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    ASPS 2009 SPRING POETRY COMPETITION  http://www.alabamapoets.org/poetry_contests.php?contest_id=39 Paid members: $1 per entry  Non-members: $3 per entry
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      ASPS 2009 SPRING POETRY COMPETITION 

      http://www.alabamapoets.org/poetry_contests.php?contest_id=39




      Paid members: $1 per entry 

      Non-members: $3 per entry




      "Members" must be paid prior to CONTEST DEADLINE OF MARCH 21: see Rules




      1. The Alabama State Poetry Society Spring Contest (sponsor ASPS)

      THIS CATEGORY IS OPEN TO PAID MEMBERS ONLY 

      $100, $50, $25, $10, and 3 HM's in order of merit

      any form, any subject, 60 line limit 




      2. Jonathan Smith Memorial Award (sponsors Joe & Gail Whitten)

      $30, $20, $15, and 3 HM's

      any form, subject "The Joy of Music", line limit 40




      3. The Changing of the Seasons (sponsor Shelia Mau)

      $40, $30, $20, and up to 3 HM's at judge's discretion

      any form, subject "Changing of the Seasons: literally or figuratively", line limit 40




      4. Haiku for Spring (sponsor Gail Ingram)

      $25, $15, $10, and one HM

      form Haiku, any subject appropriate to form, at least 3 poemsnot more than 5




      5. The Dana Witchern Contest (sponsors Peter & Sarah Meister)

      3 winners, $25 each

      any form, any subject, any length




      6. Poetic Reflections Award (sponsor John Curbow)

      3 winners, $50 each: MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN

      any form, any subject, line limit 42




      7. Brevity is Beautiful Award (sponsor Donna Jean Tennis)

      Winner will receive 50 notecards featuring the winning poem.

      any form, subject "Anything about Spring or Summer", line limit 8




      8. "For Those Who Care" Awar
      d (sponsor Sarah Fechter)

      this category is repeated because the winners in '08 were not present

      3 prizes of $25 each: MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN

      any form, subject "Compassion and/or Justice", line limit 42




      9. Race for the Curein Honor of Gail Whitten (sponsor Joe Whitten)

      $50, $40, $30, up to 3 HM's at the judge's discretion

      any form, subject "Saluting the courage of someone battling cancer": 

      under the title, put name of person you are saluting, line limit none




      10. Search for the Inexplicable Award (sponsor Kathleen Thompson)

      Wallace Stevens said poetry is "a search for the inexplicable." Let's see your search.

      $60, $25, $15. any form, any length.










      POSTMARK DEADLINE: MARCH 21, 2009

      FEES FOR UNLIMITED ENTRIES: 

      Members: $1 per poem

      Non-members: $3 per poem

      (Contest #1 is open to paid members only.)

      (Winners of #6 & #8 must be present to win!)

      Members must be paid by March 14 (postmark) 




      MAIL ENTRIES AND ENTRY FEES TO: 

      Joe Whitten

      PO Box 125

      Odenville AL 35120

      Direct questions (do not email entries) to whitten93@...




      GUIDELINES:

      1. The same poem may not be entered in more than one category. Poems may 

      not have won a monetary award in a previous ASPS contest. All rights to previously

      published poems must be retained by the poet.




      2. There is no limit on entries, although you may receive only one award per contest.

      Send an SASE (#10 envelope only) for winners list.





      3. Submit 2 copies of each poem on 8-1/2 x 11 paper. Plain type & fonts only. No script. 

      On each copy, put category name and number in top right corner. On one copy only, 

      under the category name and number, put your name and address, "Nonmember" 

      or "Member", and email address. Address labels are acceptable.




      4. Poems are judged by qualified judges not affiliated with ASPS. Keep a copy of your

      poems. All poems will be destroyed after the October meeting.




      5. In the event that you are a winner, please put the name and address of one local 

      paper at the bottom of your "original" entry (the one with ID).




      * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 

      To be eligible for member fees of $1 per entry and to enter Category #1

      send $20 by March 14 (postmark) to:

      Dr. Wayne DeLoach

      ASPS Treasurer

      2532 County Road 57

      Marbury AL 36051




      Make check payable to Alabama State Poetry SocietyMemo line: Membership Dues

      Do not send contest entries or contest fees to Wayne!














