Statewide Poetry Contest Now Accepting Entries!

Fairbanks Arts Association is Now Accepting Entries for the 23rd Annual Statewide Poetry Contest judged by Jeremy Pataky.

The purpose of the contest is to encourage, publicize and reward the writing of high quality poetry. The winners of the Statewide Poetry Contest will read their poems at a literary reading in April, 2017 in the Bear Gallery.

DEADLINE: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 • 6pm

Submissions may be made online via web form below, postal service, or hand delivered.

Postmarked Fairbanks Arts Association, PO Box 72786, Fairbanks AK 99707

Hand-Delivered Fairbanks Arts Association, Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts, Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Open to Alaska residents only.
  • No more than four poems per author may be entered.
  • All poems must be original and not previously published.
  • Must be typed or formatted to an 8 1/2 x 11 inch sheet of

paper and may not exceed 100 lines in length.

  • Complete an entry form which includes name, address, phone number and

division (adult, high school, middle & elementary school)

as well as the titles of all poems submitted. (Note: The author’s name should not appear on any poems.)

Entry Fees:

Grade, Middle and High School: $3 per poem or $10/four poems.

Adults: $4 per poem or $13/four poems

Class entries (if you are a teacher entering poems for your whole class): $1 per poem

Payments may be made by:

Via Paypal online

Mailing a check to the Fairbanks Arts Association, PO Box 72786, Fairbanks AK 99707

Calling 907- 456-6485 ext. 222 with a credit card

Hand delivered to Fairbanks Arts Association, Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts, Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way.

For more information please call 907.456.6485 ext. 224

or email literary@fairbanksarts.org   

 

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

 

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2017 Statewide Poetry Contest Judge: Jeremy Pataky

About our Judge:

Jeremy Pataky is the author of Overwinter (University of Alaska Press | Alaska Literary pataky-photo-1Series). His poems and essays have appeared in Colorado ReviewBlack Warrior ReviewThe Southeast ReviewCirqueIce FloeAnchorage Press, some anthologies, and more. Jeremy earned an MFA at the University of Montana and a BA at Western Washington University. He’s a former first place winner of both the FAA Statewide Poetry Contest and the UAA/ADN Creative Writing contest, and was a Poetry Out Loud state finals competition judge. He is a founding former board member and now Interim Executive Director of 49 Writers, and also coordinates the Rasmuson Foundation Artist Residency Program. He splits his time between Anchorage and McCarthy.