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2018 Voices of Lincoln Poetry Contest

14 May 2018

Deadline: July 21, 2018

The 14th Annual Voices of Lincoln Poetry Contest officially began in April, as part of the celebration of National Poetry Month. The theme for this year’s contest is “The Magic of ‘If . . .’ Through the Power of Poetry.” There are five new categories: “If I Could See The Future,” “If I Could Travel Back In Time,” “If I Had A Robot That Knew Everything,” “If I Believed Anything Was Possible,” “If Money Grew On Trees.”  Poets may submit a maximum of three poems, no more than one in each of three of the five contest categories.

Everyone is encouraged to enter the contest. Poets do not have to live in Lincoln to be eligible. Young Poets, 18-years of age or under, are encouraged to submit poems and will compete in a special “Young Poets” category. Last year the contest attracted 182 poets from 56 cities in eight (8) states and five (5) countries—the US, England, India, the Philippines, and Singapore. Poets submitted 454 poems. Ninety-six (96) young poets submitted 233 poems. The number of entrants and poems received greatly exceeded the number of poems submitted and poets entering the contest in any previous year.

Guidelines:

  1. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners selected in each contest category
  2.  Five (5) categories include: If I Could See The Future, If I Could Travel Back InTime, If I Had A Robot That Knew Everything, If I Believed Anything Was Possible, If Money Grew On Trees.
  3.  Poets may submit a maximum of three (3) poems. Select three (3) of the contest categories and submit one poem from each.
  4.  Poems may be in rhyme, free verse, Haiku, or other accepted poetry forms and of any length, up to a maximum of 60 lines.
  5. Young Poets, 18-years of age or under, are encouraged to submit poems and will compete in a special “Young Poets” category.
  6. Entry Forms and Contest Rules are available in the rack next to Front Desk at the Lincoln Public Library at Contest Deadline: Poems must be received no later than Saturday, July 21, 2018. Early submissions are appreciated.
  7. Questions—contact Alan Lowe at slolowe@icloud.com

Details:

Organization/Company: City of Lincoln, CA

Website: http://lincolnca.gov/city-hall/departments-divisions/library/services/poetry-contest

Location: Lincoln, CA

Deadline: July 21, 2018

How to Apply: Visit http://lincolnca.gov/city-hall/departments-divisions/library/services/poetry-contest

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TSKW Robert Frost International Poetry Contest

5 February 2013
TSKW Robert Frost International Poetry Contest 

TSKW was honored to take over the prestigious literary tradition founded by the Heritage House Museum 20 years ago, which honors Robert Frost and encourages the creation of new poetry and haiku.

TSKW will accept contest entries between January 1 and March 1, 2013

PRIZES FOR EACH CATEGORY: (POETRY AND HAIKU)

1st Place – A Two Week Residency at The Studios of Key West* + $200 Cash prize
2nd Place  – $100 Cash Prize
3rd Place   – $50 Cash Prize
2 Honorable Mentions awarded each category
Top three selected entries in each category will be published at www.tskw.org

*Residencies are non-transferable and will be scheduled with the winner to fall between May 2014 and August 2014. TSKW will contact first prize winners to schedule residency dates after April 1, 2013.

1. There is a $10 fee for each poem entered.

2. A $10 fee allows for the submission of two (2) haikus.

3. Poems may be rhymed or unrhymed, metered or free verse, up to 40 lines.

4. Previously published poems or haiku may not be submitted.

Visit the website for details: http://tskw.org/news-room/announcing-201-robert-frost-international-poetry-haiku-contests/