The David B. Silver Scholarship Poetry Competition

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Kingsborough Community College
2001 Oriental Boulevard
Brooklyn, NY 11235
United States

The David B. Silver Scholarship Poetry Competition - 2020

Student entries will be accepted  Thursday, April 29, 2020 deadline Sunday, May 10, 2020

Rules for competition

  • maximum two entries per student
  • only KCC students earning college credits may participate
  • poems must be fifty lines or less
  • each poem must be labeled with the student's full name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address.
  • all entries must be e-mailed to


  • originality of perspective
  • appropriateness of English language, form, and content
  • evocative trigger of emotional reaction
  • economical use of language


Awards first prize - $ 300 - second prize - $200-  third prize - $100

The David B. Silver Scholarship Committee will evaluate all entries, select and notify the winners, and the KCC awards committee.

 Awards will be announced during the KCC awards night ceremony scheduled for Monday, June 15, 2020. Additional information relating to the on-line ceremony will be provided by the KCC awards committee. Questions relating to the poetry competition should be directed to the following e-mail address:

Friday, 08 May, 2020

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