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2019 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: A Special Aunt, Uncle or other Relative
FORM:  Poet's Choice
LINE  LIMIT:  40 Lines
PRIZES:  $50   $30   $20
SPONSOR:  MaryEllen Letarte  

2.  AMY L. DENGLER MEMORIAL AWARD
SUBJECT: Flying     (in remembrance of Amy's career as
                                   flight attendant)          
FORM:   Poet's Choice
LINE LIMIT: 30 Lines
PRIZES:  $50   $20    $10
 Sponsor: Amy Dengler Fund

3.  MENTAL HEALTH AWARD
SUBJECT:  Mental Health issues
FORM:  Poet's Choice
LINE LIMIT:   40 Lines
PRIZES:   $30     $20     $10
SPONSOR:  Susan Piccole

4  JEAN TUPPER AWARD.
SUBJECT: Mothers and Daughters
FORM;  Poet's Choice
LINE LIMIT: 30 lines
PRIZES:   $25   $20   $15
SPONSOR:  Jean Tupper

5.  MARY WINKLEBLECK MEMORIAL AWARD
SUBJECT:  Poet's Choice
FORM:  Poet;s Choice
LINE LIMIT:  40 lines
PRIZES:  $25 $15   $10
SPONSOR:  Barbara Blanks

6.  ROBERT & FRANCIS SPAITH MEMORIAL AWARD
SUBJECT:  Pets
FORM:  Poet's Choice 
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $25  $15   $10
Sponsor:  Rose Ann Spaith

7.  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:  $20   $15   $10
SPONSOR:  Christina Laurie

8.  DANA BRUCE MOWER MEMORIAL AWARD
SUBJECT:  God is Everywhere
FORM: Poet's Choice
LINE  LIMIT:  40 Lines
PRIZES:  $25   $10   $5 
SPONSOR: Gail Devine Mower
 
9.  RANDOLPH AWARD
SUBJECT:  Naming a Child
FORM:  Poet's Choice
LINE  LIMIT:  20 Lines
PRIZES:  $20   $15   $5
SPONSOR: Gwendolyn Carr

10.  HOLDEN KENNEALLY AWARD
SUBJECT: Grandparents 
FORM:  Meter & Rhyme
LINE  LIMIT:  24 Lines
PRIZES:  $20   $10   $5
SPONSOR:   Alan Friot
 
11.   L. JOSEPHINE AWARD
SUBJECT: Teachers
FORM:  Meter & Rhyme
LINE LIMIT: 40 Lines
PRIZES:  $20   $10   $5
SPONSOR:  Alan Friot
 
12.  LOUISE SULLIVAN AWARD
SUBJECT:  Siblings
FORM: Meter & Rhyme
LINE LIMIT: 40 Lines
PRIZES:  $20   $10   $5
SPONSOR:  Alan Friot

13.  CELEBRATION OF LIFE AWARD 
SUBJECT:   Humor
FORM:  Poet's Choice
LINE LIMIT:  30 Lines
PRIZES:  $15   $10   $5
SPONSOR: Beverley Barnes

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

15.  OLGA BLAUS MEMORIAL AWARD
SUBJECTSomething Beautiful
FORM:  Poet's Choice
LINE  LIMIT: 30 Lines
PRIZES:  $15   $10   $5 
SPONSOR:  Beverley Barnes
 
16.  THOMAS SCOTT, SR. MEMORIAL AWARD
SUBJECT:  Constancy
FORM: Poet's Choice
LINE  LIMIT:  40 Lines
PRIZES:  $15   $10   $5
SPONSOR:  Elayne Neal

17. ROSE M. GRASSO MEMORIAL AWARD 
SUBJECT: Risking It All 
FORM:  Poet's Choice
LINE LIMIT:  30 Lines
PRIZES:  $15   $10   $5 
SPONSOR:  Renee Pike
 
18. WATERFRONT CREW POETS AWARD
SUBJECT: Numbers
FORM:  Poet's Choice
LINE  LIMIT: 24 Lines
PRIZES : $15   $10   $5 
SPONSOR:  Waterfront CREW Poets

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. THE BARDS OF LOUDEN AWARD
SUBJECT:   Work
FORM:  Any Traditional rhymed form (state form on Poem}
LINE LIMIT:  40 Lines
PRIZES:  $15   $10    $5
SPONSOR:  The Bards of Louden

21:  WAR & PEACE 
SUBJECT: War & Peace
FORM:  Poet's Choice
LINE LIMIT:  40  Lines
PRIZES:  $15   $10   $5
SPONSOR:  Frederick Hinchliffe II

22.  HOKANSON AWARD
SUBJECT:  Nature
FORM:  Poet's Choice
LINE LIMIT:  40 Lines
PRIZES:  $15   $10   $5
SPONSOR: Sandy & Jamie Hokanson

23.  NORTH SHORE POET'S 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

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

25.  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


 MASSACHUSETTS STATE POETRY SOCIETY, INC.
                         
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This year's Contest........
 
 
                     NATIONAL POETRY DAY CONTEST  2019
 
CATEGORIES WILL BE PUBLISHED  BEGINNING OF 2019
DEADLINE WILL BE AUGUST 1, 2019
ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER JANUARY 1, 2019
 
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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