Poetry Competition

A Company of Poets:

The Jim Gittings Poetry Competition

sponsored by the

Greenville Technical College Writing Center




 Objective of the Contest: To provide an incentive to aspiring student-poets.

 Competition Rules

  • Contestants must be registered students of Greenville Technical College.
  • One poem per contestant.
  • Only original, unpublished work will be accepted.
  • Entries must be written in the English language.
  • Since GTC is a state-supported institution, no questionable subject matter should be included in your poem.
  • E-mail submissions as a Microsoft WORD attachment to ross.wagner@gvltec.edu. In the body of the e-mail, please provide a brief introduction to you and your work, including the following: your name, e-mail, phone number, and address, as well as the title of your submission. (Please do not copy and paste submissions into the body of the e-mail.)
  • The deadline for entries will be announced as soon as it becomes available.


A Board of Judges will evaluate the entries. The first-prize winner will receive $50.00; second place will earn $25.00. In addition, the top five poems will be published in the Blue Granite Review, the online literary and visual arts journal of Greenville Technical College.