2015 Adult Poetry Contest

The 2015 Annual Poetry Virginia Contest

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The Poetry Society of Virginia

Deadline: January 19, 2015 (Postmark) Edgar Allan Poe’s Birthday
Entries received after February 1, 2015 will not be included

Mail entries to:
Poetry Contest 11594 Hume Road
Hume, VA 22639-1806

2015 CONTEST CATEGORIES

  • Edgar Allan Poe Memorial
    • Sponsored by Poetry Virginia. Any form. Any subject. 48 line limit.
    • Award: $100

ENDOWED SPONSORSHIPS:

  • Sarah Lockwood Memorial
    • Any subject. Sonnet in rhyme and meter.
    • Award: $100, $75, $50
  • Bess Gresham Memorial
    • Any form. Subject: friends and friendship. 48 line limit. Awards: $50, $30, $20
  • Carleton Drewry Memorial
    • Any form. Subject: farm life or working the earth. 48 line limit. Awards: $50, $30, $20
  • Brodie Herndon Memorial
    • Any form. Subject: heroism. 48 line limit. Awards: $50, $30, $20
  • Nancy Byrd Turner Memorial
    • Sonnet or other traditional form. State the form. Any subject. Awards: $50, $30, $20
  • Judah, Sarah, Grace and Tom Memorial
    • Any form. Subject: encouraging reflection on inter-ethnic relations. 48 line limit.
    • Awards: $50, $30, $20
  • Cenie H. Moon Prize
    • Any form. Subject: a woman or women. 48 line limit. Awards: $50, $30, $20
  • Handy Andy Prize
    • Limerick. Awards: $25, $15, $10
  • Ada Sanderson Memorial
    • Any form. Subject: nature. 48 line limit. Award: $100
  • Charlotte Wise Memorial
    • Any form. Subject: Ekphrastic poem. 64 line limit. Awards: $50, $30, $20
  • The Robert S. Sergeant Memorial
    • Any form. Subject: Birds. 48 line limit. Award: $50