For those that don’t know, May is Military appreciation month in the US; it contains more military holidays than you can shake a stick at (for a full list, see here). In honor of the festivities, I am going to hold a writing contest running through Memorial day.

Up for grabs are two clay cameos, one for each category in the contest: poetry and short essay (see photo below). The “Ares in Naos” design is for the poetry category and the “Thrakian Rider” design is for the short essay category. The former is based on a coin obverse from Anatolia and the latter on a coin obverse from Thrakia.

Rules are simple–all entries must pertain to Ares or the military. One entry per person per category. Winners are selected by the readers, and everyone is allowed to vote only once in each category. You may vote for your own entries. This is an internationally open contest.

Poetry: No style restrictions. 25 word minimum preferred except for haiku.

Short Essay: 500 word minimum. If citations are necessary, you may use whatever style is most comfortable for you. No style restrictions, but non-fiction is preferred (I want to save that for another contest).

Entries are due no later than 2359 Eastern Time Monday, May 27, 2013 (Memorial Day in the US). Please email entries to . Good Luck!

13 comments on “Contest!

  1. J_Agathokles says:

    You wrote your email wrong šŸ˜‰

  2. J_Agathokles says:

    Reblogged this on A Young Flemish Hellenist and commented:
    Aspis of Ares is holding a contest šŸ™‚

  3. Kullervo says:

    Memorial Day is June 3 where I come from.

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  5. yet another not-robot says:

    Would you prefer submissions to be sent in the body of the e-mail, or as an attachment?

    • pthelms says:

      Preferably as an attachment, but only because I don’t want to mess up anyone’s formatting.

      • yet another not-robot says:

        Thank you for the clarification. I can’t promise anything brilliant, but I’ll certainly send along my best!

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