Special contests are sponsored by Austin Poetry Society patrons at different times throughout the year. The winners are announced at the following meeting. Please contact us if you'd like to sponsor a special contest.
Our special contest for April has been extended through the end of May.
All current members are encouraged to enter!
Love Letter to Austin
Any form, 20 lines or less (not counting the spaces between paragraphs and/or title).
Prizes: $25, $10, $5.
A number of contests a sponsored by the Austin Poetry Society members and patrons toward the end of the year. The winners are announced and honored at our Annual Awards program. Please contact us if you'd like to sponsor an annual award contest.
1. The Austin Poetry Society Award
Sponsor: The Austin Poetry Society
Any subject, any form, 28 line limit.
Prizes: $100, $50, $25.
2. The President's Award
Sponsor: Garrison Martt
Subject: Hope. Any form, 20 line limit.
Prizes: $50, $30, $20.
3. Austin Sonnet Prize
Any subject, an Elizabethian sonnet.
Prizes: $30, $20, $10.
4. The Katherine Lee Bates Award
Sponsor: Past Poetry Project
Subject: America. Any form, 20 line limit.
Prizes: $25, $15, $10.
We hope to list more contests soon!