The conduit that connects the creative poetic voice

Arizona State Poetry Society

 














The conduit that connects the creative poetic voice, especially


in rural and remote areas of Arizona; we are connected to


excellent poetry and stimulated by the resonance of


other poets. Roberta L. Howard, CEO, NAVCARE 





 

THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.


JOIN US IN TUCSON FOR THE

45TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE

NOVEMBER 7TH, 2015


FOR THE PRESENTATION OF CONTEST WINNERS!

2015 ANNUAL CONTEST CATEGORIES

Arizona State Poetry Society thanks all our sponsors for their generous support

 

1.   ASPS LEGACY AWARD

Any form

Any subject

Sponsor: Arizona State Poetry Society

Prizes: 1st - $100, 2nd - $65, 3rd - $35

 

2  ASPS MEMORIAL AWARD

Memorable characters: Real or Read about

Any form

Sponsor:  Christy White & Carol Hogan

Prizes: 1st - $100, 2nd - $65, 3rd - $35

 

3.   PURPLE PROSE?

Whatever shade, give us some prose.

Each line must not exceed 52 characters and/or spaces.

Any subject

Sponsor: Sunday Poets

Prizes: 1st - $50, 2nd - $35, 3rd - $15

 

4.   LONG FREE VERSE -  ANY SUBJECT

60 LINE LIMIT

Sponsor:  Molly Saty

Prizes: 1st - $50, 2nd - $30, 3rd - $20

 

5.   FACEBOOKEANS UNITE !

Original poetry posted by author on Facebook. The date posted on their wall must be noted in parenthesis after title.

Any form

Sponsor:  Carol Hogan

Prizes: 1st - $25, 2nd - $15, 3rd - $10

 

6.   WESTERN DREAMS

Any Form

Sponsor:  Mustang Poets

Prizes: 1st - $25, 2nd - $15, 3rd - $10

 

7.   TRADITIONAL RHYMING POETRY

Any form - 32 LINE LIMIT

Sponsor: Sun City Poetry Society

Prizes: 1st - $25, 2nd - $15, 3rd - $10

 

8.   HUMOR

Any form

Sponsor:  Tucson Poetry Society

Prizes: 1st - $25, 2nd - $15, 3rd - $10

 

9.   TWITTER POETRY (Poetweets)

Any 140 character poem (maximum count including spaces and title)

Any subject,

Any form (consider twaiku, twinquain, etc.)

Sponsor:  Granite Reef Poets

Prizes: 1st - $25, 2nd - $15, 3rd - $10

 

10.   WHAT HAPPENS IN __?  Vacations

Any form

Sponsor: Lonely Poets

Prizes: 1st - $25, 2nd - $15, 3rd - $10

 

11.   SHORT FREE VERSE

Any subject - 24 LINE LIMIT

Sponsor: Phoenix Poets

Prizes: 1st - $25, 2nd - $15, 3rd - $10

 

12.   HAIBUN

Any subject ? single or multiple

Sponsor:  East Valley Poets

Prizes: 1st - $25, 2nd - $15, 3rd - $10

 

LINE LIMIT: Unless otherwise specified in the contest description, each entry has a 40-line limit. Spaces or breaks between stanzas or for effect will not count as a line. Introductory or editorial remarks, quotations, dedications, etc. will be counted line by line in the total line count. Free verse may be submitted without line or paragraph breaks. Lines for this format must not exceed 52 characters and/or spaces.

ASPS 2015 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). Poems which have previously won $10.00 or more are not eligible for submission. 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.

 

FORMAT: Submit two (2) clearly typed copies 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.

 

·First Copy: Upper Left Corner should have Category # and Title of Category (NOTHING ON THE RIGHT)

·Second Copy: Just like the first except the right corner should hold the name and contact information (address, phone, email) of the poet.

 

**** INSTRUCTIONS FOR INDIVIDUAL CATEGORIES! Carefully read these. ****

Entry fee:

Per Poem

Category 1 & 2     $5.00

Make checks or

 

Category 3 & 4     $4.00

money orders to: 

 

Category 5 - 12     $2.00

ASPS Annual Contest

Please do not send cash!!

 

DEADLINE: Received by 11:59 pm, SEPTEMBER 30, 2015. 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

ASPS 2015 Annual Contest

PO Box 16125

Phoenix, AZ 85011

 

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.

PRIZE WINNERS: Awards (certificates & prize checks) not claimed at the ASPS Annual Fall Conference, November 7, 2015, will be mailed to winners. Winners: please deposit checks as soon as possible. First 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.

NOTE: Publication of Honorable Mention poetry will depend on space, discretion of the editor of Sandcutters and permission of the author. Poets wishing to decline publication of HM poems must notify the contest chair in writing with submission of the entry.

All awardees will receive certificates. (Non-winning poems will be destroyed.)

Note: Sandcutters is sent to all members of ASPS as their quarterly journal.

Membership dues are $25.00 per calendar year.

!!! Special annual membership discount for those submitting poetry to this contest;

discount available to renewing members also:  $20

Extends membership through December, 2016. !!!