For Immediate Release
Contact: Nathalie Yaghoobian
ASA INC ANNOUNCES 2014 "ARTHUR HALVAJIAN MEMORIAL" ARMENIAN POETRY COMPETITION
WARWICK, RI---The Armenian Students Association, Inc. (ASA Inc.) announced the start of its 5th annual poetry competition. Once again, the ASA, Inc. is partnering with the Armenian Poetry Project for the writing competition which is named in honor of the late Arthur Halvajian, a former ASA, Inc. trustee who led the Board of Trustees in sponsoring the first competition. The 2014 competition opens December 1st and the deadline for submissions is March 15, 2015. Competition winners will be announced in April 2015.
"Over the past four years we have received hundreds of entries from across North America and continue to be impressed with the creativity, quality, and range of poems we receive. We look forward to reaching out to even more communities in the coming months," said Alice Movsesian, a member of the ASA, Inc. Board of Trustees as well as its liaison to the competition organizing committee.
The Armenian Poetry Project, led by Lola Koundakjian, is a research and documentation site of 19th to 21st Century Armenian poets and poetry. Whether it is through its website/blog, Facebook, or iTunes presence - which features podcasts of recited works - the Project brings together writers from all walks of life across the world.
All individuals of Armenian descent, residing in the United States and Canada are invited to submit their work, in English or Armenian for the competition. Entries should be e-mailed to ArmenianPoetryProject@gmail.com with the subject heading "Halvajian ASA/APP Poetry competition". Only one poem per individual may be submitted.
The competition groups submissions into three categories; students (ages 12-17), college age (ages 18-22), and adult (ages 23 and older). A top prize will be awarded for each of the categories in the amounts of US $50 (students), $100 (college age), and $250 (adult).
Each poem submitted for the competition must be accompanied by the author's full name, age, home address/telephone number, students must include school name, and sponsoring teacher's telephone number.
You can learn more about the Armenian Poetry Project by visiting http://armenian-poetry.blogspot.com.
The Armenian Students' Association of America, Inc. encourages educational pursuits by Armenians in America and the raising of their intellectual standards, provides financial assistance in the form of scholarships to deserving Armenian students, develops fellowship among them, cultivates in them the spirit of service in the public interest, and acquaints them and the entire American community with Armenian culture.
Monday, February 16, 2015