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. 


Entries for our current special contest are due July 31st   
and sent to: 
All Austin Poetry Society members are encouraged to enter!     

Light-Hearted Poem 

Sponsor:  Anonymous 
Any form, 16 lines or less (not counting the spaces between paragraphs and/or title). 

Prizes:  $15, $10, $5.  




A number of contests a sponsored by the Austin Poetry Society members and patrons toward the end of the year.  The winners will be 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:  Strength.  Any form, 20 line limit. 
Prizes:  $50, $30, $20. 


3.  Austin Sonnet Prize 
Sponsor:  Anonymous  
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.  


5.  The Hope Award
Sponsor:  Benjamin Nash  
Subject:  Hope.  Any form, 36 line limit, spaces and title included. 
Prizes:  $30, $20, $10.  


6.  The Light and Dark Award 
Sponsor:  Benjamin Nash 
Subject:  Light and Dark.  Any form, 36 line limit, spaces and title included. 

Prizes:  $30, $20, $10.  

7.  The Patrons' Prize 
Sponsor:  Anonymous 
For anyone who has sponsored an APS contest this year or in the past 
(include the contest name and year with your entry). 
Any subject, any form, 20 line limit. 
Prizes:  $30, $20, $10. 


8.  Light and Lyric 

Sponsor:  Anonymous 
Any light-hearted rhyming poem, 20 line limit.   
In the spirit of Lewis Carroll, Ogden Nash and Dorothy Parker. 
Prizes:  $15, $10, $5. 


These contests will open in August. 
Submission rules will be published soon. 



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