WARWICK, R.I.—The Armenian Students Association, Inc. (ASA Inc.) announced that it is extending the deadline to submit entries for the “Arthur Halvajian Memorial” Armenian Poetry Competition. The deadline for submissions is now December 31, 2012. Competition winners will be announced in February 2013.
The competition is sponsored by the ASA Inc. with the Armenian Poetry Project. The deadline was extended to allow more time for individuals to submit their entries during the holiday season.
The Armenian Poetry Project, led by Lola Koundakjian, is a research and documentation site of 19th to 21st Century Armenian poets and poetry. Whether it is through its website/blog, Facebook, or iTunes presence–which features podcasts of recited works–the Project brings together writers from all walks of life across the world.
All residents of the United States and Canada are invited to submit their work, in English or Armenian (preferred) for the third annual competition. Entries should be e-mailed to ArmenianPoetryProject@gmail.com with the subject heading “Halvajian ASA/APP Poetry competition”. Individuals may only submit one poem for the competition.
The competition groups submissions into three categories; students (ages 12-17), college age (ages 18-22), and adult (ages 23 and older). A top prize will be awarded for each of the categories in the amounts of US $50 (students), $100 (college age), and $250 (adult).
Each poem submitted for the competition must be accompanied by the author’s full name, age, home address/telephone number, school name, and sponsoring teacher’s telephone number. Those in the college age category need not include a sponsoring teacher. Those in the adult category need not include school information.
You can learn more about the Armenian Poetry Project by visiting http://armenian-poetry.blogspot.com.
The Armenian Students’ Association of America, Inc. encourages educational pursuits by Armenians in America and the raising of their intellectual standards, provides financial assistance in the form of scholarships to deserving Armenian students, develops fellowship among them, cultivates in them the spirit of service in the public interest, and acquaints them and the entire American community with Armenian culture.