Each year, the National Federation of State Poetry Societies (NFSPS) sponsor several contests open to current members of their respective poetry society. The deadline to enter is typically mid-March. There are some 50 competitions, most sponsored by the various state societies, and have modest prizes. Some, like the NFSPS Founders Award, have prizes of $1500. We encourage you to explore these contests and to enter
The Georgia Poetry Society sponsors one of these. See contest #6 in the state poetry contest brochure.
Other contests from the most recent contest cycle can be found here.