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Poetry and Prose Contest and Reading

The STFM Ethics and Humanities Collaborative is excited to announce the 2021 STFM Annual Poetry and Prose Contest. The theme of this year's contest is: Coping with Adversity: Expressions of Finding a Way Through
Entries are limited to one entry per category.
The three submission categories are:
  • Prose—can be in the form of a story, narrative, or essay and should be limited to 1000 words. 
  • Poetry—can be in any form  
  • Other short writing—can include 55 word stories, haiku, 7 word stories, or cartoons with captions
First and second place will be awarded for each category. The first and the second place prize in each category is $50 each.
Awardees will have the opportunity to read their works at the Annual Poetry and Prose Reading during a Virtual Poetry and Prose Reading (Date to be determined).
A congratulatory letter will be sent to their Chair and/or Dean.
Entries are due February 15. Winners to be announced March 8. To be entered into the contest, send a cover sheet and your entry as Word file (not pdf) to


If you have questions about the Poetry and Prose Contest and Reading at the Annual Spring Conference, contact Traci Brazelton, CAE at 

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