The Lanier Library of Tryon, North Carolina is seeking entries for the Sidney Lanier Award Poetry Competition. This annual competition is open to poets from North and South Carolina whose works have not previously been published in book form. The deadline for entries to be mailed is February 15, 2012.
$800 in prizes will be awarded in the adult competition and additional prizes worth $175 will be awarded to the winning entries from a high school students. Other poems worthy of an honorable mention will also be recognized. The judges of the competition are the North Carolina Poet Laureate Cathy Smith Bowers and the award-winning poet and nonfiction author from South Carolina, John Lane.