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Arc Poetry’s August Award of Awesomeness

August 31, 2022, 11:59 PM EDT

$10 – $20

In April 2020, Arc began a monthly prize – a 50/50 cash prize, a vintage object d’art (loosely interpreted) and the all the honour and respect that comes with winning the Arc Award of Awesomeness.

DEADLINE: The last day of the month

Contest Guidelines:

The entry fee is $2 CDN. We recommend taping a toonie to your poem and mailing it to our offices.


  • Poems must be a response to the monthly Arc Award of Awesomeness writing challenge.
  • Entrants may only submit one unpublished poem with each $2 fee. If you want to submit multiple poems you may pay online with a minimum of 5 entries ($10)
  • Entrants need to include their name, address, and email address with their poems (so we can send you your awesome prize).
  • No entrants (including winners, honourable mentions, or authors of shortlisted poems) may substitute, before, during, or after judging, a revision of any poem already submitted to the contest.
  • No poems will be returned.
  • Arc welcomes Award of Awesomeness entries from Canada, the United States, and around the world. Participants from the US are welcome to include $2 USD in cash in their envelopes. All other Entrants outside Canada must submit entry fees in Canadian funds.

Publication: The winning entry will be published on the Arc website. We would ask the winners to provide us a photo of themselves and their prize.

Submit Entries:

Please mail your entry to:

Arc Award of Awesomeness
Arc Poetry Magazine
PO Box 81060
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada, K1P 1B1

Or, if submitting multiple entries and paying online:

Please email entries to



August 31, 2022
11:59 PM EDT
$10 – $20