All US Military Veterans are invited to submit original poetry to the
2018 Heroes’ Voices National Veterans Poetry Contest
In cooperation with George Mason University
First Prize $1,000 ♦ Second Prize $500 ♦ Third Prize $250 ♦ Fourth Prize $100
The jury members and project advisors include:
Major General John Borling
George Mason University
Colonel David Rabb
Poet Laureate of San Francico
Theme: The Soldiers’ Journey: Poems about the experience of being in the armed services and/or being a veteran. Poems may be inspired by personal triumphs or tragedies, relationships, health, spiritual insights, community, family and social issues, affected by your service in the military.
Winning submissions and other selected poetry will be featured in public readings in San Francisco, California and at George Mason University in Virginia in the spring of 2018.
Who May Enter
This contest is open to all veterans who have served in any branch of the armed forces of the United States of America.
- Entrants need not provide proof of service in the US Armed Forces at the time of submission. Heroes’ Voices will contact winners to confirm eligibility.
- There is no fee to enter.
- Entries accepted only through April 20, 2018.