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2018 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: GrandPa
FORM:  Poets Choice
LINE  LIMIT:  40 Line
PRIZES:  $50   $30   $20
SPONSOR:  MaryEllen Letarte  

2.  WILLIAM G. O'HARE MEMORIAL AWARD
SUBJECT:  Remembrance Of A Person Place Or Thing
FORM:   Poet's Choice
LINE LIMIT: 40 Lines
PRIZES:  $50   $30    $20
 Sponsor: Cathryn Keefe O'Hare 

3.  AMY L. DENGLER MEMORIAL AWARD
SUBJECT: Poet's Choice
FORM:  Poet's Choice
LINE LIMIT:   40 Lines
PRIZES:   $50     $20     $10
SPONSOR:  Amy Dengler Fund

4  MENTAL HEALTH AWARD.
SUBJECT:  Bring Attention To Mental Health Issues
LINE LIMIT: 40 lines
PRIZES:   $30   $20   $10
SPONSOR:  Susan Piccole

5.  LULA MAE MEMORIAL AWARD
SUBJECT:  Poet's Choice
FORM:   Free Verse
LINE LIMIT:  40 lines
PRIZES:  $30   $15   $5
SPONSOR:  Taney Brazeal

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

7.  ALLEN SWARTZ AWARD 
SUBJECT:  Poet's Choice
FORM:  Petrarchan Sonnet (traditional rhyme schemes}.
LINE LIMIT:  14 Lines
PRIZES:  $25   $15   $10
SPONSOR:  Allen Swartz

8.  ROBERT & FRANCES SPAITH MEMORIAL
SUBJECT:  Pets
FORM: Poet's Choice
LINE  LIMIT:  40 Lines
PRIZES:  $25   $15   $10 
SPONSOR:  Rose Ann Spaith 
 
9.  HOLDEN KENNEALLY AWARD
SUBJECT:  Grandparents
FORM:  Meter & Rhyme
LINE  LIMIT:  40 Lines
PRIZES:  $20   $10   $5
SPONSOR: Alan Friot 

10.  l. JOSEPHINE AWARD
SUBJECT: Teachers
FORM: Meter & Rhyme
LINE  LIMIT:  40 Lines
PRIZES:  $20   $10   $5
SPONSOR:   Alan Friot
 
11.   LOUISE SULLIVAN AWARD
SUBJECT: Siblings
FORM:  Meter & Rhyme
LINE LIMIT: 40 Lines
PRIZES:  $20   $10   $5
SPONSOR:  Alan Friot
 
12.  ROSE M. GRASSO MEMORIAL AWARD
SUBJECT:  Suddenly
FORM: Poet's  Choice
LINE LIMIT: 30 Lines
PRIZES:  $15   $10   $5
SPONSOR:  Renee Pike

13.  RUTH L. D'AVETA MEMORIAL AWARD 
SUBJECT:   Star Trek
FORM:  Poet's Choice
LINE LIMIT:  30 Lines
PRIZES:  $15   $10   $5
SPONSOR: Renee Pike 
 
14.  SOLIE & ANDY'S MEMORIAL AWARD 
SUBJECT: Facing Danger
FORM:  Poet's Choice
LINE  LIMIT:  40 Lines
PRIZES:  $15   $10   $5
SPONSOR:  Olga Blaus

15.  CELEBRATION OF LIFE
SUBJECTAn Invitation
FORM:  Poet's Choice
LINE  LIMIT:  40 Lines
PRIZES:  $15   $10   $5 
SPONSOR:  Beverley Barnes
 
16.  JAMES L. BARNES MEMORIAL AWARD
SUBJECT:  A Job Well Done
FORM: Poet's Choice
LINE  LIMIT:  40 Lines
PRIZES:  $15   $10   $5
SPONSOR:  Beverley Barnes
 
17.  THOMAS SCOTT SR. MEMORIAL AWARD
SUBJECT: Teacher
FORM:  Poet's Choice
LINE LIMIT:  40 Lines
PRIZES:  $15   $10   $5 
SPONSOR:  Elayne M. Neal
 
18. ANTHONY MAJAHAD MEMORIAL AWARD
SUBJECT:  Poet's Choice
FORM:  Poet's Choice
LINE  LIMIT: 30 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.  BASHO BASH 
SUBJECT:  Poet's Choice
FORM:  Haiku (connected to nature, uses strong verbs
                        omit words like "a, an,  the" etc, )
LINE LIMIT:  3 {3rd line MUST  have an "ah-ha" twist
                        which adds to the meaning,}              
PRIZES:  $15   $10    $5
SPONSOR:  Christina Laurie  

21:  BARDS OF LOUDOUN AWARD
SUBJECT:  Mirrors
FORM:  Any traditional rhymed form (state the form)
LINE LIMIT:  40 Lines
PRIZES:  $15   $10   $5
SPONSOR:  Mary Kipps & the Bards of Loudoun
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22.  MARY A. MICEL AWARD
SUBJECT:  Forgiveness
FORM:  Poet's Choice
LINE LIMIT:  20 Lines
PRIZES:  $15   $10   $5
SPONSOR: Mary A. Miceli

23.  VETERAN'S CHOICE AWARD
SUBJECT:  War and Peace
FORM:  Poet's Choice
LINE  LIMIT:  40 Lines
PRIZES:  $15   $10   $5
SPONSOR:   Frederick Hinchliffe ll

24.  EVA SOOHO MEMORIAL AWARD
SUBJECT:  Achievement
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  2018
 
CATEGORIES WILL BE PUBLISHED  BEGINNING OF 2018
DEADLINE WILL BE AUGUST 1, 2018
ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER JANUARY 1, 2018
 
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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