$5.00

Eligibility and Guidelines

 •    The competition is open to any resident of North Carolina or South Carolina, including previous contestants, except for members of the Lanier Library Staff, its Board of Directors, or competition judges.

•    Previously published poems are not eligible for the competition.

•    There are two categories for entries: Adults and High School Students

•    Poems are to be typed in 12-point font (single spaced) and may not exceed 40 lines. The preferred method of submission is electronic. If submitting by mail or in person, please include the downloadable application and two copies of each poem with the poet’s name on only one copy.

•     There is an entry fee of $10 per poem ($5 for student entries). Multiple submissions are acceptable; competitors may submit up to 5 poems, accompanied by a $10/$5 fee per poem.

Prizes will be awarded as follows:

Adults:

1st place: $500

2nd place: $250

3rd place: $100

 

High School Students:

1st place: $100

2nd place: $75

3rd place: $50

 

In addition, one poem in each competition will be awarded a certificate of Honorable Mention.

 

The deadline for entries is April 1, 2017

 

Competition finalists will be notified by phone or email at least two weeks prior to the Award Ceremony.

 

The Award Ceremony for the competition will be held at the Lanier Library on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. and will be hosted by Kathy Ackerman, author of Coal River Road. The ceremony will be followed by a reception for contestants and their friends and families. 

$10.00

Eligibility and Guidelines

 •    The competition is open to any resident of North Carolina or South Carolina, including previous contestants, except for members of the Lanier Library Staff, its Board of Directors, or competition judges.

•    Previously published poems are not eligible for the competition.

•    There are two categories for entries: Adults and High School Students

•    Poems are to be typed in 12-point font (single spaced) and may not exceed 40 lines. The preferred method of submission is electronic. If submitting by mail or in person, please include the downloadable application and two copies of each poem with the poet’s name on only one copy.

•     There is an entry fee of $10 per poem ($5 for student entries). Multiple submissions are acceptable; competitors may submit up to 5 poems, accompanied by a $10/$5 fee per poem.

Prizes will be awarded as follows:

Adults:

1st place: $500

2nd place: $250

3rd place: $100

 

High School Students:

1st place: $100

2nd place: $75

3rd place: $50

 

In addition, one poem in each competition will be awarded a certificate of Honorable Mention.

 

The deadline for entries is April 1, 2017

 

Competition finalists will be notified by phone or email at least two weeks prior to the Award Ceremony.

 

The Award Ceremony for the competition will be held at the Lanier Library on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. and will be hosted by Kathy Ackerman, author of Coal River Road. The ceremony will be followed by a reception for contestants and their friends and families.