Every year RHINO Poetry selects works that have had the greatest impact on their editors. Cash awards are given in poetry for First, Second, and Honorable Mention, and the First Place winner is nominated for a Pushcart Prize (with other place winners occasionally nominated as well). There is also a Translation Prize which receives a cash award as well. There is no application process; the winners are selected from the general submissions to be published in the annual and are also published on the magazine's website.
2015 Editors' Prize in Poetry
First Prize: Jose Angel Araguz for "Joe"
Second Prize: Paul Tran for "[He picked me up]"
Honorable Mention: Nate Marshall for "buying new shoes"
2015 Translation Prize
"Cause" by Farouk Goweda, translated from the Arabic by Walid Abdallah and Andy Fogle
"Devil & Freedom" by Olja Savičević Ivančević, translated from the Croatian by Andrea Jurjević