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The August 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 August Award of Awesomeness!

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a smiling picture of a woman with small dangling earrings, collarbone-length dirty-blond hair, and light eyes. She is wearing a black shirt and standing with her back against aged wooden boards.

Photo by Manahil Bandukwala

The August contest will be judged by a very special guest judge—Conyer Clayton*!
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The August prompt is: “Garbage Poems”

“I want to read poems about what is discarded or forgotten, ecological poems about waste, your musings on decay, or even literal poems about garbage cans. If it’s about trash, give it to me!” acer

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Deadline for the Prompt: August 31st, 2022

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.

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*Conyer Clayton is an award-winning writer, editor, musician, and arts educator living on unceded Algonquin Anishinaabe land. She is the author of But the sun, and the ships, and the fish, and the waves. (A Feed Dog Book by Anvil Press, 2022), We Shed Our Skin Like Dynamite (Guernica Editions, 2020, Winner of the Ottawa Book Award), and many chapbooks, including two with the Ottawa-based poetry collective VII, of which she is a member.

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