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    • AllisonJ
      http://alabamapoets.org/poetry_contests.php?contest_id=46 ALABAMA STATE POETRY SOCIETY S SPRING 2012 CONTESTS 1. ASPS SPRING CONTEST (Sponsor ASPS) THIS
      Message 2 of 7 , Feb 2, 2012
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        http://alabamapoets.org/poetry_contests.php?contest_id=46
        ALABAMA STATE POETRY SOCIETY'S SPRING 2012 CONTESTS

        1. ASPS SPRING CONTEST (Sponsor ASPS)
        THIS CATEGORY IS OPEN TO PAID MEMBERS ONLY
        $100, $50, $25, $10, and 3 HMs in order of merit
        Any form, Any subject, Line limit 60.

        2. THE DAVID KATO PRIZE in honor of murdered Ugandan gay activist
        David Kato (1964-2011). (Sponsor Jendi Reiter)
        WINNING POEMS WILL BE PUBLISHED ONLINE
        WITH AUTHORS' PERMISSION.
        $50, $30, $20 and HMs at Judge's discretion.
        Any form, Subject: Human rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and
        transgendered people. No line limit.

        3. THE ALABAMA HISTORY AWARD
        (Sponsor Emily Grimes-Henderson)
        $50, $30, $20 and HMs at Judge's discretion.
        *MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN. Any form, Subject: Any event, person,
        or place in Alabama history. Line limit 40.

        4. THE ALABAMA RESIDENTS ONLY PRIZE
        (Sponsor Kathleen Thompson)
        *OPEN TO ALABAMA RESIDENTS ONLY.
        $50, $25, $25. Any form, any subject, no line limit.
        (If less than 20 entries, NO prizes will be awarded).

        5. RICHARD PARKER REDUX AWARD (Sponsor Barry Marks)
        $50, $25, $10 and up to 3 HMs at Judge's discretion.
        Any Form, Subject: About an irritating cat. No line limit.

        6. THE SPRING AWARD (Sponsor Joanne Cage)
        $50, $20, $10 and HMs at Judge's discretion.
        Any form, any subject. No line limit.

        7. THE SONNET AWARD (Sponsor Joe and Shelia Mau)
        $40, $30, $15
        Form: Sonnet--Traditional or Blank Verse. Any Subject. Line limit 14.

        8. GAIL WHITTEN MEMORIAL AWARD (Sponsor Joe Whitten)
        $30, $20, $15, and 3 HMs.
        Form: Poet's Choice, free verse or rhymed & metered.
        Subject: Music. Line limit, at least 14, no more than 30.

        9. THE "CALIFORNIA GIRL" MEMORIAL PRIZE in honor and
        remembrance of Kirk's mother Patricia Lane.
        (Sponsor Kirk & Jerri Hardesty) $30, $20, $10 and 2 HMs.
        Form: Free Verse, Subject: The beach, Line limit 40.

        10. PERSONA POEM (Sponsor Bob Collins) *OPEN TO ALABAMA
        RESIDENTS ONLY. $25, $15, $10.
        Any form, Subject: Persona Poem. No line limit.

        11. THE BOB AND FRANCIS FYR MEMORIAL AWARD in honor of
        Jerri's grandparents. (Sponsor Kirk and Jerri Hardesty)
        $25, $15, $10, and 3 HMs.
        Any form, Subject: The beauty of the Southwestern United States.
        Line limit 50.

        12. MEMORIES OF THE BIG ONE (Sponsor Henry Spottswood)
        $25, $15, $10, HMs at Judge's discretion.
        Any form, Subject: Poems dealing with the past and ongoing impacts
        of World War II on Alabama. Line limit 40.

        13. I'LL TAKE THE SHORT FORM, PLEASE!
        (Sponsor Kirk and Jerri Hardesty and NewDawnUnlimited.com)
        $25, $15, $10 and 6 HMs
        Form: Any short form, but not free verse, (i.e. couplet, haiku, sijo,
        quatrain, tanka, cinquain, limerick, beech, etheree, fibonacci, jaleen,
        triolet, rondelet, Lil Ann, octet, oriental octet, etc.), Subject: Any.
        Line limit 8.

        14. THE CHARACTER AWARD (Sponsor Jodi Adamson).
        $20, $15, $10 and 2 HMs.
        Any form, Subject: Pick a famous person, or make up a character.
        Write a persona poem. No line limit.


        CONTEST GUIDELINES

        Contest deadline: Postmarked no later than March 23, 2012.

        Entry Fees: $1 per poem for Member and $3 per poem for Nonmember

        1. The same poem may not be entered in more than one category.
        Poems may not have won a monetary award in a previous ASPS
        contest. All rights to previously published poems must be retained
        by the poet.

        2. There is no limit on entries, although you may receive only one
        award per contest. Send an SASE (#10 envelope only) for winners list.

        3. Submit 2 copies of each poem on 8-1/2 x 11 paper. Plain type &
        fonts only. No script. On each copy, put category name and number in
        top right corner. On one copy only, under the category name and
        number, put your name and address, "Nonmember" or "Member," and
        email address. Address labels are acceptable.

        4. Poems are judged by qualified judges not affiliated with ASPS.
        Keep a copy of your poems. All poems will be destroyed after judging.

        MAIL ENTRIES AND ENTRY FEES TO:
        Jerri Hardesty
        1830 Marvel Road
        Brierfield, AL 35035
      • aejos
        ASPS Spring 2014 Contest-due March 24, 2014! Deadline: 2014-03-24 (Postmarked) http://alabamapoets.org/poetry_contests.php?contest_id=49 Rules and Details
        Message 3 of 7 , Feb 4, 2014
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          ASPS Spring 2014 Contest-due March 24, 2014!
          Deadline: 2014-03-24 (Postmarked)
          http://alabamapoets.org/poetry_contests.php?contest_id=49

          Rules and Details

          Contest entry deadline March 24, 2014

          Entry Fees
          $1 per poem for members
          $3 per poem for nonmembers

          Contest Guidelines

          1. The same poem may not be entered in more than one category. Poems
          may not have won a monetary award in a previous ASPS contest.

          2. There is no limit on entries, although you may receive only one
          award per contest. Send a SASE (#10 envelope only) for winners list.

          3. Submit 2 copies of each poem on 8-1/2×11 paper. Plain type and fonts
          only. No script. On each copy, put category name and number in the top
          right hand corner. On one copy only, under the category name and
          number, put your name and address, "Nonmember" or "Member" and email
          address. Address labels are acceptable.

          4. Poems are judged by qualified judges not affiliated with ASPS. Keep
          a copy of your poems. All poems will be destroyed after judging.



          Contest Categories

          1. Alabama State Poetry Society Spring Contest (sponsored by ASPS) Open
          to members only. Any form, any subject. 60 line limit. 1st $75, 2nd
          $50, 3rd $25, 4th $10, 3 HM in order of merit.

          2. "Sequoyah Writes" (sponsored by Jerri Beck) Any style, any length.
          Subject should deal with mulicultural history. Prizes will be awarded
          only if poems submitted are prize worthy. 1st $50, 2nd $25, 3rd $20

          3. Contest in Honor of Sue Walker (sponsored by Barry Marks) Prose
          poem. 100 words max. 1st $50, 2nd $25, 3rd $20, HM at judges discretion

          4. "Sisters Contest" (sponsored by Sue Walker in honor of her sister
          Jean Ruben) Any form. 30 line limit. 1st $50, 2nd $30, 3rd $20

          5. Winklebeck's Challenge Award (sponsored by Barbara Blanks in memory
          of Mary Winklebeck) Poem can serious or humorous, any subject, any form
          except free verse. Line limit as dictated by form and identify the form
          of the poem. 1st $30, 2nd $20, 3rd $15, 3 HM

          6. Parody Contest (sponsored by Jodi Adamson) Take a poem, any poem,
          and write a parody. 40 line limit. 1st $30, 2nd $20, 3rd $10

          7. The Edwin Arlington Robinson Memorial Award (sponsored by Ramey
          Channell) Subject "A Calm Summer Night". Any form, any length. 1st $30,
          2nd $25, 3rd $10, 1 HM

          8. "Frost's Spring Award" (sponsored by PT Paul) Any style no longer
          than a sonnet based on the following poem by Frost. 1st $25

          Nature's first green is gold
          Her hardest hue to hold
          Her early leaf's a flower
          But only so an hour
          Then leaf subsides to leaf
          So Eden sank to grief
          So dawn goes down today
          Nothing gold can stay.

          9. "Kathyrn Windham Tucker Award" (sponsored by Betty Spence) Any form,
          24 line limit. 1st $25

          10. "The Helen Norris Memorial Prize" (sponsored by Barry Marks) Any
          subject, any form rhyming or blank verse as long as it is in iambic
          pentameter. 40 line limit. 1st $50, 2nd $35, 3rd $25

          11. "Consciousness Award" (sponsored by Emily Grimes' Henderson) The
          subject is based on the idea that the bards of any culture carry its
          collective conscious; what is the poets responsibility to the community
          and/or humankind? 1st $30, 2nd $20, 3rd $10, 1 HM

