WHAT: The 2012 Statewide Poetry Contest is underway. The annual event is one of the largest free literary competitions in the South. Sponsored by the NC State University Creative Writing Program through the Barnhardt Family Fund. This year’s guest judge is Barbara Ras, poet and editorial director of Trinity University Press.
WHEN: Postmark deadline is Thursday, March 1. Ras will announce the winners and read from her own work on Wednesday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Caldwell Lounge, Caldwell Hall, NC State University campus. Caldwell Hall is located on Hillsborough Street, across from Bruegger’s.
WHO: Open to all North Carolina residents, except those who have published a book, are tenure-track professors in the UNC system, or are previous winners.
DETAILS: A grand prize winner ($500) and four honorable mentions will be chosen. There will also be special prizes for undergraduate and graduate student winners.
All entries must be typed, and no entry is to exceed four pages of poetry. Participants may submit up to three poems. Previous years’ finalists must submit different poems than before. Please do not put your name on the poems so that they may be judged anonymously. Attach a separate sheet with your contact info (name, address, phone number, email). Due to volume, no poems will be returned and none may be submitted via email.
Submit stories to:
NCSU Poetry Contest
Campus Box 8105
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-8105
For more information, visit http://english.chass.ncsu.edu/creativewriting/poetry_contest.php