Poetry Society of Vermont
founded in 1947
 
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TROUBADOUR AWARDS

 

The PSOV offers two awards for poems published in The Mountain Troubadour each year. All of these poems are eligible for each year's awards. Winners are announced in the spring. A certificate of Honorable Mention is also given for each award.

 

CORRINE EASTMAN DAVIS MEMORIAL AWARD: best poem by a member who has not previously won this prize, $20

 

ARTHUR WALLACE PEACH MEMORIAL AWARD: best poem by a member, $20




PSOV SUMMER CONTESTS

FINAL DEADLINE JULY 10, 2022, 11:59 PM EDT

 

 

PLEASE READ THESE RULES CAREFULLY

  • 2021 PSOV dues must have been paid to be eligible to submit poems.
  • Previously-published poems are ineligible for submission.
  • Only one poem may be submitted for each of the six Summer Contest awards.
  • Each submitted poem must have a title and one contest designation.
    • Put all poems in one attachment.
    • Email to summercontests@poetrysocietyofvermont.org.
    • Subject line: PSOV Summer Contests.
    • Body of the email must contain your name and a list of the titles of all the poems being submitted, with the particular award the poem is being entered for.
    • Submit one poem per contest.
    • Do not include your name or any personal identifiers in poem files.
    • You will receive email confirmation of your entries.

 

 

SUBMIT:

 

FORMAT: Poems must be in Word .doc or .docx, 12-pt. Times New Roman, single-spaced.

 

LENGTH: See the individual contest rules below for line limits.

 

For each award, judges will name one winner, receiving a $50 prize, and one honorable mention. Both winning poems and honorable mentions will be published in the 2021 issue of The Mountain Troubadour.

 

SUMMER CONTESTS AWARDS

 

1.)    MARY MARGARET AUDETTE MEMORIAL AWARD: Light or humorous verse, 32 line limit.

 

2.)    J. RICHARD BARRY MEMORIAL AWARD: A poem with a Vermont or country theme, 32 line limit.

 

3.)    MARIAN GLEASON MEMORIAL AWARD: A poem in any style or subject, no more than 20 line limit.

 

4.)     GOLDSTEIN MEMORIAL AWARD: A poem with any theme 40 line limit, including title and spaces.

5.)       LAURA J. SPOONER MEMORIAL AWARD: Love poem, 40 line limit, including title and spaces.

6.)       CHRIS WHITE MEMORIAL AWARD: Poem relating to science, science fiction, or math, 25 line limit.



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