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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
    Message 1 of 7 , Feb 2, 2012
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      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 2 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 3 of 7 , Mar 18, 2014
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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 4 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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