2018 Poetry Contests

FSPA 2018 POETRY CONTESTS     

                        

# 1 FSPA FREE VERSE AWARD

Subject: Any.  Form: Free Verse.  1 page limit.

1st PL $100. 2nd PL $75. 3rd PL $50. 3 HM.

Entry fee $2 per poem, limit 2 poems.

Sponsored by FSPA, Inc.

 

# 2 FSPA FORMAL VERSE AWARD

Subject: Any.  Form: Formal Verse. (Include form

name at top of page.)  1 page limit.

1st PL $100. 2nd PL $75. 3rd PL $50. 3 HM

Entry fee $2 per poem, limit 2 poems.

Sponsored by FSPA, Inc.

 

# 3 *JOSEPH A. CAVANAUGH, SR. 

MEMORIAL AWARD

Subject: Ireland.  (See web link.) Form: Any.

1st PL $100. 2nd PL $50. 3rd PL $25. 3HM

Sponsored by Friends & Family of 

Joseph A. Cavanaugh, Sr.

 

# 4 LT. GEORGE BIRKNER MEMORIAL AWARD

Subject: Patriotism (USA or State). Form: Any.

1st PL $100. 2nd PL $50. 3rd PL $25. 3 HM

Sponsored by Janet Redemann Sage

 

# 5 * CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE 

BLANK VERSE AWARD

Subject: Any. Form: Blank Verse. (See web link.)

60 Line Limit.

1st PL $50. 2nd PL $25. 3rd PL $15. 3 HM

Sponsored by The Twelve Chairs Advanced 

Poetry Course & Al Rocheleau

 

# 6 EDNA AND WALTER M. REDEMANN MEMORIAL AWARD

Subject: First Responders. Form: Any.

1st PL $50. 2nd PL $25. 3rd PL $15. 3HM.

Sponsored by Janet Redemann Sage

 

# 7 THE CRESCENDO AWARD

Subject: A response to hearing a musical performance.

Form: Any. 40 Line Limit.

1st PL $50. 2nd PL $35. 3rd PL $15. 3HM

Sponsored by Judith and Randall Krum

 

 

# 8 LIBRARY APPRECIATION AWARD 

Subject: Libraries in general or a specific library.

Form: Any. 24 Line Limit

1st PL $50. 2nd PL $30. 3rd PL $20. 3HM

Sponsored by Frank Yanni

 

# 9 LISTENING AWARD

Subject: Listening. Form: Any.

1st PL $50. 2nd PL $25. 3rd PL $15. 3HM

Sponsored by Linda Eve Diamond

 

# 10 *O HAPA DAYS!

Subject: A mixed race/heritage/cultural

observation or experience. (See web link.)

Form: Any. 30 Line Limit.

1st PL $40. 2nd PL $20. 3rd PL $10. 3HM

Sponsored by J. C. Kato

 

#11 HENRIETTA & MARK KROAH 

FOUNDERS AWARD (Free to FSPA Members)

Subject: Wedding. Form: Any.

1st PL $25. 2nd PL $15. 3rd PL $10. 3HM

Sponsored by FSPA, Inc.

 

#12 PAST PRESIDENTS AWARD

Subject: Answers. Form: Any

1st PL $25. 2nd PL $15. 3rd PL $10. 3HM

Sponsored by Past Presidents of FSPA

 

#13 THE POET’S VISION

Subject: Any. Form: Any. 40 Line Limit.

1st PL $25. 2nd PL $15. 3rd PL $10. 3HM

Sponsored by Janet Watson

 

#14 STORM AWARD

Subject: A storm. Form: Any.

1st PL $25. 2nd PL $15. 3rd PL $10. 3HM

Sponsored by Betty Prisendorf

 

#15 LAVAUGHN HESS MEMORIAL AWARD

Subject: Family. Form: Haiku.

1st PL $25. 2nd PL $15. 3rd PL $10. 3HM

Sponsored by Jennifer Hess Burrows

 

#16 SUNSHINE POETS AWARD

Subject: Humor.   Form: Rhymed & Metered.

1st PL $25. 2nd PL $15. 3rd PL $10. 3HM

Sponsored by Sunshine Poets

 

#17 THE PETRARCHAN SONNET AWARD 

Subject: Any. Form Petrarchan. 14 Lines.

1st PL $25. 2nd PL $15. 3rd PL $10. 3HM

Sponsored by Joyce Shiver

 

#18 WILLARD B. FOSTER MEMORIAL AWARD

Subject: A religious theme. Form: Any. 40 Line Limit.

1st PL $25. 2nd PL $15. 3rd PL $10. 3HM

Sponsored by John F. Foster 

 

#19 THE PEACE AWARD

Subject: Peace.  Form: Any.