          12. David Kato Prize in honor of murdered Ugandan Gay Activist David
          Kato (1966-2011) (sponsored by Jendi Reiter) Winning poems will be
          published online with the poet's permission. Any form. Subject human
          rights of gay, lesbian, and transgendered people. No line limit. 1st
          $50, 2nd $30, 3rd $20, HM at judges discretion
        • aejos
          http://alabamapoets.org/poetry_contests.php?contest_id=49 http://alabamapoets.org/poetry_contests.php?contest_id=49 ASPS Spring 2014 Contest-due March 24,
          Message 4 of 7 , Mar 18 9:13 AM
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            http://alabamapoets.org/poetry_contests.php?contest_id=49

            ASPS Spring 2014 Contest-due March 24, 2014!
            Deadline: 2014-03-24 (Postmarked)

            Rules and Details

            Contest entry deadline March 24, 2014

            Entry Fees 
            $1 per poem for members
            $3 per poem for nonmembers

            Contest Guidelines

            1. The same poem may not be entered in more than one category. Poems may not have won a monetary award in a previous ASPS contest.

            2. There is no limit on entries, although you may receive only one award per contest. Send a SASE (#10 envelope only) for winners list.

            3. Submit 2 copies of each poem on 8-1/2×11 paper. Plain type and fonts only. No script. On each copy, put category name and number in the top right hand corner. On one copy only, under the category name and number, put your name and address, "Nonmember" or "Member" and email address. Address labels are acceptable.

            4. Poems are judged by qualified judges not affiliated with ASPS. Keep a copy of your poems. All poems will be destroyed after judging.



            Contest Categories

            1. Alabama State Poetry Society Spring Contest (sponsored by ASPS) Open to members only. Any form, any subject. 60 line limit. 1st $75, 2nd $50, 3rd $25, 4th $10, 3 HM in order of merit.

            2. "Sequoyah Writes" (sponsored by Jerri Beck) Any style, any length. Subject should deal with mulicultural history. Prizes will be awarded only if poems submitted are prize worthy. 1st $50, 2nd $25, 3rd $20

            3. Contest in Honor of Sue Walker (sponsored by Barry Marks) Prose poem. 100 words max. 1st $50, 2nd $25, 3rd $20, HM at judges discretion

            4. "Sisters Contest" (sponsored by Sue Walker in honor of her sister Jean Ruben) Any form. 30 line limit. 1st $50, 2nd $30, 3rd $20

            5. Winklebeck's Challenge Award (sponsored by Barbara Blanks in memory of Mary Winklebeck) Poem can serious or humorous, any subject, any form except free verse. Line limit as dictated by form and identify the form of the poem. 1st $30, 2nd $20, 3rd $15, 3 HM

            6. Parody Contest (sponsored by Jodi Adamson) Take a poem, any poem, and write a parody. 40 line limit. 1st $30, 2nd $20, 3rd $10

            7. The Edwin Arlington Robinson Memorial Award (sponsored by Ramey Channell) Subject "A Calm Summer Night". Any form, any length. 1st $30, 2nd $25, 3rd $10, 1 HM

            8. "Frost's Spring Award" (sponsored by PT Paul) Any style no longer than a sonnet based on the following poem by Frost. 1st $25

            Nature's first green is gold
            Her hardest hue to hold
            Her early leaf's a flower
            But only so an hour
            Then leaf subsides to leaf
            So Eden sank to grief
            So dawn goes down today
            Nothing gold can stay.

            9. "Kathyrn Windham Tucker Award" (sponsored by Betty Spence) Any form, 24 line limit. 1st $25

            10. "The Helen Norris Memorial Prize" (sponsored by Barry Marks) Any subject, any form rhyming or blank verse as long as it is in iambic pentameter. 40 line limit. 1st $50, 2nd $35, 3rd $25

            11. "Consciousness Award" (sponsored by Emily Grimes' Henderson) The subject is based on the idea that the bards of any culture carry its collective conscious; what is the poets responsibility to the community and/or humankind? 1st $30, 2nd $20, 3rd $10, 1 HM

            12. David Kato Prize in honor of murdered Ugandan Gay Activist David Kato (1966-2011) (sponsored by Jendi Reiter) Winning poems will be published online with the poet's permission. Any form. Subject human rights of gay, lesbian, and transgendered people. No line limit. 1st $50, 2nd $30, 3rd $20, HM at judges discretion
          • aejos
            ASPS Fall 2014 Contest Deadline: 2014-09-22 (Postmarked) Rules and Details Contest entry deadline postmarked by Sept 22
            Message 5 of 7 , Aug 28, 2014
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              ASPS Fall 2014 Contest
              Deadline: 2014-09-22 (Postmarked) Rules and Details
              Contest entry deadline postmarked by Sept 22
              http://alabamapoets.org/poetry_contests.php?contest_id=54

              Entry Fees
              $1 per poem for members
              $3 per poem for nonmembers

              Contest Guidelines

              1. The same poem may not be entered in more than one category. Poems may not have won a monetary award in a previous ASPS contest.

