OPA sponsors two poetry contests each year for adults and one poetry contest for children; members receive a lower price to enter the contests
The student contest culminates in a reading by the winners and a reception for the young poets and their guests
The student contest has monetary prizes and is free for the students to enter
The adult contest always include a category just for New Poets (those poets who have never before received a monetary award for their poetry)
Fall Contest Postmark Deadline for entries is August 31, 2013. Please see the pages for student contest or the adult contest for more information including categories and rules.