Fountain Valley School, in conjunction with the Pikes Peak Poet Laureate Project, is calling for entries for the fifth annual Athenaea Poetry Competition for high school students in the Pikes Peak region. All students, grades 9-12, may enter as many as three poems in each category, and the contest will be judged by Pikes Peak Poet Laureate Price Strobridge.
There are both English and non-English categories. Students can submit up to three poems in both the English and non-English categories, and the non-English poems must have an accompanying translation. No electronic translation devices should be used in either version.
The Athenaea is the student literary magazine of the Fountain Valley School of Colorado. Published twice a year and featuring student poetry, prose and art, the magazine dates to 1930 and honors Athena, the goddess of wisdom. The winning poems in the competition will be published in the spring 2012 edition of the Athenaea.
Athenaea Poetry Competition Facts
Entry Deadline: March 1, 2013
Who may enter: High school (9-12) students in the Pikes Peak region
Categories: English and non-English (non-English poems must have an accompanying translation)
How many poems can be entered by each student: Up to three in each category, and must be submitted on separate pages
Rights: The Athenaea will have one-time publishing rights only.
Guidelines: While there are no formal guidelines or topics, remember that good poetry uses fresh language and images with precise words.
All winning poets will be invited to read their poems at a ceremony in April 2013. Each poem must include the student’s name, address, phone and e-mail. If a poem is e-mailed, please paste it directly into the body of the e-mail–no attachments. Poems must be original and previously unpublished. Please print your poem in Times New Roman or equivalent, font size 12. Poems will not be returned.
Submit entries via e-mail to FVS English Department Chair and Athenaea adviser David Reynolds:
or 6155 Fountain Valley School Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80911