson

2002

Hjörtur Pálsson: „Nótt frá Svignaskarði” ("Night from Svignarskarð")

Special acknowledgement:
Kristín Bjarnadóttir: „Fyrsti dansinn I – II” ("The First Dance I - II")
Sveinbjörn I. Baldvinsson