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Poetry Contests

NORTH CAROLINA POETRY SOCIETY

POETRY CONTESTS

DEADLINE: February 1, 2012


The North Carolina Poetry Society invites submissions to its nine 2012

adult poetrycontests, open to NCPS members and non-members

and (except for the Poet Laureate contest) to both NC residents and

non-residents:

THOMAS H. McDILL AWARD: any form, any style; maximum 70 lines.

CALDWELL NIXON JR. AWARD: written for children ages 2-12, any

form, any style; maximum 36 lines.

JOANNA CATHERINE SCOTT AWARD: traditional forms (except sestinas);

maximum 36 lines.

MARY RUFFIN POOLE AMERICAN HERITAGE AWARD: any form, any style

on theme of American heritage, brotherhood/sisterhood, nature;

maximum of 36 lines.

KATHERINE KENNEDY McINTYRE LIGHT VERSE AWARD: any form, any

style; maximum 36 lines.

GRIFFIN-FARLOW AWARD: Haiku.

POETRY OF COURAGE AWARD: any form, any style on theme of courage or crisis;

maximum 36 lines.

POETRY OF LOVE AWARD: any form, any style; maximum 36 lines.*

POET LAUREATE AWARD: a serious poem, any subject, any style, maximum of

110 lines. Open to poets currently residing in NC. The winning poem will be selected by

the North Carolina Poet Laureate.


FOR RULES AND GUIDELINES:

www.ncPoetrySociety.org

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