Arnold Adoff Poetry Awards
Deadline January 15 (must be received by this date), formerly December 1. Recommended free contest sponsored by the Virginia Hamilton Conference on Multicultural Literature for Youth at Kent State University awards a $500 prize for published "contemporary texts that celebrate multicultural themes and issues through poetry" in each of the following four categories: Early Readers (preschool-grade 3), Middle Readers (grades 4-8), Teens (grades 9-12), and New Voices (a poet who has published at most twice before the current submission). Novels in verse, memoirs in verse, collections of original poetry, and edited collections are all eligible. Winners will also receive a "Rudini" award and complimentary conference registration. Books must first have been published in print form in the US within the last two years (for the "2021" awards, books must have a copyright of 2020 or 2021). Publisher must send nomination form and 6 copies of book for consideration.
Published: October 14, 2020