Summer Conference Special Competition

You Be There Contest
(not to be confused with You be the Judge)

The You Be There contest is open to anyone attending the summer conference. In order to win, you must be there, hence the contest title.  The contest requires an unpublished poem of 28 lines or fewer on any subject and in any form. A critic from outside Texas will judge the contest. Prizes are $100, $50, and $25. Full rights to the poem remain with the winners who will be announced at the final dinner of the conference.

Send entries to Budd Mahan at 7059 Spring Valley Road, Dallas, TX 75254 or e-mail to  One entry per person, no entry fee. By USPS send two copies one with ID and one without. By e-mail send a single copy with ID.  Deadline for entry is July 1, 2013.