The Jim Harrell Poetry Prize

Eligibility: Seniors who plan on attending the University of Montevallo
1st place: $2,000 Scholarship to UM
2nd place: $1,000 Scholarship to UM
Each contestant should submit one (1) poem only, typed in a plain font on 8½ x 11-inch paper. Clear photocopies are acceptable.
The poem should not be more than one hundred (100) lines long.
The poet’s name, address or any other identifying attribute should not appear on the poem.
A cover sheet should be included that lists the poet’s name, address, phone number, email, the name and signature of the guidance counselor or sponsoring teacher, the name of the high school (if applicable) and the title of the poem. The following statement should be included on the cover sheet with the poet’s signature: “I hereby certify that the poem (insert title) is my original work and that all rights to this poem are mine.”
All submissions should be sent by mail to: The Jim Harrell Poetry Prize Dept. of English & Foreign Languages, Station 6420, University of Montevallo, Montevallo, Alabama 35115
Entries must be postmarked by February 15. No late entries will be accepted.
All entries will be recycled once the prize has been awarded. Do not send your only copy. No manuscripts will be returned.
Scholarships may be applied toward tuition, fees and books during the first year’s enrollment at UM. No cash will change hands.
Award is a one-time scholarship and may not be renewed.
All entries will be judged anonymously by professionals in the field. Winners will be contacted by May 1st.
For more information contact Jim Murphy, Professor of English, at [email protected]