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2020 NATIONAL POETRY DAY CONTEST CATEGORIES

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NATIONAL POETRY DAY CONTEST RULES

See rules on Annual  Poetry Contest Page (at the end is listed rules for National Poetry Day Contest...deadline is August 1st each year.........

Read Rules and Information page on this web-site before entering contests ......

1.  LOUISE BOGAN CONTEST
SUBJECT: Forgiveness
FORM:  Poet's Choice
LINE  LIMIT:  40 Lines
PRIZES:  $50   $30   $20
SPONSOR:  MaryEllen Letarte  

2.  AMY L. DENGLER MEMORIAL AWARD
SUBJECT: A Life-Changing Experience          
FORM: Free Verse  (like Amy's Free Spirit)
LINE LIMIT:40 Lines
PRIZES:  $50   $20    $10
SPONSOR:  Amy Dengler Fund

3. LEE MAES MEMORIAL AWARD CONTEST #1
SUBJECT: History
FORM:  Poet's Choice
LINE LIMIT:   40 Lines
PRIZES:   $30     $20     $10
SPONSOR:  Lee Maes Memorial Fund Donors *

4  LEE MAES MEMORIAL AWARD CONTEST #2.
SUBJECT: Education
FORM;  Poet's Choice
LINE LIMIT: 30 lines
PRIZES:   $30   $20   $10
SPONSOR:  Lee Maes Memorial Fund Donors *

5.  BASHO BASH
SUBJECT:  Poet's Choice
FORM:  Haiku  ( no title no "ing" words )
LINE LIMIT: 3 lines (3rd line must have "aha" change of tone)
PRIZES:  $30   $20    $10
SPONSOR: Christina Laurie

6.  MARY WINKLEBECK MEMORIAL AWARD
SUBJECT:  Poet's Choice
FORM:  Poet's Choice 
LINE LIMIT:  40 Lines
PRIZES:  $25  $15   $10
SPONSOR:  Barbara Blanks

7.  HOLDEN kENNEALLY AWARD
SUBJECT;  Grandparents
FORM: Meter & Rhyme
LINE LIMIT: 40 Lines) 
PRIZES:  $20   $10   $5
SPONSOR:  Alan Friot

8. L. JOSEPHINE AWARD
SUBJECT:  Teachers
FORM:  Meter & Rhyme
LINE  LIMIT:  40 Lines
PRIZES:  $20   $10   $5 
SPONSOR: Alan Friot
 
9.  LOUISE SULLIVAN AWARD
SUBJECT:  Siblings
FORM:  Meter & Rhyme
LINE  LIMIT:  40 Lines
PRIZES:  $20   $10   $5
SPONSOR: Alan Friot

10.  HELEN FRIOT MEMORIAL AWARD
SUBJECT: Wife
FORM:  Meter & Rhyme
LINE  LIMIT:  40 Lines
PRIZES:  $20   $10   $5
SPONSOR:   Alan Friot
 
11.  LOUISE FRIOT MEMORIAL AWARD
SUBJECT: Mother
FORM:  Meter & Rhyme
LINE LIMIT: 40 Lines
PRIZES:  $20   $10   $5
SPONSOR:  Alan Friot
 
12.  CELEBRATION OF LIFE AWARD
SUBJECT:  Kindness
FORM: Poet's Choice
LINE LIMIT: 30 Lines
PRIZES:  $15   $10   $5
SPONSOR:  Beverley Barnes

13.  JAMES L. BARNES MEMORIAL AWARD 
SUBJECT:  Success
FORM:  Poet's Choice
LINE LIMIT:  30 Lines
PRIZES:  $15   $10   $5
SPONSOR: Beverley Barnes

14.  OLGA BLAUS MEMORIAL AWARD
SUBJECT: Youth
FORM:  Poet's Choice
LINE  LIMIT:  30 Lines
PRIZES:  $15   $10   $5
SPONSOR:  Beverley Barnes

15.  ROSE M. GRASSO MEMORIAL AWARD
SUBJECTSecondhand Bargain
FORM:  Poet's Choice
LINE  LIMIT: 30 Lines
PRIZES:  $15   $10   $5 
SPONSOR:  Renee Pike
 
16.  RUTH L. D'AVETA MEMORIAL AWARD
SUBJECT: Leader
FORM: Poet's Choice
LINE  LIMIT:  30 Lines
PRIZES:  $15   $10   $5
SPONSOR: Renee Pike

17. RUTH E. SEHOVEY MEMORIAL AWARD 
SUBJECT: Longevity (person or thing ) 
FORM:  Poet's Choice
LINE LIMIT:  24 Lines
PRIZES:  $15   $10   $5 
SPONSOR:  Waterfront CREW Poets

18. THOMAS SCOTT, SR.  MEMORIAL AWARD
SUBJECT: Hugs
FORM:  Poet's Choice
LINE  LIMIT:40 Lines
PRIZES : $15   $10   $5 
SPONSOR:  Elayne M. Neal

19.  SANDSTAR AWARD
SUBJECT: Special People {NOT celebrities}
FORM:  Poet's Choice
LINE LIMIT: 40 Lines
PRIZES:  $15   $10   $5
SPONSOR:  P. J. Roberts Memorial Fund

20. DANA BRUCE MOWER MEMORIAL AWARD
SUBJECT:   God Is Everywhere
FORM:  Poet's Choice
LINE LIMIT:  40 Lines
PRIZES:  $15   $10    $5
SPONSOR:  Gail Devine Mower


21:  ELEANOR {ELLIE] LATAWIEC MEMORIAL AWARD
SUBJECT: Flowers & Gardens
FORM:  Poet's Choice
LINE LIMIT:  40  Lines
PRIZES:  $15   $10   $5
SPONSOR:  Mary Rogers & Beverley Barnes

22.  NORTH SHORE POETS' FORUM AWARD
SUBJECT: I Gotta Be Me
FORM:  Poet's Choice
LINE LIMIT:  40 Lines
PRIZES:  $15   $10   $5
SPONSOR: North Shore Poets' Forum Fund

23.  ROBERTA HUNG AWARD
SUBJECT: Loss
FORM:  Poet's Choice
LINE  LIMIT:  30 Lines
PRIZES:  $15   $10   $5
SPONSOR:  Roberta Hung

24.  MADELINE ELIZABETH DEVEAU MEMORIAL AWARD
SUBJECT: Poet's Choice
FORM:  Poet's Choice
LINE LIMIT:  40 Lines
PRIZES:  $15   $10   $5 
SPONSOR:   Jeanette C. Maes

        *Lee Maes Memorial  Fund donors (alphabetical order}
Beverley Barnes, Louise Bogan Fund, Maryann Delaney, Alan Friot,
Frederick Hinchliffe 11, Mark Hudson, Roberta Hung, Mary Kuck,
Tom McDonald, Mary Miceli, Gail Mower, Elayne Neal, 
Susan Piccole, Renee Pike, Jennifer Revill, Marie Rimi,
Mary Rogers, Clemens Schoenbeck, Constance Servizio,
Louise Morgan Wilson, Susan Namet

 MASSACHUSETTS STATE POETRY SOCIETY, INC.
                         
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This year's Contest........
 
 
                     NATIONAL POETRY DAY CONTEST  2020
 
CATEGORIES WILL BE PUBLISHED  BEGINNING OF 2020
DEADLINE WILL BE AUGUST 1, 2020
ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER JANUARY 1, 2020
 
MAIL ALL ENTRIES TO :
 
ROBERTA HUNG,  CONTEST CHAIR
22 Salisbury  Road
Wakefield, MA 01880
 
FOR RULES  AND ENTRY INFORMATION  SEE THE WEBSITE SECTION BEFORE THIS ONE.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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