2018 Roy Chesney Poetry Contest Winners

 First Place: Kendra Cooke  “Siloam is Loam” – $500

Second Place: Natasha Nathan “She – is Siloam Springs” – $200

Third Place: Rachel Kulp “Lovin’ Siloam Springs” – $100

First Time Entrant Winner: Jamie Walt “Forgotten from the Census” – $200

Honorable Mention: Dana Ahnen “Who Am I?” – 2018 Guild Membership

Honorable Mention: David Ravenhill “Our Town, Siloam Springs” – 2018 Guild Membership

JUDGES: Mary Sangster, Ft. Scott, AR; Barbara Blanks, Garland, TX; Charlie Southerland, Viola, AR

2018 Theme: “Siloam Springs”

Author’s choice of: Poetic style, Form, and Length

Contest open to anyone within ten miles of Siloam Springs

Entries accepted between August 1 and August 31, 2018.    

Contest Guidelines:

  1. Anyone within ten miles of Siloam Springs is eligible to enter. Contest entries are to be original works of the submitter, having been neither published nor awarded as a winner in: an SSWG annual contest nor any state, or larger, regional entity.
  2. Each entry must include a cover page with the title of the entry, the first two lines of the poem, “Roy Chesney Poetry Contest, 2018,” submitter’s name and email address and physical home address.
  3. The Author’s name should not appear on any of the poem’s pages.
  4. The title of each entry should appear two inches from the top on its first page and on the cover page.
  5. The poem will be typed in Times New Roman 12 point font, for 8 ½” x 11” page, and left-justified with 1” margins.
  6. Entries are to be free of obscene language.
  7. Each entry will be emailed as a document (.doc or .docx) attachment to <SSWGSiSp@gmail.com> with “RC Poetry Contest, 2018” in the “Subject:” field.
  8. For USPS entries, multiple-entry, and re-typing fees mail to Siloam Springs Writers Guild, 1600 Rosewood Lane, Siloam Springs, AR 72761.
  9. Submission will be made by email from August 1 through August 31, 2018 or by USPS through August 26, 2018.
  10. Awards will be announced at an award ceremony October 8.


For additional information contact:
Ted Weathers, President
Siloam Springs Writers Guild