Spring Celebration Contests

Spring Celebration Poetry Contests for Members

Members need not be present to win. The same poem may not be entered in more than one contest. All judges will be non-PRA members.

Dr. Lily Peter Memorial Award (sponsored by Roxie Wilson)

  1. 1st place prize, $50; 2nd place, $30; 3rd place, $20; and up to three HM.
  2. Contest open to PRA members only.
  3. Poem must be original, unpublished, 36 line limit.
  4. Submit two copies, name of contest top left on both.
  5. Place name and address of poet on one copy only.
  6. Mail no earlier than January 1 and no later than February 28 (postmark) to: John McPherson, 111 Jawanda Lane, Searcy, AR 72143

Verna Lee Hinegardner Memorial Award (sponsored by John Crawford)

  1. 1st place prize, $50; 2nd place, $30; 3rd place, $20; and up to three HM.
  2. Contest open to PRA members only.
  3. Poem must be original, unpublished, 36 line limit.
  4. Submit two copies, name of contest top left on both.
  5. Place name and address of poet on one copy only.
  6. Mail no earlier than January 1 and no later than February 28 (postmark) to: John McPherson, 111 Jawanda Lane, Searcy, AR 72143

Freeda Baker Nichols Memorial Award (sponsored by Pat Laster)

  1. 1st place prize, $50; 2nd place, $30; 3rd place, $20; and up to three HM.
  2. Contest open to PRA members only.
  3. Poem must be original, unpublished, 36 line limit.
  4. Submit two copies, name of contest top left on both.
  5. Place name and address of poet on one copy only.
  6. Mail no earlier than January 1 and no later than February 28 (postmark) to: Pat Laster, 7433 Samples Rd, Benton, AR 72019