Paul Rice Poetry Broadside Contest

Paul Rice Poetry Broadside Contest

The Paul Rice Poetry Broadside Contest is a biannual (once each academic semester) poetry competition. Each term, Coastal Carolina University undergraduate students have the opportunity to enter the contest. The poems are read (without names or other identifying characteristics) by a nationally-renowned outside judge. The winner receives $100 and several copies of the broadside.

Although there is no restriction concerning subject, style, or form, poems must be 40 or fewer lines. Previous winners of the contest are ineligible. A list of guidelines and dates for submission will be distributed each semester.

The contest is named in honor and memory of Paul Rice who taught in the English Department from 1987-2004.

Click here for Paul Rice Poetry Broadside Spring 2021(Poems must be submitted by March 5, 2021.) 


For further information, contact Jessica Richardson at .

Past Winners

 2021 Spring Winner: Aliza Saper

To Eat and Be Eaten Paul Rice Broadside Spring 2021 (Added 4/14/2021) MCD

2020 Spring Winner: Lucas Hallauer


2019 Fall Winner: Selena Mendoza

Paul Rice Winner Fall 2019 - Hand Me Down (Added 4/26/2021) MCD

2019 Spring Winner: Emily Johnson

Paul Rice Winner Spring 2019 (Added 5/5/2020) MCD

2018 Fall Winner: Connor Uptegrove

 Paul Rice Broadside Fall 2018 Winner

2018 Spring Winner: Madison Rahner

Paul Rice Broadside Winner Spring 2018

2017 Fall Winner: Anne M. Kelley

2017 Spring Winner: Zach Thomas

2016 Fall Winner: Victoria Green

2016 Spring Winner: Sarah Navin

2015 Fall Winner: Mickayla Smith

2014 Fall Winner: Mikaella Victoria A. Antonio