              2. There is no limit on entries, although you may receive only one award per contest. Send a SASE (#10 envelope only) for winners list.

              3. Submit 2 copies of each poem on 8-1/2×11 paper. Plain type and fonts only. No script. On each copy, put category name and number in the top right hand corner. On one copy only, under the category name and number, put your name and address, "Nonmember" or "Member" and email address. Address labels are acceptable.

              4. Poems are judged by qualified judges not affiliated with ASPS. Keep a copy of your poems. All poems will be destroyed after judging.


              Alabama State Poetry Society 2014 Fall Contests

              Contest #1 : ASPS 2014 Fall Contest sponsored by ASPS any theme , any form, 60 line limit 1st prize $75, 2nd prize $50, 3rd prize $25, 4th prize $10, 3 honorable mentions


              Contest # 2 : “The Helen Norris Memorial Contest” Sponsored by Debbie Parvin
              Poems should be a eulogy about Helen or should be a poem on any subject in which a line or a phrase from one of Helen’s poems is used either in the body or as an epigraph.
              Please note for the judge the poem from which the line or phrase was used.
              1 prize $100 Honorable mentions at the judges discretion.


              Contest #3: “The Yellow Brick Road Award” sponsored by Susan Luther. Write a dramatic monologue in the voice of an character from the Wizard of Oz (except Dorothy) ,tell the rest of the story i.e. what your life has been like after knowing Dorothy and or after OZ.Line limit 50 lines blank verse ( unrhymed Iambic pentameter) or free verse{See Robert Browning for classic examples:”My Last Duchess” or “The Bishop”}
              1st prize$50, 2nd$30, 3rd $20 one honorable mention, Must be ASPS member to enter.

              Contest #4 : “The Cinderella/ Great Pumpkin Award” sponsored by Susan Luther.Ever taken a ride in a fairy coach and it turned into a pumpkin , metaphorically speaking; I.e. Dream job, love affair, 401-k etc… And was this necessarily a bad thing? Write about it in 40 lines or less 4 prizes $25 each Must be ASPS member and a resident of Alabama to enter.

              Contest #5 : “The Dylan Thomas Award” in honor of Dylan Thomas who died too young. Sponsored by Writers Anonymous Form villanelle topic: seasons of life or life changes 1st prize $50, 2nd prize $25, 3rd prize $15, honorable mention at the judges discretion. Must be a member of the ASPS.

              Contest #6 : “My Pet Speaks to Me Award” sponsored by Jodi Adamson Write a poem about what your pet would tell you if he/she could talk. Use the pet as the speaker no form restrictions 12 line limit 1st prize $30,2nd prize $20, 3rd prize $10.

              Contest #7 : “The Lula Mae Award” sponsored by Taney Brazeal any subject, free verse, line limit 30 1st place $30, 2nd place $20, 3rd place $10

              Contest #8 : “Call and Response Prize” sponsored by P.T. Paul What brings the poem out in you If it’s a painting if it’s a place let us hear it call to you and let us hear your response length no fewer than 14 lines no longer than a page any form .
              1st prize $25, 2nd prize $15, 3rd prize $10 honorable mentions at the judge’s discretion.


              Contest #9 : “ The David Kato Prize” in honor of murdered Ugandan Gay activist David Kato(1966-2011) sponsored by Jendi Reiter Winning poems will be published online with the Authors permission. Any form subject Human rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people no line limit 1st prize $50, 2nd prize $ 30, 3rd prize $20, honorable mention at the judges discretion.

              Contest #10 : “The Lyric Award” sponsored by Emily Grimes-Henderson write a lyrical poem about the interaction of electronics and nature; your perception of how they interrelate, conflict or compliment. Any form line limit 60 1st prize $25, 2nd prize $15, 3rd prize $10 honorable mentions at the judges discretion.

              Contest #11: “A quatrain Contest” sponsored by Jean Purcell. Any subject. Any rhyme scheme with at least 2 lines rhyming, example: Rubaiyat aaba. Length: 4 or 8 lines with 4 line stanzas. 1st place $20, 2nd place, $20, 3rd place $20. 3HM as merited.
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