The Bettendorf (Iowa) Public Library Poetry In Motion call for entries
The Bettendorf (Iowa) Public Library is accepting entries for it Poetry In Motion poetry competition. Entries should be no more than 16 lines in length, and should deal with the theme of “Motion”. Adults and youths (middle through high school) living within 50 miles of the Quad Cities (Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa; Moline, East Moline, and Rock Island, Illinois) are eligible to enter.
The entry deadline is March 25, 2013. This page of the Bettendorf Public Library web site contains more information on this competition, as well as the “I Love My Library” essay contest, and the “I Love My Library” video contest.
The Adobe Foundation is accepting entries for the second Adobe Youth Voices (AYV) Aspire Awards, described by its sponsors as “…a global, online challenge inviting youth to creatively express their vision for driving change in local communities.” There are 8 standard content categories, and a special category, the UNICEF Challenge, for video proposals for a project that entrants would like to launch in their local communities.
The deadline for content produced from 2010-2012 is February 22, 2013; the deadline for the UNICEF Challenge and any other content produced in early 2013 is April 19. For more information, please check out this CSR Wire news release, or this page of the Youth Voices web site.
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts 2013 Wachtmeister Award call for entries
The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) is accepting entries of poetry for the 2013 Wachtmeister Award, a biennial prize offered in alternating genres. Among the winnings are a $1,000 honorarium, and a fully funded residency of up to thirty days at VCCA.
The entry deadline is September 30, 2012. This article from Poets & Writers magazine contains more information, and the necessary links.
California Writers Exchange contest call for entries
Poets & Writers, Inc., is accepting entries for the California Writers Exchange contest, which provides California writers with a trip to New York City to meet with literary agents, editors, publishers, and writers. There is one winner for poetry, and one for fiction.
The entry deadline is August 31, 2012. More information may be found on this page of the Poets & Writers web site.
Wattpad “Atty” prizes call for entries
Wattpad, a Toronto-based social media site for budding writers, is accepting collections of poetry for the new “Atty” prizes, named after famous Canadian author Margaret Atwood. Entrants may submit a collection of 10 poems in various poetic styles, or a single poem.
Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest call for entries
The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is accepting entries of original poetry and short stories.
There is a postmark entry deadline of July 31, 2012. More information may be found on the Dream Quest One web site.
23 Sandy Gallery, of Portland, Oregon, is accepting entries for The Poetic Pen: Celebrating Calligraphy and Poetry, a juried exhibition of calligraphic artwork that uses poetry as a primary textual focus. Entries may be in the form of pen or brush works illustrating wall-hung pieces, broadsides, books, sculptural objects, etc.
The entry deadline is April 20, 2012. More information is available at this page of the 23 Sandy web site.
“Poetry on the Move” call for entries
The City of San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs, VTA, Arts Council Silicon Valley, and Santa Clara County are accepting entries for the “Poetry on the Move” contest. Submitted poems must be 50 words or less, and relate to the theme of “Invention”. Winning poems will be placed in light rail and buses in Silicon Valley.
The entry deadline is January 31, 2012. Please visit this blog for more information.
Picayune Writer’s Group (Picayune, Mississippi) haiku contest call for entries
Beginning January 1, 2012, the Picayune Writer’s Group of Picayune, Mississippi is accepting entries for its first annual haiku contest. The contest closes on March 31, 2012. More information on the contest, and the haiku verse form (including examples) may be found in this article.
RHINO poetry magazine Founders’ Prize call for entries
RHINO poetry magazine is accepting entries for its Founders’ Prize, which will feature cash awards and publication in the magazine. The entry deadline is October 1st, 2011.
More information and registration instructions may be found here.
Santa Fe Writers Project call for entries for inaugural poetry contest
The Santa Fe Writers Project (SFWP) is accepting entries for its inaugural poetry contest. Entry deadline is September 1, 2011; rules and information available at this web site.
Patricia Dobler Poetry Contest call for entries
Entries are being accepted for the Patricia Dobler Poetry Contest. Entrants must be women writers over the age of 40 who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, currently living in the U.S., who have not published a full-length book. Each entrant may submit up to 2 poems; each poem must be unpublished, with up to 75 lines per poem. Deadline for entries is September 1, 2011.
Contest rules and submission information are available here.