Contest Details

Below is a list of contests. Please click the links for descriptions of the contests, along with contest-specific requirements such as form and number of lines.

 

GPS FALL CONTESTS

The Langston Hughes Award:  Must be written in the spirit of Hughes’ poetry
(click here for more info)

Byron Herbert Reece International Award:  Honors the Georgia Poet.
(click here for more info)

Founders Award:  Honors GPS Founders.
(click here for more info)

Mnemosyne Award:  Memorial award to distinguished GPS members.
(click here for more info)

Educators’ Award:  Must be a present or past teacher.
(click here for more info)

The Edgar Bowers Award:  Honors Georgia poets.
(click here for more info)

The Anderson Social Poetry Prize:  Considers submissions of Social Poetry.
(click here for more info)

 

OTHER GPS CONTESTS

Charles Dickson Chapbook Contest:  Held every two years. Next deadline: November 15, 2015
(click here for more info)

GPS Youth Competition: Go to “Youth” page.

National Federation of State Poetry Societies Contests:  National competitions for state poetry society members.
(click here for more info)

National Federation of State Poetry Societies Contests:  2013 Winners.
(click here for winners list)