Undergraduate Student Awards for Poetry


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Irby F. Woods and Gaffney Prizes for Poetry

Undergraduate Literary Contest Entry Form

Three prizes:

  1. The Irby F. Wood Prize for Undergraduate Poetry ($500)
  2. The Gaffney Prize for Undergraduate Poetry ($200)
  3. The Gaffney Prize runner up for Undergraduate Poetry ($100)

Contest Details

  • Each entry is limited to no more than 200 lines of poetry in any combination.
  • Do not put your name anywhere in the submitted file or the filename.
  • File must be a PDF or Word document (.pdf, .doc or .docx) following this format:
    • 12 pt font
    • black text
    • double-spaced
    • 1" margins

Questions? Contact Timothy Schaffert, Director of Creative Writing, at tschaffert2@unl.edu.

Eligibility InformationAll Literary Contests