Sybil Nash Abrams Award: $1,000/$400/$250. Must be historically accurate, original and unpublished. Enclose bibliography (not included in line count) on a separate page. First place winner ineligible to enter contest for four years thereafter. Subject: An Arkansas destination. Form: Any. Line limit: 60 – 100. Chair: Marcia Camp.
Open to PRA Members Only
Verna Lee Hinegardner Memorial: $50/$25/$10, HM $5/$5/$5. Subject: Age/any. Form: Minute. Chair: Roundtable Poets of Hot Springs.
Roundtable Poets of Hot Springs: $50/$30/$20. Subject: Any. Form: English sonnet. Chair: Roundtable Poets of Hot Springs.
Pauline Brown Memorial : $50/$30/$20. Subject: Any. Form: Any rhymed form. Line limit: 24. Chair: Roundtable Poets of Hot Springs.
Happiness is a Poem: $50/$25/$15, HM $5/$5. Subject: Humorous and light-hearted. Form: Any. Line limit: 32. Chair: Baxter County Poets’ Association.
Open to All Poets
I was thinking of you: $65/$25/$15, HM $5/$5/$5. Subject: Any. Form: Any. Chair: Dennis Patton.
Rosa Zagnoni Marinoni Award: $50/$30/$20, HM $10/$10/$10. Subject: Any. Form: Any. Line limit: 36. Chair: Pat Laster.
Opal Jane & Harry O’Neal Memorial Award: $50/$35/$25, HM $5/$5/$5. Subject: Rainy day(s). Form: Free verse. Line limit: 36. Chair: Ben H. O’Neal III.
Opal Jane & Harry O’Neal Humor Award: $50/$35/$25, HM $5/$5/$5. Subject: Driving. Form: Any. Line limit: 24. Chair: Ben H. O’Neal III.
Celia Marts Memorial Award: $15/$10/$5. Subject: New dreams for those past 60. Form: Open. Line limit: 30. Chair: Patricia H. Oplinger.
The Beech Award: $15/$10/$5. Subject: Any. Form: A Beech poem. The Beech is a 5 line poem- first line (2 syllables), second & third lines (5 syllables), fourth line (3 syllables), fifth line (8 syllables). Rhymed – ABBBA.
Mail all entries and fees in one envelope postmarked by August 15, 2017 to Liz Faulkner, 3 Ridge Oak Cove, Little Rock AR 72223.
Non-members may enter all contests for which they are eligible for $15; members may enter for $10. Make check or money order payable to “PRA.”
Submit one typed or Times New Roman (12) original and one copy for each contest entered with no illustrations or embellishments on entries. Type number and name of award in upper left corner of both copies. On duplicate only, place name and address in upper right corner (labels accepted).
All poems must be original, unpublished work of the poet, and not under consideration for publication. PRA defines publication as having an ISBN #.
Submit only one poem in each category. No poem may be entered in more than one category.
No entries will be returned. All manuscripts will be destroyed.
Contest chairs are not necessarily judges.
Three honorable mentions will be awarded without prizes unless otherwise specified. Entries not following rules will be disqualified.