Sigma Tau Delta is planning a poetry contest for any ACU students willing to submit their works until Oct. 2.
Dr. Suanna Davis, assistant professor in the language and literature department, said that any student can enter the poetry contest. All entries are submitted online, and participants’ work will be displayed at the awards ceremony in late October.
The maximum number of poems that can be submitted is three per person (with a total of 150 lines), and only previously unpublished works will be accepted for submission.
“It’s fun; it’s not scary,” Davis said, “We have good food. Anyone can come, you don’t have to submit a piece of poetry to go to the awards ceremony.”
Davis also said that if willing, participants are free to share one piece of poetry work at the ceremony.
“Obviously people who are writing poetry want to see to what other people are writing too,” Davis said. Davis said her favorite part about the contest is seeing everyone read and share each other’s poetry.
All entries will be judged by members of the Abilene Writers Guild, a local professional writers’ association.
“Any participants have the freedom to express themselves and voice their opinion for this contest,” said Steven Yang, senior English literature major and Sigma Tau Delta president from Chiang Rai, Thailand.
The awards ceremony will be at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 in the Brown Library Atrium. First-, second- and third-place entries will be awarded cash prizes.
Sigma Tau Delta is an international English honor society that has functioned as part of the local Tau Epsilon chapter for about 66 years.
Sophomores with a GPA of 3.0 are eligible to be a member of Sigma Tau Delta.
For more information about Sigma Tau Delta and its poetry contest, go to blogs.acu.edu/englishhonors.