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The February Award of Awesomeness!

Win a vintage ‘object d’art,’ our 50/50 cash prize, and all the honour and clout that comes with being an Awesomeness Winner—by entering Arc’s February Award of Awesomeness!




Susan Olding in black and white with a smile and pixie cut, resting her chin on one hand

The February contest will be judged by Arc Editorial Board Member, Susan Olding!





The February prompt is: “light”


As US poet Amanda Gorman wrote in “The Hill We Climb”

“…there is always light,
if only we’re brave enough to see it.
If only we’re brave enough to be it.”

I’d love to read your poems about light—the sun, the moon, the stars, the aurora borealis, bioluminescence. Candles, old-time gas lamps, and incandescent bulbs, flickering screens. The spark of an idea, the glimmering of hope, the glow of happiness or understanding. The relief of setting down heavy burdens. The “lightness of being.”

However you want to interpret it, let’s lighten up.






Deadline for the Prompt: February 28th, 2021

Contest Rules & Guidelines: See our Contest Page

Publication: The winning poem will be published on the Arc website. We will also ask the winners to provide a photo of themselves and their prize. You can see our first ever Awesome Winner here.