People are not "nominated" for the AWP National Poetry Award, they submit their work for consideration. One winner is chosen annually for the $6500 scholarship prize. There are also three $500 "scholarships" to attend writing workshops and the like held by AWP, those monies held by AWP as down payments to attend. Each poetry submission requires a $10 "reading fee". There is no limit to the number of submissions, so long as the $10 check accompanies each.
It appears that this young woman sent one or more submissions and a $10 check for each one to AWP to enter the competition, and was not one of those chosen by the organization for further consideration in that given year.
Hats off to her for joining the competition, but not so much for claiming that her work was "nominated" for anything, because it wasn't.
Add this to her claim of being a writer for NPR (later withdrawn as a "typographical error",) and it's clear that she has some issues with telling the truth without being closely monitored by those who expect it.