2016 Annual ASPS Contest
2016 Annual ASPS Contest
WRITTEN POEM CATEGORIES
ASPS thanks all our sponsors for their generous support.
PLEASE BE SURE TO READ AND FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES!
1. ASPS PRESIDENT’S AWARD
Any subject, Any form - 60 line limit; Sponsor: Arizona State Poetry Society; Prizes: 1st - $50, 2nd - $35, 3rd - $15
2. ASPS LEGACY AWARD
In memory of Priscilla White, Poet Emeritus; Any Subject, Any form; Sponsor: Christy White; Prizes: 1st - $50, 2nd - $35, 3rd - $15
3. LONG POETRY
Any subject, Any form – 60 line limit; Sponsor: Molly Saty; Prizes: 1st - $50, 2nd - $35, 3rd - $15
4. ARIZONA HISTORY
Format: Sestina; Sponsor: East Valley Poetry Society; Prizes: 1st - $50, 2nd - $35, 3rd - $15
5. FACEBOOKEANS UNITE!
Original poetry posted by author on Facebook; Date posted must be noted in parenthesis after title; Any Subject, Any form; Sponsor: Glendale Poets; Prizes: 1st - $25, 2nd - $15, 3rd - $10
6. SHORT FREE VERSE
Any subject, 24 Line limit; Sponsor: ASPS; Prizes: 1st - $25, 2nd - $15, 3rd - $10
Any Subject, Any form; Sponsor: Tucson Poetry Society; Prizes: 1st - $25, 2nd - $15, 3rd - $10
8. WILD & FREE
Any form – 32 line limit; Sponsor: Scottsdale Mustang Poets; Prizes: 1st - $30, 2nd - $20, 3rd - $10
9. TRADITIONAL RHYMING POETRY
Any subject – 32 line limit; Sponsor: Sun City Area Poetry Society; Prizes: 1st - $25, 2nd - $15, 3rd - $10
Subject – Arizona Travel: What, Where or Why?; Format: Haibun; Sponsor: Karen Call; Prizes: 1st - $25, 2nd - $15, 3rd - $10
ASPS 2016 ANNUAL CONTEST GUIDELINES / RULES
ELIGIBILITY: Open to all poets and aspiring poets. All are welcome here.
QUALIFICATIONS: Any original, unpublished poem not currently submitted to other contest(s). Submissions must observe specified subjects, forms, line limits and format as specified in the category description. There is no refund for disqualified entries. All entries should be titled. (The use of the first line of any poem may suffice for a title.) Any number of poems may be entered in each category, but each individual poem may be submitted only once per entire contest. Submit entries at any time; all entries need not be sent in at one time. Fees must accompany submissions or be submitted electronically before entries qualify.
FORMAT: Submit a clearly typed copy of each poem (in English only), on 8-1/2"x11" white paper, without lines or illustrations. Submit each poem on a separate page; no staples, unless an individual poem exceeds one page. No entries will be returned. Please read instructions carefully. If submitting via email, attach your poems as a Word document and put 2016 CONTEST ENTRY in the Subject Line. Please include your mailing address and phone number in the body of the email. List poem titles and fees sent!
Mailed entries: Each poem will have the following information in the Upper Right Corner
Category # and Title of Category
Poet name and contact information (address, phone, email).
LINE LIMIT: There is a default line limit of 40 lines, unless otherwise specified in the contest description. Spaces or breaks between stanzas will not count as a line. Spaces or breaks for effect only will be counted as lines. Introductory or editorial remarks, quotations, dedications, etc. will be counted line by line in the total line count. Prose and free verse may be submitted without line or paragraph breaks. Lines for this format of entry must not exceed 55 characters.
All entries will be submitted in Arial 11 pt or Times New Roman 12.
Carefully read INSTRUCTIONS FOR INDIVIDUAL CATEGORIES
Found in Category Descriptions.
ENTRY FEES PER POEM
Categories: 1, 2, 3, 4 - $3.00
Categories: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 - $2.00
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DEADLINE, for mailed & emailed: Received by 11:59 pm, October 1, 2016. If mailing, send First Class or Priority Mail only (Not Registered or any form of delivery requiring signature). Mail entries and #10 (business) self-addressed stamped envelope to:
Carol Hogan, Contest Chair
10401 N Cave Creek Rd. #116
Phoenix, AZ 85020
If submitting your poems electronically to CarolHogan@cox.net, please pay your fees using our Web Store PayPal link. You will be sent a receipt for your payment and confirmation of poems received.
JUDGES: Qualified non-ASPS members; not residents of the State of Arizona. Decisions are final. List of judges to accompany results sent via SASE provided by contestant, at completion of competition, or posted online.
PRIZE WINNERS: Awards (certificates & prize checks) not claimed at the 46th ASPS Annual Fall Poetry Conference, November 19, 2014, will be mailed to winners. Winners: please deposit checks as soon as possible. First, second, and third prize-winning poems will be read at the Annual Fall Conference of the Arizona State Poetry Society and published in the ASPS journal, Sandcutters. Winners will receive a copy. Sandcutters claims first publication rights. Poets receiving Honorable Mentions will be listed in Sandcutters and receive a certificate.
NOTE: Poets wishing to decline publication of HM poems must notify the contest chair in writing with submission of the entry.
Sandcutters is sent to all members of ASPS as their bi-annual journal.
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