Armenian Students' Association of America, Inc.
333 Atlantic Avenue
Warwick, Rhode Island 02888
Tel: (401) 461-6114
E-mail: [email protected]


For Immediate Release
November 25, 2012
Contact: Nathalie Yaghoobian
E-Mail: [email protected]


WARWICK, RI---The Armenian Students Association, Inc. (ASA Inc.) announced
that it is extending the deadline to submit entries for the "Arthur
Halvajian Memorial" Armenian Poetry Competition. The deadline for
submissions is now December 31, 2012. Competition winners will be announced
in February 2013.

The competition is sponsored by the ASA Inc. with the Armenian Poetry
Project. The deadline was extended to allow more time for individuals to
submit their entries during the holiday season.

The Armenian Poetry Project, led by Lola Koundakjian, is a research and
documentation site of 19th to 21st Century Armenian poets and poetry.
Whether it is through its website/blog, Facebook, or iTunes presence -
which features podcasts of recited works - the Project brings together
writers from all walks of life across the world.

All residents of the United States and Canada are invited to submit their
work, in English or Armenian (preferred) for the third annual competition.
Entries should be e-mailed to [email protected] with the
subject heading "Halvajian ASA/APP Poetry competition". Individuals may
only submit one poem for the competition.

The competition groups submissions into three categories; students (ages
12-17), college age (ages 18-22), and adult (ages 23 and older). A top
prize will be awarded for each of the categories in the amounts of US $50
(students), $100 (college age), and $250 (adult).

Each poem submitted for the competition must be accompanied by the author's
full name, age, home address/telephone number, school name, and sponsoring
teacher's telephone number. Those in the college age category need not
include a sponsoring teacher. Those in the adult category need not include
school information.

You can learn more about the Armenian Poetry Project by visiting

The Armenian Students' Association of America, Inc. encourages educational
pursuits by Armenians in America and the raising of their intellectual
standards, provides financial assistance in the form of scholarships to
deserving Armenian students, develops fellowship among them, cultivates in
them the spirit of service in the public interest, and acquaints them and
the entire American community with Armenian culture.