Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet Series | Application & Regions

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Application for Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet (GCDP) Series

Any middle school, high school, college or university student or any adult poet not currently enrolled in an academic program may apply for the GCDP Series mentorship.

The adult student poet does not need to submit an instructor recommendation, otherwise the application requirements are essentially the same.

There is no cost for applying.  Click here to download the application (PDF).


North Carolina Regions

The following is a list of the North Carolina counties constituting the three regions for purposes of the Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet Series:

Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet SeriesStudent Poets apply in these Counties
Western Central Eastern
34 Counties 32 Counties 34 Counties
Alexander Alamance Beaufort
Alleghany Anson Bertie
Ashe Cabarrus Bladen
Avery Caswell Brunswick
Buncombe Chatham Camden
Burke Cumberland Carteret
Caldwell Davidson Chowan
Catawba Durham Columbus
Cherokee Franklin Craven
Clay Granville Currituck
Cleveland Guilford Dare
Davie Harnett Duplin
Forsyth Hoke Edgecomb
Gaston Johnston Gates
Graham Lee Greene
Haywood Mecklenburg Halifax
Henderson Montgomery Hertford
Iredell Moore Hyde
Jackson Nash Jones
Lincoln Orange Lenoir
Macon Person Martin
Madison Randolph New Hanover
McDowell Richmond Northhampton
Mitchell Robeson Onslow
Polk Rockingham Pamlico
Rutherford Rowan Pasquotank
Stokes Scotland Pender
Surry Stanley Perquimans
Swain Union Pitt
Transylvania Vance Sampson
Watauga Wake Tyrell
Wilkes Warren Washington
Yadkin Wayne
Yancey Wilson