The Poetry Council of North Carolina announces poetry contests for this year.
Go here for the guidelines
Poetry Council of North Carolina Annual Poetry Contest
Poetry Day will take place October 10, 2009
To read about Poetry Day last year go to:
Poetry Day October 4, 2008, at Catawba College.
Annual Poetry Contest rules
Opening Date: Jan 15, 2009
Closing Date: May 15, 2009.
Open to residents and former residents of North Carolina—persons born in N.C., transients from other states who either attend school or work in this state, and N.C. residents temporarily out of state.
OSCAR ARNOLD YOUNG (book contest)
CHARLES SHULL (traditional poetry)
JAMES LARKIN PEARSON (free verse)
ELLEN T. JOHNSTON-HALE (light verse)
GLADYS OWINGS HUGHES HERITAGE (free verse) CHARLOTTE YOUNG (elementary and middle school students; any subject or form)
SAM RAGAN NORTH CAROLINA CONNECTION (high school and undergraduate)
The Poetry Council of North Carolina is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit of about 15 volunteers who conduct an annual poetry contest, publish the winning poems in our contest anthology Bay Leaves, and host Poetry Day each fall so that the poets who submitted a winning poem may read and attend a luncheon that includes a guest speaker. Because we do not have a paid membership, we charge a small entry fee of $5 for adult entries by contest category, and there is a modest charge to attend the luncheon so that we may recover those costs. The student contests are supported by donations, and do not have an entry fee as a means to facilitate the ability of school administrators and teachers to encourage students to enter one of the grade-appropriate contests. Questions about the Poetry Council may be directed by e-mail to email@example.com.
Hosted by Old Mountain Press Poetry and Prose Anthology Series