Contests

Being a member of the Poets’ Roundtable of Arkansas gives you free or reduced entry into a number of poetry contests.

  • Poetry Day Contests – Reduced entry fee for members. See each contest for eligibility guidelines.
  • Spring Celebration Contests – PRA’s Dr. Lily Peter Spring Celebration contest entries are free, open to members only, and due March 15th.  See details in your yearbook and on PRA’s website.
  • National Federation of State Poetry Society (NFSPF) Contests – As a member of the Poets’ Roundtable of Arkansas, you are automatically a member of NFSPF and eligible for any member-only discounts or contests they may host in a given year.

Other Contests

  1. Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award 2018 – Arkansas is the chosen state for the Maureen Egen Writers Award competition for 2018. The competition is sponsored by Poets & Writers Magazine. This is an incredible opportunity for the state’s poetry-writing community, so get your skates on. The January 8, 2018 deadline will be here before you know it.
  2. 2017 Arkansas State Fair Poetry Contest Instructions and Entry Form – PRA is partnering with the 2017 Arkansas State Fair to sponsor the “Best of Show” poetry winners in 4 age groups.  Entry is free for all Arkansas residents.
  3. National Federation of State Poetry Societies 2018 College Undergraduate Poetry Competition Guidelines and Entry Form
    Submission Period: December 2017—January 2018
  4. 2018 Jeanie Dolan Carter Memorial Collegiate Contest Instructions
  5. Spring 2018 Annual Poetry Contests for Middle and High School Students