Poets may enter in two categories: Portrait or Landscape.
Portrait Category: Poems about you or someone you know from South Dakota. This is a category of both biography and autobiography.
Landscape Category: Poems about the land and features that make South Dakota unique.
Each poet may submit a total of five (5) poems. There is a fee of five dollars ($5.00) per entry. There is no restriction on length or style of poem. We only accept electronic entries at www.sdsps.submittable.com. In the title of your submission, you should state which category you are entering that poem into and the poem’s title, i.e. Portrait: Title. Also, please upload a document format instead of a pdf, and do not write your name on the poem itself. Submissions that fail to follow the instructions will not be considered.
There will be honorees of $100, $50, and $25 for the top places in each of the two tracts of the annual contest, and winning poems will be published in the spring issue of Pasque Petals. Honorable Mention candidates are possible and will be considered for publication in the physical Pasque Petals and on our website. Judging is done by an independent committee selected by the Contest Manager.
Entries are open now until December 1, 2018. We look forward to your submissions via Submittable: