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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.........


1.  LOUISE  BOGAN  CONTEST

SUBJECT:  Long  Marriage

FORM:  Poet;s  Choice

LINE  LMIT:  40  Lines

PRIZES:  $50   $30   $20

SPONSOR:  Maryellen  Letarte


2.    AMY  L.  DENGLER MEMORIAL  AWARD

SUBJECT:  ODE  TO  AN  INANIMATE  OBJECT

FORM:  Free  Verse

LINE  LIMIT:  40  Lines

PRIZES:  $50   $20   $10

SPONSOR:  Amy  Dengler  Memorial  Fund


3..   LEE  MAES MEMORIAL AWARD CONTEST  #1

SUBJECT:  History

FORM:  Poet;s  Choice

LINE  LIMIT:  40  Lines

PRIZES:  $30   $20   $10


4.   LEE  MAES  MEMORIAL AWARD  CONTEST  #2

SUBJECT:  Education

FORM:  Poet's  Choice

LINE  LIMIT:   $30   $20   $10

SPONSOR:  Lee Maes Memorial Fund Donoors


5.    BASHO  BASH

SUBJECT:  Poet's  Choice

FORM;  Haiku (o title,  no  'ING"  words

LINE  LIMIT:  3 lines {3rd line  must have "aha" change of tone}

PRIZES:  $30   $20   $20

SPONSOR:   Christina Laurie


6.    OUT OF  THE  SHADOWS  AWARD

SUBJECT:  Mental  Health

FORM:  Free  Verse

LINE  LIMIT:  40  Lines

PRIZES:  $30   $20   $10


 7.   M,  L,  0'CONNELL MEMORIAL  AWARD

SUBJECT:  Infinity

FORM:  Free  Verse

LINE  LIMIT:  40  Lines

PRIZES:  $30   $20   $10

SPONSOR:  Agatha  Morrell


8.    JEAN TUPPER AWARD

SUBJECT: He Makes Me Smile

FORM: Poet's Choice  

LINE LIMIT:  30  Lines

PRIZES:   $25   $20   #15

SPONSOR:   Jean  Tupper


9.     LOVE  THY  NEIGHBOR  AWARD

SUBJECT:   Brotherly  Love

FORM:   Poet's Choice

LINE  LIMIT:  28  Lines

PRIZES:   $25   $15   $10

SPONSOR:  Von S, Bourland


10.   HOLDEN  KENNEALLY  MEMORIAL AWARD

SUBJECT:  Grandparents

FORM:  Meter  &  Rhyme

LINE  LIMIT:  40  Lines

PRIZES:   $20   $10   $5

SPONSOR:  Alan  Friot Memorial  Fund


11.    L.  JOSEPHINE MEMORIAL AWARD

SUBJECT.  Teacher

FORM:  Meter  &  Rhyme

LINE  LIMIT:  40  Lines

PRIZES:  $20   $10   $5

SPONSOR:  Alan Friot Memorial Fund


12.    LOUISE  SULLIVAN  MEMORIAL AWARD

SUBJET;  Siblings

FORM:  Meter  &  Rhyme

LINE  LIMIT:  40  Lines

PRIZES:  $20   $10   $5

SPONSOR:  Alan  Friot  Memorial  Fund


13.    HELEN  FRIOT  MEMORIAL  AWARD

SUBJECT :  Wife

FORM:  Meter  &  Rhyme

LINE  LIMIT:   40 Lines

PRIZES:  $20   $10   $5

SPONSORS:   Alan Friot Memorial Fund


14.    LOUISE  FRIOT  MEMORIAL AWARD

SUBJECT:  Mother
FORM:   Meter & Rhyme
LINE  LIMIT:  40  Lines
PRIZES:  $20      $10   $5
SPONSOR:  Alan Friot Memorial Fund


15.    CELEBRATION OF LIFE AWARD

SUBJECT:   A  Good  Feeling
FORM:  Poet's  Choice
LINE  LIMIT:  30  Lines
PRIZES:  $15   $10   $5
SPONSOR:  Beverley  Barnes

16.    JAMES  L. BARNES MEMORIAL AWARD

SUBJECT :   An Accomplishment
FORM:  Poet's  Choice
LINE  LIMIT:  30  Lines
PRIZES:   $15   $10   $5
SPONSOR:  Beverley  Barnes
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17.     SANDSTAR

SUBJECT:  Special  People  (NOT  Celebrities }  
FORM:  Poet's  Choice
LINE LIMIT:   40  Lines
PRIZES:  $15   $10   $5
SPONSOR:  P. J. Roberts Memorial  Fund  


18.    ROBERT & FRANCIS  SPAITH MEMORIAL AWARD

SUBJECT: Pets
FORM: Poet's Choice
LINE LIMIT:  40 Lines
PRIZES:   $15   $10   $5
SPONSOR:   Rose Ann Spaith

 
19.    NATALIE NORTH MEMORIAL AWARD

SUBJECT:  War  &  Peace
FORM:  Poet's  Choice
LINE LIMIT :  40 Lines
PRIZES: $15 $10 $5
SPONSOR : Frederick Hinchliffe  11
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20.    BENJAMIN  AWARD'

SUBJECT:  Simplicity
FORM:  Rhyming
LINE LIMIT:   15 Lines
PRIZES:   $15   $10   $5
SPONSOR:   Gwendolyn  Carr


21.   JANE HARTAN PANNONE MEMORIAL AWARD

SUBJECT:  Losing A Friend  from COVD-19
FORM:  Poet's  Choice
LINE  LIMIT:  25  Lines
PRIZES:  $15   $10   $5
SPONSOR:  Paula Kowsziik


22.    SEBASTIAN RICHARD FERRO MEMORIAL AWARD

SUBJECT:  Unconditional Love
FORM:   free  Verse
LINE  LIMIT :  20  Lines
PRIZES:  $15   $10   $5
SPONSOR: Marylou  Conca


23.     AN   ELDERLY   NEIGHBOR  AWARD

SUBJECT :  Elderly Neighbor
FORM:    Poet's Choice
LINE LIMIT: 30 Lines
PRIZES:  $15    $10   $5
SPONSOR:    Mary A. Miceli


24..   THOMAS SCOTT, SR.  MEMORIAL AWARD

SUBJECT:   Opinions
FORM:  Poet's Choice
LINE  LIMIT:40 Lines
PRIZES : $15   $10   $5 
SPONSOR:  Elayne M. Neal


25     DOROTHEA  ROURKE  O'REGAN  AWARD

SUBJECT:  Determination}
FORM:  Poet's Choice
LINE LIMIT: 40 Lines
PRIZES:  $15   $10   $5
SPONSOR:  Dorothea Rourke  O' Regan


26.    ROBERTA  HUNG  AWARD

SUBJECT:  Purpose
ORM:  Poet's hoice
LINE LIMIT: 30 Lines
PRIZES:  $15   $10    $5
SPONSOR:  Roberta Hung


27.     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  2021
 
CATEGORIES WILL BE PUBLISHED  BEGINNING OF 2021
DEADLINE WILL BE AUGUST 1, 2021
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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