2017 FSPA 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 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

 

# 4 *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.

Category 4 Web Link:

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

  

# 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 $10 each.

Sponsored by The Twelve Chairs Advanced 

Poetry Course & Al Rocheleau

Category 5 Web Link:

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

 

# 6 THE CRESCENDO AWARD

Subject: A response to hearing a musical

performance. Form: Any.

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

Sponsored by Judith and Randall Krum

 

# 7 *AVOID EXTINCTIONS AWARD 

Subject: Any endangered FL bird. (See web link.)

Form: Any.

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

Sponsored by Frank Yanni

Category 7 Web Link:

http://fl.audubon.org/birds/floridas-imperiled-birds

 

# 8 LISTENING AWARD

Subject: Listening. Form: Any.

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

Sponsored by Linda Eve Diamond

 

# 9 *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

Category 9 Web Link:

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

 

#10 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.

 

#11 PAST PRESIDENTS AWARD

Subject: Answers. Form: Any

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

Sponsored by Past Presidents of FSPA

 

#12 * ARTS R US 

Subject: Christina’s World. (See web link.) Form: Any.

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

Sponsored by Betty Prisendorf

Category 12 Web Link:

http://arthistory.about.com/od/famous_paintings/ss/andrew_wyeth_christinas_world.htm

 

 #13 THE POET’S VISION

Subject: Any.   Form: Any.

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

Sponsored by Janet Watson

 

#14 RANDALL CADMAN MEMORIAL AWARD

Subject: Any. Form: Sonnet (humorous). 14 lines

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

Sponsored by New River Poets

 

#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: Any, Rhymed & Metered.

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

Sponsored by Sunshine Poets

 

#17 THE VILLANELLE AWARD 

Subject: Any. Form: Villanelle 19 Lines.

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

Sponsored by Joyce Shiver

 

#18 WILLARD B. FOSTER

MEMORIAL AWARD

Subject: The good old days. Form: Rhymed & Metered.

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.

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

Sponsored by Live Poets Society of Daytona Beach

 

#21 JUNE OWENS MEMORIAL AWARD

Subject: Borders.   Form: Any.

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

Sponsored by New River Poets

 

#22 MIAMI POETS AWARD

Subject:  Nostalgia. Form: Any.

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 JANE OPEL MEMORIAL AWARD

Subject: Any.   Form: Any.

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

Sponsored by Poetry for the Love of It   

 

#25 KATE KENNEDY MEMORIAL AWARD

Subject: Grandma’s purse.   Form: Any.

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

Sponsored by B. J. Alligood

 

#26 THE ELAINE PERSON HUMOR AWARD 

Subject: Humor.  Form: Limerick

5 Lines Rhyming aabba

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

Sponsored by Wednesday Writers of Winter Park

 

#27 BRUCE ANDERSON AWARD

Subject: Any. Form: Sonnet – 14 lines

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

Sponsored by Christine Valentine

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CONTEST RULES: Please read carefully and follow all directions.

Any violations will disqualify submission.

ALL POEMS MUST:

  • be the original work of the contestant
  • 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 24 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 10 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 2017)

SUBMISSION PERIOD:

  • May 1 to July 15, 2017
  • July 15, 2017 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 2017 on the FSPA website.