The annual Vázquez-Valarezo Poetry Award is sponsored by Dr. Jeanneth Vázquez, professor of Spanish, and the Women's and Gender Studies program.
The theme for the 2021 competition is “Discontentment."
The prize for first place is $75, second place $50, and third place $30.
Submissions of unpublished material should include three copies delivered to Jennifer Milner, Swenson 102. Students may submit no more than three submissions.
The submission deadline is Friday, March 12, 2021.
In addition to recognizing excellence, the award is designed to encourage student poets to submit their work for consideration. Entries are judged on the basis of originality, creative imagination, characterization and artistic quality.