Hawai‘i Pacific University’s James A. Vaughan Award for Poetry began in 2000 and was established by a generous contribution from Mr. James A. Vaughan, a former student of HPU faculty member Ms. Adele NeJame, who wished to support poetry at HPU and in the community at large. Adele NeJame, assistant professor and award winning poet, coordinates and judges the contest. Submissions are accepted September through December 30. Those submitting must have lived in Hawai'i for at least one year. Submissions are limited to three unpublished poems, up to 60 lines each. Hard copy only. No names should appear on poems, but provide a cover letter listing titles, contact information and a short, five-line biography. Mail to: James A. Vaughan Award for Poetry, 1188 Fort Street, MP 201-E, Honolulu, HI 96813
The winning poet receives $250, publication in Hawai'i Pacific Review, and an opportunity to give a celebratory reading at the Ko‘olau Writers Workshop during spring semester.