Fairbanks Arts Association’s 24th Annual Statewide Poetry Contest

Judge: Vivian Faith Prescott


Submission period: Saturday, December 1, 2018 – Friday, February 15, 2019 • 11:59pm

Fairbanks Arts is excited to announce the 24th Statewide Poetry Contest and invites participation from authors of all ages elementary school and up. As a celebration of National Poetry Writing Month, this contest aims to encourage, publicize and reward the writing of high quality poetry in Alaska.

Vivian F. Prescott.jpgThis year’s judge is Vivian Faith Prescott, author of a full-length poetry collection, The Hide of My Tongue, four poetry chapbooks, Slick, Sludge, Traveling with the Underground People, Our Tents Are Small Volcanoes, and a short story collection, The Dead Go to Seattle. Vivian is a recipient of the Alaska Literary Award (2017), a Rasmuson Fellowship (2015), and the Jason Wenger Award for Literary Excellence.

The winners of the contest will be announced in April and will share their work at a special literary reading hosted by Fairbanks Arts. Winning poems will also be broadcast on KUAC’s radio station FM 89.9 and its sister stations throughout the state.

Divisions:                                                          Awards:

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

For questions, call 907.456.6485 ext. 224 or email literary@fairbanksarts.org

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