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Eastport Arts Center
Prize for Poetry:

The Eastport Arts Center Prize for Poetry will open for submissions starting April 1, 2024 and will close for submissions on June 30, 2024

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Prize Categories & Themes

The Eastport Arts Center Prize for Poetry has two submissions categories:

  • Adult (16 years and older)

  • Youth (Under 16 years)

Poems should be on the following theme:

  • The Natural World and Our Connection to It

Submissions Guidelines

  • All poems must be original and unpublished

  • All poems must be submitted in 12pt Times New Roman font, single spaced, and comprise no more than 48 lines in length. Poems that require mid-line breaks, indents, or other unique spacing should be composed in 12pt Times New Roman font and submitted as a PDF in order to preserve the structure.

  • Only one entry per person

  • All poems must be submitted online through the contest’s portal

  • Entries that do not follow the guidelines may be disqualified 

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Prize Information

  • There will be 3 cash prizes awarded in each age category (1st, 2nd, and 3rd) and an honorable mention in each age category

  • Winners will be invited to read their poems (if they choose) at the Prize’s public announcement of winners and celebration

  • All submissions will be published in a collection as a hard-copy journal/magazine and online on the Eastport Arts Center website

  • The EAC will reserve the right to disqualify submissions whose content is deemed inappropriate to the spirit of this contest

  • No current employee or current Board Member of the EAC or their families may compete in the contest 

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