Bucks County Community College is accepting nominations for a competition to find the next Poet Laureate of Bucks County. Interested Bucks County residents have until September 10, 2013, to submit 10 original poems and an entry form to the college’s Department of Language and Literature.
For more information, please see this Bucks County Community College press release.
Griffin Poetry Prize winners announced
Fady Joudah and David McFadden were announced as the winners of this year’s Griffin Poetry Prize, the world’s largest prize for a first edition single collection of poetry written in English. This Publishers Weekly article has more on the awards, the writers, and their winning works.
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.