Monthly Contests 2022-2023

These contests are only open to PRA members. To become a member, mail your annual dues to Frieda Patton, Membership Coordinator.

Contest Rules: 

  1. Beginning September 2022, poems must be postmarked by the first Saturday of the month.
  2. Members may enter one poem per month with a limit of 36 lines unless directions are otherwise.
  3. Entries must be mailed to: Renee Ramsey, 249 Garden Lane, Floral, AR
  4. Poem must be original, unpublished.
  5. Two copies; place name and address on one copy only in the upper right corner.
  6. Winners receive a check for $15, $10, $5 and are listed on the web site.
  7. Three HMs may or may not be awarded. Contest results are to be announced by the end of the month.

Entries should be mailed to:

Renee Ramsey
249 Garden Lane
Floral, AR 72534  

Winners receive a check of $15, $10, or $5. For previous Monthly Member Contest winners, see here.

MONTHLY MEMBERS’ CONTESTS

  • September: Subject – Elders; Form – Free verse
  • November: Subject – Any; Form – Rhymed; 24 line limit
  • December: Subject – Special gift; Form – Free verse; 28 line limit
  • January: Subject – Any; Form – Etheral
  • February: Subject – Any; Form – Hexaduad; line limit 12
  • March: Subject – Any; Form – Free verse
  • May: Subject – Pets; Form – Any
  • June: Subject – Any; Form – Free verse; 36 line limit
  • July: Subject – The moon; Form – Pantoum; 24 line limit
  • August: Subject – Any; Form – Rhyming couplet; 24 line limit