The Poet's Roundtable of Arkansas Contest Chair is
happy to answer questions.
2012-2013 Roundtable Monthly Contests
Poems may be sent September through May, postmarked by the
second Saturday of the month. Members may enter one poem per month
with a limit of 36 lines for every month. Entries may be mailed to :
Kathy Helmer, 106 Fox Dell Circle, Jacksonville, 72076. Poem must be original
and unpublished. Place name and address on one copy only.
Winners receive a check of $15, $10, or $5.
AugustForm: Free verse; Subject: The dog days of summer; Judge: Harding Stedler, 11 entries
First Place - Jim Barton - "Mercurial Dreams"
Second Place - Sara Gipson - "Dogged Days of a Southern Summer"
Third Place - Don Crowson - "Dog Days Are Here"
First Honorable Mention - Marilyn Joyner - "A Changing Time"
Second Honorable Mention - Rosean Kruger - "Summer Finale"
Third Honorable Mention - Cathy Parker - "Sweaty days"
Form: Any, Subject: Any
First Place - Jim Barton - "Ancient Whispers"
Second Place - Bill Rhodes - "Carter"
Third Place - Dennis Patton - "Peonies"
First Honorable Mention - Don Crowson - "Musical Moods"
Second Honorable Mention - Laura Loughridge - "What's Left Behind"
Third Honorable Mention - Pat Durmon - "Learning How to Iron"
No monthly contest due to the National Poetry Day
Poetry Day will be held on October 20, 2012 in Benton, Arkansas
Form: Free verse, Subject: Poetry; Judge: Laura Loughridge, 19 entries
First Place - "Writing a poem" - Cathy Moran
Second Place - "My First Reader" - Jackye Swyers
Third Place - "Writers Conference" - Justin Booth
First Honorable Mention - "Expression" - Cindy Mabry
Second Honorable Mention - "Keeping the Beat" - Diane Stefan
Form: Free verse, Subject: Christmas; Judge: Kathy Helmer, 11 entries
First Place - "A few resolutions" - Cathy Moran
Second Place - "It was anything but silent" - Laura Loughridge
Third Place - "Grandma Gussie" - Betty Hiedelberger
First Honorable Mention - "SURPRISE" - Cathy Parker
Second Honorable Mention - "Beneath the Stars" - Diane Stefan
Third Honorable Mention - "Renewal at Christmas" - Bill Rhodes
Form: Cinquain sequence, 25-line limit, Subject: Any; Judge: Pat Laster, 8 entries
First Place - "Ouachita Nights Frogging" - Jim Barton
Second Place - "A Spring Bouquet" - Dennis Patton
Third Place - "Winter Wildlife" - Donna Henson
First Honorable Mention - "Across America" - Marilyn Joyner
Second Honorable Mention - "Mother Earth" - Cathy Parker
Third Honorable Mention - "Musical Marriage" - Don Crowson
Form: Any, Subject: Any
Form: Any, Line Limit 24; Subject: Lost love
AprilForm: Any, Subject: Spring in Arkansas
No monthly contest. Due to the Spring Luncheon.
June Form: Dorsimbra; Subject: Any
July Form: Any, 24-line limit; Subject: Humorous poem
August Form: Free verse; Subject: Humorous poem
member may enter one unpublished poem in the annual Anthology contest by the December 31st
deadline. Poems entered in
this contest must not be entered in other contests or submitted for
publication until after the May meeting. Awards are as
follows: Publication in annual 1st
Place - 2 free copies; 2
through 5th Place - 1 free copy.
See the Yearbook for
specific instructions and entry address.
contest is open to Arkansas residents only. The subject and
line limit are announced each year at the Spring meeting and in
must be original, historically accurate and unpublished, with
sources listed on a separate page. A poet is only eligible for
First Prize once every five years. Awards will be presented at
the Poetry Day Luncheon. or
contact PRA) for
contest is open to students only. There are 1st, 2nd and
3rd Place winners in Junior and Senior divisions. Winners are
eligible for cash prizes, and are considered for publication in the
annual Anthology Rules are distributed each year to schools by the Contest Chair. For more details, contact Liz Faulkner, Student Contest Chair. For a copy of rules, send SASE to Elizabeth Faulkner, 3 Ridge Oak Cove, Little Rock, AR 72223
A contest brochure is mailed to members each year. This brochure details the workshop agenda and lists all contests, their prizes and guidelines.