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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: Grandma
FORM: Poets Choice
LINE LIMIT: 40 Lines
PRIZES:  $50   $30   $20 
SPONSOR:  MaryEllen Letarte

2. AMY L. DENGLER  MEMORIAL AWARD
SUBJECT: An International Experience
FORM  :Poet's Choice
LINE LIMIT: 15  Lines
PRIZES;  $50   $20    $10
 Sponsor;  Amy L. Dengler Fund

3.  MARY  WINKLEBLECK'S  MEMORIAL  AWARD
SUBJECT: Poet;s Choice
FORM;  Poet's Choice
LINE LIMIT: 36 Lines
PRIZES:  $35    $20     $15
SPONSOR;   Barbara Blanks  
 
4.  JEAN TUPPER AWARD
SUBJECT:  Writer's Block
FORM: Poet's Choice
LINE LIMIT:  32  Lines
PRIZES: $25    $20   $15
SPONSOR:  Jean Tupper
 
5. ENTERTAIN ME AWARD
SUBJECT:  Something Entertaining
FORM:  Poet's Choice
LINE  LIMIT: 40  Lines
PRIZES:  $30    $20   $10
SPONSOR: Ingrid Wheeler
 
6.  LULA MAE AWARD
SUBJECT:  Poets' Choice
FORM:  Poet's Choice
LINE  LIMIT:  40  lines
PRIZES:  $30   $20   $10
SPONSOR:  Taney Brazeal

7. ALAN SWARTZ AWARD
SUBJECT:  Poet's Choice
FORM:  Petrarchan Sonnet (using any traditionally
              accepted rhyme scheme)
LINE  LIMIT: 14   lines
PRIZES:  $25  $15   $10
SPONSOR:   Alan Swartz
 
8.  ROUND ROBIN  #4  AWARD
SUBJECT:  Poet's Choice
FORM:  Poet's Choice
LINE LIMIT: 28   lines
PRIZES;  $25   $15    $10
SPONSOR:   Joyce Josephson

9. BASH0  BASH
SUBJECT: Poet's Choice
FORM;  Haiku (does not have to adhere to
                        5-7-5 syllabic form)
LINE LIMIT: 3 (3rd line MUST have "aha" twist}
PRIZES: $20   $15   $10
SPONSOR:  Christina Laurie

10. HOLDEN KNNEALLY 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.  EVERETT  BREGOLI   MEMORIAL AWARD
SUBJECTMusic
FORM; Poet's Choice
LINE  LIMIT: 40 Lines
PRIZES:  $20   $10   $5
SPONSOR:  Caroline Walton
 
13.   CELEBRATION OF LIFE
SUBJECT: Contentment
FORM:  Poet's Choice
LINE  LIMIT: 30  Lines
PRIZES:  $15   $10   $5
SPONSOR:  Beverley Barnes
 
14. JAMES L. BARNES MEMORIAL AWARD
SUBJECT: Patience
FORM: Poet's Choice
LINE LIMIT:  30 Lines
PRIZES:  $15   $10   $5 
SPONSOR:  Beverley Barnes
 
15. NATALIE NORTH MEMORIAL AWARD
SUBJECT:  Poet's Choice
FORM: Poet's Choice
LINE  LIMIT: 40 Lines
PRIZES :  $15   $10   $5
SPONSOR:  Frederick Hinchliffe  II

16. ROBERT &  FRANCES SPAITH MEMORIAL AWARD
SUBJECT:  Pets
FORM:  Poet's Choice
LINE LIMIT:  40 Lines
PRIZES:  $15   $10   $5 
SPONSOR:  Rose Ann Spaith

17.SOLIE &   ANDY'S   MEMORIAL AWARD
SUBJECT:  Friendship
FORM:  Poet's Choice 
LINE LIMIT;   30  Lines
PRIZES: $15   $10   $5
SPONSOR:  Olga Blaus

18:  RUTH L. D'AVETA MEMORIAL AWARD
SUBJECT: Puffins
FORM: Poet's Choice
LINE  LIMIT: 40 Lines 
PRIZES:  $15   $10   $5
SPONSOR: Renee Pike

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

20. JAMES FEDERICO MEMORIAL AWARD
SUBJECT  Rescuers
FORM:  Poet's Choice
LINE  LIMIT: 40 lines
PRIZES:  $15   $10   $5          
SPONSOR:   Elayne M. Neal

21. ROSE {BABE} GIANGREGORIO MEMORIAL AWARD
SUBJECT:  Poet's   Choice
FORM:  Poet's  Choice
LINE LIMIT:  24
PRIZES:    $15   $10   $5
SPONSOR:   Waterfront CREW Poets

22.  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

23.   G.L. CARR AWARD
SUBJECT:  The Scholar
FORM: Poet's Choice
LINE  LIMIT: 15 Lines
PRIZES:  $15   $10   $5
SPONSOR:  Gwendolyn Carr

24.  WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS AWARD
SUBJECT:  Ireland
FORM:  Poet's Choice
LINE  LIMIT:  40 Lines
PRIZES: $15   $10   $5 
SPONSOR:  Christian Reifsteck

25.  OGDEN MEMORIAL AWARD
SUBJECT:  Place
FORM;  Poet's Choice
LINE LIMIT:  30 Lines
PRIZES:  $15  $10  $5
SPONSOR:  Vera Ogden Bakker

26. ROBERTA HUNG AWARD
SUBJECT:  Rain
FORM:  Poet's Choice
LINE LIMIT:   30 Lines
PRIZES:  $15   $10   $5
SPONSOR:  Roberta Hung 
 
27.  MADELINE ELIZABETH DEVEAU MEM'L 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  2017
 
CATEGORIES WILL BE PUBLISHED  BEGINNING OF 2017
DEADLINE WILL BE AUGUST 1, 2017
ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER JANUARY 1, 2017
 
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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