Two contests are offered each month to dues-paid members. There is an Assigned Topic that offered two choices and an Open Topic of your choice. Members may enter one or both, however, only one poem may be entered in each topic. 

Poems that are previously published are acceptable. A poem that has previously won an AAPT award are not eligible.

Poems are sent to a judge who judges both contests. A different judge is used each month. The judge is encouraged to make comments about each poem. The Contest Chair is in charge of getting the poems to the judge and back to the members at the next meeting. 

Each member will select two poems for an anthology; these poems are due in May. 


SEP 2 –  A Ghost Town or Someone You Love to Hate
OCT 7 –  Out of Dante’s Inferno or Getting Started

NOV 4 –   Run-Down House or A San Antonio Mission
DEC 2 –   All Shook Up or My Greatest Gift

JAN 6 – Someone Working in Kitchen or Garden or Moving in Reverse into the Future
FEB 3 –  Rain or Due to Circumstances Beyond Our Control
MAR 3 – Itinerary Through the Mind or Toughest Break
APR 7 – Armed and Dangerous or In Early Spring
MAY 5 – Carrying On or Mystery Solved
SEPT 1 – Not by Choice or A Particular Plant (2018)

                                                                       MONTHLY  JUDGES

SEP     Shirley Cosby
OCT    Budd Mahan
NOV   Barbara Berry
DEC   Lisa Salinas

JAN    Loretta Walker
FEB    Barbara Blanks
MAR  Terry Miller
APR    Marilyn Stacy
MAY  Birma Castle



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