Michael Adams Poetry Prize

ARTS!Lafayette and the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission are proud to announce: 

2nd Annual Michael Adams Poetry Prize
Reception and Reading

 (For information about the 2016 Lafayette Youth Poetry Prize)
Michael Adams Poetry Prize Reading 
April 30, 2016
Meet and Greet 6:30 - 7:00 PM
Odd 13 Brewery
301 E. Simpson Street

Reading and Awards 7:00 PM
Mary Miller Theater
300 E. Simpson Street

Guest Poet, Molina Speaks will perform at the MAPP Reading. Finalists will be selected and invited to read their poems at a free event at the Mary Miller Theater. Winning poems will be announced at the event.

Open to all Colorado residents, the winning poet will receive $500. All styles, themes, and lengths are welcome. Three additional themed categories, "Immigration," “Social Justice,” and “The Natural World,” will also carry cash prizes $100 each for first place. $100 prizes will also be awarded for the best Spanish/Bi-Lingual Language Poem, Guest Poet's Pick and the People's Choice Award. All styles and lengths are welcome, and themes are open to interpretation.
For complete information and entry form: English Spanish 
Adult Guidelines 
  • Poems must be previously unpublished
  • Poets must be current Colorado residents
  • Submissions must be received by April 11, 2016
  • Submit an entry form and a $5.00 fee for each poem (no fee for ages high school - age 20)
  • Submit two copies of your poem: one with your name in the upper right-hand corner, one with no name or other identifying information
  • Judging will be blind
  • For complete information and entry form: English Spanish

 Adult Prize Categories and Award Money 

  • Social Justice $100 
  • The Natural World $100 
  • Immigration $100 
  • Spanish Language Prize $100 
  • Guest Poet's Pick $100 
  • People's Choice Award $100 
  • Michael Adams Poetry Prize $ 500
 For complete information and entry form: English Spanish