Young Romantics writing competition call for entries

John Keats

John Keats

Post date: 2015-02-19. The Keats Shelly Memorial Association is accepting entries of short poems and short stories from writers aged 16-18 for its new Young Romantics writing competition. Entries must take their inspiration from the work, lives and ideas of the Romantic poets, and they must refer to the theme of this year’s competition, which is Lost Angels.

The entry deadline is March 13, 2015. Though this competition is based in the U.K., the web site does not list any geographic restrictions on competitors. For more, including relevant links, please see this Guardian article.

2014 Rhysling Awards winners announced2014 Rhysling

Post date: 2015-02-12. The Science Fiction Poetry Association has announced the winners of the 2014 Rhysling Awards for the speculative poems of the year. More on these awards and the winners may be found in this Asian American Press article, and at this page of the SF Poetry web site. Those who do not recognize the source of the name of these awards may be interested in this Wikipedia entry.

Linus Galleries Black and White call for submissionsArt Contest Call for Entries Black and White

Post date: 2014-12-08. Los Angeles-based Linus Galleries is accepting submissions in a variety of media—including photography, wall sculpture, fabric, mixed media, all paintings and drawings, video, and poetry—for its Black and White online exhibition.

The entry deadline is December 22, 2014. For more, please see the call for entries page at the Linus Gallery web site.

2014 National Student Poets named at White House Ceremony

From left, Cameron Messinides, Madeleine LeCesne, Ashley Gong, First Lady Michelle Obama, Julia Falkner and Weston Clark

From left, Cameron Messinides, Madeleine LeCesne, Ashley Gong, First Lady Michelle Obama, Julia Falkner and Weston Clark

Post date: 2014-10-12. First Lady Michelle Obama named the five 2014 National Student Poets at a White House Ceremony. The honored poets were Weston Clark of Zionsville, Indiana; Ashley Gong of Sandy Hook, Connecticut; Cameron Messinides of Camden, South Carolina; Julia Falkner of Louisville, Colorado; and Madeleine LeCesne of New Orleans, Louisiana. This Uptown Messenger article has more on this program and the ceremony.

Liberated Words Poetry Film Festival call for entriesPoetry film

Post date: 2014-06-23. The Liberated Words Poetry Film Festival of Bristol, England, is accepting entries of poetry films from around the world.

The entry deadline is July 30, 2014. For more, including links to downloadable entry forms, please see this page of the Liberated Words web site.

Writers’ Workshop of Asheville (NC) 25th Annual Poetry Contest call for entriesAsheville

Post date: 2014-02-17. The Writers’ Workshop of Asheville (NC) is accepting entries for its 25th Annual Poetry Contest, which is open to any writer regardless of residence.

There is a postmark deadline of February 28, 2014. For more, please see this article from the Salisbury Post.

“Tokens and Sentiments” juried exhibition call for submissionscropped-Capitol-Arts-Network-banner-01

Post date: 2013-12-10. The Capitol Arts Network is accepting submissions of photography, painting, mixed media, and poetry for its juried gallery exhibition “Tokens and Sentiments”, which will take place Friday, February 7th 2014 through Wednesday, February 26th 2014.

The submissions deadline is December 27, 2012. For more information, please see this page of the Capitol Arts Network web site.

Bucks County (PA) competition to find new Bucks County Poet LaureateBucksLogoColor2013

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

Awards founder Scott Griffin with award winner David McFadden

Awards founder Scott Griffin with award winner David McFadden

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

Bettendorf (IA) National Library Week competitions

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.

Adobe Youth Voices (AYV) Aspire Awards call for entries

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.


See 2012 and earlier Writing Poetry competitions here.
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