The North Carolina Poetry Society invites submissions to its ten 2013 adult poetry contests, open to NCPS members and non-members and (except for the Poet Laureate contest) to both NC residents and non-residents:
THOMAS H. McDILL AWARD: any form, any style; maximum 70 lines.
CALDWELL NIXON JR. AWARD: written for children ages 2-12, any form, any style; maximum 36 lines.
JOANNA CATHERINE SCOTT AWARD: traditional forms (except sestinas); maximum 36 lines.
RUTH MORRIS MOOSE SESTINA AWARD: On any theme.
MARY RUFFIN POOLE AMERICAN HERITAGE AWARD: any form, any style on theme of American heritage, brotherhood/sisterhood, nature; maximum of 36 lines.
KATHERINE KENNEDY McINTYRE LIGHT VERSE AWARD: any form, any style; maximum 36 lines.
GRIFFIN-FARLOW AWARD: Haiku.
POETRY OF COURAGE AWARD: any form, any style on theme of courage or crisis; maximum 36 lines.
POETRY OF LOVE AWARD: any form, any style; maximum 36 lines.
For all above contests: 1st Place: $50; 2nd Place: $25; 3rd Place: $15; up to Three Honorable Mentions.
POET LAUREATE AWARD: a serious poem, any subject, any style, maximum of 110 lines. Open to poets currently residing in NC. The winning poem will be selected by the North Carolina Poet Laureate for a single prize of $100.
Check the NCPS website for more information.