Well I can’t knock it out of the park like that guy from New York but I do get the opportunity to read some amazing work by Alaskan poets of all ages and serve as Judge for this year’s Fairbanks Arts Association’s Statewide Poetry Contest. I hope you’ll submit some work and share this opportunity with the poets in your life.
Entry Period: December 1, 2022 – February 10, 2023; 11:59 p.m. AKST
The Statewide Poetry Contest is a celebration of poetry writing and literary artistry and invites participation from writers of all ages—elementary school and up. The contest aims to encourage, publicize, and reward the writing of high-quality poetry in Alaska.
Winners of the contest will receive monetary prizes as well as an invitation to share their poetry during a virtual reading event in April.
|Adult||1st Place $150 | 2nd Place $100 | 3rd Place $50|
|High School||1st Place $100 | 2nd Place $50 | 3rd Place $25|
|Middle School||1st Place $50 | 2nd Place $30 | 3rd Place $15|
|Elementary School||1st Place $50 | 2nd Place $30 | 3rd Place $15|
Head over the Fairbanks Arts Association for instructions, entry fees and complete submission guidelines.