Arc Award of Awesomeness

Submissions due the last day of each month

In April 2020, Arc began a monthly prize – a 50/50 cash prize, a vintage object d’art (loosely interpreted) and the all the honour and respect that comes with winning the Arc Award of Awesomeness.

February Prompt:


The February contest will be judged by Arc’s Newsletter Editor, Margo LaPierre.

From Lisa Robertson’s relentless Cinema of the Present to Deborah-Anne Tunney’s Hitchcockian A Different Wolf, poets and the cinema make for a great pairing, as good as buttery popcorn and sweet soda. Whether evoking the movie theatre; casting back to Hollywood icons, villains, or drama; or experimenting with form by splicing poetry with film, send us your cinematic poems.

Contest Guidelines

Past Winners

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