50 Line Limit. 1st PL $25. 2nd PL $15.

3rd PL $10. 3HM

Sponsored by Coleen T. Ward in honor of 

her children and grandchildren

 

#20 THE LIVE POETS AWARD

Subject: The Dark Side. Form: Any. 40 Line Limit.

1st PL $25. 2nd PL $15. 3rd PL $10. 3HM

Sponsored by Live Poets Society of Daytona Beach

 

#21 JUNE OWENS MEMORIAL AWARD

Subject: “Lines From a Summer.” Form: Any.

Note: The subject is from one of June’s poems.

Poets may interpret it as they wish.

40 Line Limit. 1st PL $25. 2nd PL $15. 3rd PL $10.

3HM

Sponsored by New River Poets

 

#22 MIAMI POETS AWARD

Subject:  Aging. Form: Any. 40 Line Limit.

1st PL $25. 2nd PL $15. 3rd PL $10. 3HM

Sponsored by Miami Poets

 

#23 TOMOKA POETS AWARD

Subject: What did you say? Form: Any.

1st PL $25. 2nd PL $15. 3rd PL $10. 3HM

Sponsored by Tomoka Poets

 

 

 

#24 KATE KENNEDY MEMORIAL AWARD

Subject: The Mississippi River.   Form: Any.

40 Line Limit. 1st PL $25. 2nd PL $15. 3rd PL $10. 3HM

Sponsored by B. J. Alligood

 

#25 VERNA THORNTON MEMORIAL AWARD

Subject: Any. Form: Any. 40 Line Limit.

1st PL $25. 2nd PL $15. 3rd PL $10. 3HM

Sponsored by New River Poets

 

#26 HOPE AT HAND AWARD

Subject: Hope. Form: Any. 40 Line Limit.

1st PL $25. 2nd PL $15. 3rd PL $10. 3HM

Sponsored by North Florida Poetry Hub

 

# 27 P. H. (PATTI) HANNAWAY MEMORIAL AWARD

Subject: Any. Form: Any. 40 Line Limit.

1st PL $25. 2nd PL $15. 3rd PL $10. 3HM

Sponsored by New River Poets

 

*See www.floridastatepoetsassociation.org for contest links

and details.

 

CONTEST RULES: Please read carefully and follow all directions.

Any violations will disqualify submission.

 

  1. ALL POEMS MUST:
  • be the original work of the poet
  • be unpublished in any form
  • not have won more than $10 in any contest
  • be written in English
  • be titled unless a sijo or haiku
  • have a 40 lines limit unless stated otherwise
  • not be simultaneously entered in any other contest

 

  1. CATEGORY SPECIFICS:
  • The same poem must not be entered in more than one category.
  • Categories 1 & 2 are limited to 2 entries per category per poet.
  • Categories 3 through 27 are limited to one entry per category per poet.

 

  1. FORMAT:
  • Typed, single-spaced on one side of 8.5” x 11” white paper.

No illustrations.

  • Submit 2 copies – both with category name and number on upper left.
  • Poet’s name, address, phone and email on duplicate copy only on upper right.
  • Mail all entries together in one envelope with check or money order payable to FSPA, Inc. using regular first class mail.

 

  1. FEES:  
  • Categories 1 & 2 are $2 per poem. (2 poem limit per category).
  • Category 11 is free to FSPA members only – all others must pay $1.00.
  • Remaining categories are $1.00 each.  Please do not send cash.  Make checks or money orders payable to FSPA, Inc.

 

  1. PUBLISHING RIGHTS:
  • Poets give FSPA, Inc. exclusive first printing rights to all 1st place

winning poems awarded in the FSPA, Inc. Annual Contest.

  • 1st Place winning poems will be printed in the FSPA Anthology.
  • The Editor reserves the right to alter line breaks having more than

50 characters per line, including spaces.

  • Printing rights revert to the poet after the anthology is published

(October 2018)

 

SUBMISSION PERIOD:

  • May 1 to July 14, 2018
  • July 14, 2018 is a “Postmarked By” deadline.

 

MAIL ENTRIES TO:

Mary Rogers-Grantham

23 Zorro Court

Palm Coast, FL 32164.

 

Names of winners will be posted October 2018 on the FSPA website.

 

The Web Links below are provided to offer further information

regarding the following contest categories:

 

Category 3 Web Link:

http://www.floridastatepoetsassociation.org/Irish%20Poetry%20Contest%20Details.pdf

 

Category 5 Web Link:

http://www.poemhunter.com/christopher-marlowe/

 

Category 10 Web Link:

http://www.floridastatepoetsassociation.org/OHapaDays7.pdf