Scholarship Competition

Scholarship Competition

The Arts Club of Washington’s

2019 Scholarship Competition in Poetry

Deadline: Monday, March 4

The Arts Club of Washington—the oldest nonprofit arts organization in Washington, D.C.—sponsors an annual scholarship to recognize promising students specializing in a specific art form or medium. In 2019, scholarships will be awarded in the category of poetry.



The Awards

Winner: $2,000
1st runner-up: $1,000
Honorable mention: $750

The competition is open to college students in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia who are at least 18 years of age and who have not reached their 27th birthday by January 1, 2019. There is no entry fee.

The Competition
Scholarships will be awarded to students submitting an original poem of no more than 300 lines demonstrating excellence in the art of poetry. Judges not affiliated with the Arts Club will evaluate the entries and select the winner. The judges consider such questions as: Does the poem display creativity and originality? Does the poem engage the reader? Does the poet demonstrate a true understanding of poetic form?
Students submit three hard copies of their original poem to the Arts Club by Monday, March 4, 2019. They also complete an entry form and provide a faculty recommendation and a copy of their student ID. Only one entry per student is allowed.

Scholarship winners will be recognized and read their poems at a dinner and awards ceremony to be held at the Arts Club on Friday, April 12.

Mail entries to:
Scholarship Competition
The Arts Club of Washington
2017 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006-1804
Entry materials also may be submitted to

Download the entry form
Scholarship 2019 Entry Form

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