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Annual Poetry Contests & National Poetry Day Rules 2017

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MASSACHUSETTS STATE POETRY SOCIETY, INC.
 
Annual - Poetry Contests - Keep for Reference
 
*THE FOLLOWING RULES APPLY TO ALL CONTESTS LISTED BELOW: ...
 
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    (except National Poetry Day - those rules follow at end) ........
 
Contests are open to all poets.
State name of contest on envelope.
Only US Money  Order or US Currency is accepted for contest entry fee -   No foreign  Country check or currency.
If M.S.P.S..Inc. is fined for checks that are cancelled due to insuffiecient funds, the poet must reimburse M.S.P.S., Inc.
 
Poets may enter as many poems as they wish but only one prize may be won by any poet.
 
     Fee: is $3 per poem
     Only United States Money order/check or United States currency 
     is accepted for contest fees 
     No   Foreign Country check  or currency  will be accepted.
 
Send two copies of each poem - one with name and address and one with no. ID for judge.
For a Winners' List, send SASE (self-addressed stamped envelope) -
Send entries to:     Roberta Hung Contest Chm
                               22 Salisbury Rd. 
                               Wakefield, MA  01880


 
Mark name of contest on envelope.
 
 
OF THEE I SING CONTEST
 
Deadline:  January 15
Subject:  Praise of Someone - Someplace - Something (human - vegetable - animal - mineral - flora, etc.)
Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $25     $10
Poems must NOT have been previously published or won ANY prize.
 
 
THE GERTRUDE DOLE MEMORIAL AWARD
 
Deadline:  March 15
Subject and Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $25     $15     $10
Poems must NOT have been previously published or have won ANY prize.
 
 
AMBASSADOR OF POETRY AWARD
 
Deadline:  April 15
Subject and Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $30     $20
Poems must NOT have been previously published or won ANY prize.
 
 
NAOMI CHERKOFSKY MEMORIAL CONTEST
 
Deadline:  June 30
Subject and Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $30     $20
Poems entered must NOT have been published or won ANY prize.
 
 
ANNUAL POET'S CHOICE CONTEST
 
Deadline:  November 1
Subject and Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $25     $15
Poems entered must NOT have been published or won ANY prize.
 
 
ARTHUR (SKIP) POTTER MEMORIAL CONTEST
 
Deadline:  December 15
Subject and Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $30     $20
Poems entered must be original (written by entrant) and MAY have been previously published.
 
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                          NATIONAL  POETRY DAY CONTEST 
   
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MASSACHUSETTS STATE POETRY SOCIETY, INC.
Jeanette C. Maes, President
64 Harrison Avenue
Lynn, MA  01905-1350
 
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Rules for entering Annual National Poetry Day Contest
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Deadline:  August 1 each year
Entries must be received by August 1st
 
ENTRY FEE:  is for entire contest...
$15  for NON-MEMBERS
$10 for M.S.P.S. Members
 
(fee covers one or all categories)
 
ENTRIES MUST BE THE ORIGINAL WORK OF THE POET ENTERING
Poems must be UNPUBLISHED and NOT currently ENTERED  in any other contest.
Only poems that have NOT WON A PRIZE  may be entered in any contest.
ANY PRIZE MONEY RECEIVED FOR  DISQUALIFIED POEMS
MUST BE RETURNED
 
All poems must be titled except Haiku
 
Only  ONE poem may be entered in each category - NO poem may be entred in more than one category
 
Poems must be typed on 8  1/2  x  11  white paper
NO ILLUSTRATIONS
 
Send one original and one copy as follows:
 
ON BOTH COPIES:   Put contest number and name of contest in upper  LEFT-HAND   CORNER
ON DUPLICATE ONLY : put poet's name and address in UPPER RIGHT -HAND corner
 
ONLY ONE PRIZE  WILL BE AWARDED  FOR EACH CONTEST ENTERED
 
No poems will be returned and all non-winning poems will be destroyed after the contest.
 
ONLY 3 PRIZES  WILL BE AWARDED IN EACH CATEGORY -  NO TIES
 
Only those who enclose an S.A.S.E. will receive a Winners' List
 
Entries that do not follow the above rules will be disqualified
Checks should be made payable to :  M.S.P.S., INC.
 
Entries should be sent to:
 
MA State Poetry Society, Inc.
National Poetry Day Contest
Roberta Hung, Contest Chair
22  Salisbury Rd.
      Wakefield, MA  01880



 
 
 
IMPORTANT  REMINDER
 
Only Us Money order check or US currency is accepted  for contest fees.  No Foreign Country check or currency...