Society of Classical Poets Ekphrastic Contest
Deadline November 8 (must be received by this date). Neutral free contest gives $100 for a metered poem based on a photograph of the Chateau Boswell vineyard in Napa Valley, California, that was recently damaged in a wildfire. Rhyme and other traditional techniques are strongly encouraged. Submit 1-2 poems, any length, by posting them in the comments section at the bottom of the sponsor's guidelines page. Sponsored by the Society of Classical Poets, a group of poets "dedicated to the revival of rhyming and metered poetry of good character". As defined by the contest sponsor, classical poetry "carries a message infused with the profound insights and lofty character of the poet...and touches on humanity's quintessential quest for virtue over vice, epic over ephemeral, and beauty over baseness".
Published: October 12, 2020