Here is another wonderful contest to add to your roster! Farmingdale State College, a part of the SUNY system, is holding its annual competition for The Paumanok Poetry Award. Submissions are due September 15, 2016, and the first prize winner will receive $1500 as well as expenses paid for a trip to Farmingdale State College in order to perform a reading as part of the 2017-2018 Visiting Writers Program.
The contest is extremely flexible about the types of poetry it accepts, so this is a good opportunity for both published and unpublished poets. For more information, visit their website at http://www.farmingdale.edu/arts-sciences/english/paumanokpoetryaward.shtml.
Best of luck to anyone who enters. (And let me know if you happen to win!)