Contests

Indiana State Federation of Poetry Clubs 2014 (click for details)
36th Annual Fall Rendezvous Contest
October 10 – 12, 2014

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Poetry Ensemble of Orlando 2014 (click for details)

ANNUAL POETRY CONTEST

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FSPA 2013 Contest Winners List

FLORIDA STATE POETS ASSOCIATION, INC., 2014 CONTESTS

1. FSPA FREE VERSE AWARD
Subject: Any. Form: Free Verse. 1 page limit.
1st Place $100. 2nd Place $75. 3rd Place $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 (put form
name at top of page) 1 page limit.
1st Place $100. 2nd Place $75. 3rd Place $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 Place $100. 2nd Place $50. 3rd Place $25
3HM Sponsored by Friends & Family of
Joseph A. Cavanaugh, Sr.

4.* HENRIETTA & MARK KROAH FOUNDERS AWARD
(Free to FSPA Members)
Subject: Color. Form: Ninette (see weblink); Limit 9 lines
1st Place $25. 2nd Place $15. 3rd Place $10
3HM Sponsored by FSPA, Inc.

5.* PAST PRESIDENTS AWARD
Subject: Dieting.
Form: Diminished Hexaverse (see web link); Limit 15 lines
1st Place $25. 2nd Place $15. 3rd Place $10
3HM Sponsored by Past Presidents of FSPA

6.* O HAPA DAYS
Subject: A mixed race/heritage/cultural
observation or experience. (see web link)
Form: Any. 30 Line Limit.
1st Place $25. 2nd Place $15. 3rd Place $10
3HM Sponsored by J. C. Kato

7.* THE NOSTALGIA AWARD
In Memory of Pam
Subject: A memory from the past.
Form: Triolet; Limit 8 to 16 lines (see web link)
1st PL $25. 2nd PL $15. 3rd PL $10 3HM Sponsored by Betty Prisendorf

8. STORY TIME
Subject: Any. Form: Ballad. 30 Line Limit.
1st Place $25. 2nd Place $15. 3rd Place $10
3HM Sponsored by Virginia Buelke

9. A POET’S VISION
Subject: Any. Form: Any.
1st Place $25. 2nd Place $15. 3rd Place $10
3HM Sponsored by Janet Watson

10. RANDALL CADMAN MEMORIAL AWARD
Subject: Any. Form: Any Traditional Sonnet.
14 line limit. (State name of sonnet at top.)
1st Place $25. 2nd Place $15. 3rd Place $10
3HM Sponsored by New River Poets

11. LAVAUGHN HESS MEMORIAL AWARD
Subject: Seasons. Form: Haiku; Limit 3 lines
1st Place $25. 2nd Place $15. 3rd Place $10
3HM Sponsored by Jennifer Hess Burrows

12. THE BALLAD AWARD
Subject: Any. Form: Ballad; Limit 50 lines
1st Place $25. 2nd Place $15. 3rd Place $10
3HM Sponsored by Joyce Shiver

13. ADRIENNE RICH MEMORIAL AWARD
Subject: One lover speaking to another.
Form: Ghazal – 5 or 6 couplets in length. Unmetered,
unrhymed; see her “Homage to Ghalib”
1st Place $25. 2nd Place $15. 3rd Place $10
3HM Sponsored by Peter Hanen

14. WILLARD B. FOSTER MEMORIAL
AWARD
Subject: Aging – Humorous. Form: Any.
1st Place $25. 2nd Place $15. 3rd Place $10
3HM Sponsored by John F. Foster

15. SEAMUS HEANEY MEMORIAL AWARD
Subject: Nature. Form: Any.
1st Place $25. 2nd Place $15. 3rd Place $10
3HM Sponsored by Sunshine Poets

16. THE PEACE AWARD
Subject: Peace. Form: Any. 50 Line Limit
1st Place $25. 2nd Place $15. 3rd Place $10
3HM Sponsored by Coleen T. Ward in honor
of her children and grandchildren

17. THE LIVE POETS AWARD
Subject: The Dark Side. Form: Any.
1st Place $25. 2nd Place $15. 3rd Place $10
3HM Sponsored by Live Poets Society of
Daytona Beach

18. JUNE OWENS MEMORIAL AWARD
Subject: Seeing Through Rain. Form: Any.
1st Place $25. 2nd Place $15. 3rd Place $10
3HM Sponsored by New River Poets

19. MIAMI POETS AWARD
Subject: Beaches. Form: Any.
1st Place $25. 2nd Place $15. 3rd Place $10
3HM Sponsored by Miami Poets

20. TOMOKA POETS AWARD
Subject: 1st Love – Person or Thing.
Form: Any.
1st Place $25. 2nd Place $15. 3rd Place $10
3HM Sponsored by Tomoka Poets

21. THE UNFORGOTTEN
Subject: From the grave.
Form: Spoon River.
1st Place $25. 2nd Place $15. 3rd Place $10 3HM Sponsored by Virginia Buelke

22. WINKLEBLECK’S CHALLENGE
In Memory of Mary Winklebleck.
Subject: Any.
Form: Any except Free Verse
1st Place $25. 2nd Place $15. 3rd Place $10 3HM
Sponsored by Barbara Blanks

23. GINGERBREAD POETS AWARD
Subject: Any.
Form: Sestina.
1st Place $25. 2nd Place $15. 3rd Place $10 3HM
Sponsored by Gingerbread Poets

24. JANE OPEL MEMORIAL AWARD
Subject: Any.
Form: Triolet – 8 lines.
1st Place $25. 2nd Place $15. 3rd Place $10 3HM
Sponsored by Poetry For the Love of It

* See www.floridastatepoetsassociation.org
for contest links for detailed information as well as FSPA Anthology information and
order form.

CONTEST RULES
Please read carefully and follow all directions. Any violations will disqualify submission.

1. ALL POEMS MUST:

a. be the original work of the contestant
b. be unpublished in any form
c. not have won more than $10 in any contest
d. be written in English
e. be titled unless a sijo or haiku
f. have a 40 lines limit unless stated otherwise

2. CATEGORY SPECIFICS:

The same poem must not be entered in more than one category. Categories 1 & 2 are limited to 2 entries per poet per category. Categories 3 through 24 are limited to one entry per poet per category.

3. FORMAT:

Typed single-spaced on one side of 8 1/2 x 11″ white paper. No illustrations. Submit 2 copies with category number and name on both copies on upper left. Poet’s name, address & 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.

4. FEES:

Categories 1 & 2 are $2 per poem (2 poem limit per category).
Category 4 is free to FSPA members only – all others must pay $1.
Remaining categories are $1 each.  No cash, please.  Make checks or money orders payable to FSPA, Inc.

5. PUBLISHING RIGHTS:

Poets give FSPA, Inc. exclusive first printing rights to all poems entered in the FSPA, Inc. Annual Contest.
First place winning poems will be printed in the 2014 FSPA, Inc. 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 (November 2014).

POSTMARKED BY DEADLINE: APRIL 15. 2014

MAIL ENTRIES TO:

Ms. B.J. Alligood
688 Branch Drive
Port Orange, FL 32127

SASE for winner’s list or additional flyers. Winners not present at 2014 convention will be notified by mail in November 2014.