New Poetry Contest — Springfield, MO Poets and Friends

Posted on November 8, 2010

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Saw a poetry contest I thought some of you might be interested in. The details are below. Do not hesitate to email the contacts noted at the end if you have questions or need more information.
Please note that the contest even allows for children Grades 6-12 to enter.
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2010 Springfield, MO POETS AND FRIENDS
11th ANNUAL POETRY CONTEST

CATEGORIES

1. FREE VERSE POEMS Any Subject 40 lines/fewer

2. FORMAL STRUCTURED POEMS Any Subject 40 lines/fewer
Any classical form such as sonnet, triolet,
rhyming couplets, etc. Form must be named.

3. CONTEMPORARY FORM POETRY Poet’s Choice 40 lines/fewer
Modern form or theme poetry, i.e., concrete, prose, exploratory forms.

4. HUMOROUS POEMS Poet’s Choice 40 lines/fewer

5. HAIKU or SENRYU
Haiku-Nature 5-7-5 syllables
Senryu-Man & Nature

6. P & F MEMBERS ONLY! Poet’s Choice 120 lines/fewer

7. STUDENT DIVISIONS:
Division I Middle School (6-8)
Division II High School (9-12)

For more information on the Student Divisions: Contact Don DePriest at dondepriest85@yahoo.com
P R I Z E S


$25-FIRST PLACE ** $15-SECOND PLACE ** $10-THIRD PLACE
PLUS 3 HONORABLE MENTIONS IN EACH CATEGORY


GUIDELINES FOR ENTRIES

1. GENERAL: All poems must be unpublished, 40 lines or fewer (Categories 5 & 6 excepted). Poems should be typewritten and single-spaced. No poems will be published or returned. Poems that have previously won Poets and Friends Springfield, MO, Cash Prizes will be disqualified.

2. NUMBER: Poets may enter a maximum of THREE poems in each Contest Category and all will be eligible for prizes.
3. DEADLINE: All entries must be postmarked by November 30, 2010. P&F will not be responsible for lost or misdirected or postage due entries.
4. FORMAT: Submit one copy of each poem with only the Category name and number in the upper left hand corner. For Categories 2 & 5, the poetic form (i.e., sonnet, triolet, rhyming couplets, haiku, senryu, etc.) MUST also be stated in upper left hand corner. Submit ONE cover sheet that lists ALL poems entered by category name, poem‟s title and first line. Also include the author‟s name, address, phone number and email on the cover sheet ONLY.
5. FEES: $1.00 per poem for categories 1-6. Make checks out to “Poets and Friends.”
NO FEES in Student Categories.
6. SEND Annual Contest Entries and Fees to
M J Becco, Contest Ch
3025 N. East Avenue
Springfield, MO 65803
Send STUDENT Entries to
Don DePriest, Student Ch
1241 W Vancouver
Springfield, MO 65803
(No E-Mail submissions accepted.)
7.WINNERS will be announced at the December Poets and Friends Winter Celebration and Awards Ceremony in Springfield, MO. Send a SASE with your entries for the Contest Winners List which will be mailed the last week in December.

For more information,
Contest: E-mail:   MJBecco@hotmail.com Call: (417) 818-5046 
Student Entries:Don De Priest   dondepriest85@yahoo.com Call: (417) 833-4839 

 

 

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