New Poetry Contest! / by Linda Eve Diamond

LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD! Enter the BlackBerry Peach Prizes for Poetry: Spoken and Heard, a new contest by the National Federation of State Poetry Societies (NFSPS) that honors the artistry of both page and stage!

Enter 4 poems in both text and audio formats.  All styles of performance poetry are welcome, including traditional-style readings and slam. Whatever your style, let the poetry of your voice come through!

WINNERS RECEIVE:

  • Cash Prizes - $1,000, $500, $250
  • Opportunity to Perform - at the NFSPS Convention (July 2017, Ft. Worth, TX)
  • Publication -  a book of contest winners & 25 copies of the book
  • Poems shared online - as audio (on SoundCloud) and video (of convention reading)

FIND FULL GUIDELINES ON THE ENTRY FORMS LINKED BELOW:

Members & Non-Members 21 or Younger: Use this entry form.
Entry fee for set of 4 poems in this category is $10.00.
(Members include those who belong to poetry societies that are affiliated with the National Federation of State Poetry Societies. Not sure if you're a member? Check here.)

Non-Members Over 21: Use this entry form.
Entry fee for set of 4 poems in this category is $15.00.

ONLINE ENTRIES ONLY, through the links above (also through NFSPS's Submittable page)


DON'T KNOW HOW TO RECORD? If you've never made a recording and don't know where to begin, you can find free applications and tutorials online. (If you're really looking for great recording software, try Audacity.)

FOR A QUICK, SIMPLE WAY TO RECORD RIGHT NOW: Create a free SoundCloud page. Once you're set up, click the “Record” button. Set your recording to “Private” (so that it will still be unpublished when you enter). Then you will see how to download your recordings.


This is a new contest with the unique opportunity to share poems as a set, with the benefit of voice, and also with fantastic prizes and exposure for the winning poets.

 

ENTER TODAY & HELP SPREAD THE WORD!    :)

DEADLINE: March 15, 2017