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    Poetry Contest Rules -- Spring 2009  Oregon State Poetry Association  Spring 2009 Contest      The Categories    1.      Poet s Choice,  80-line
    Message 1 of 11 , Jan 4, 2009
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      Poetry Contest Rules -- Spring 2009 


      Oregon State Poetry Association 


      Spring 2009 Contest 


       


       


      The Categories 


       


      1.     


      Poet's Choice, 


      80-line maximum. Any 


      form, any subject: 


      1st, $100; 2nd, $50; 3rd, $30; 4th, 


      $20; HMs. 


       


      2.     


      Free 


      Verse, 


      40-line max., 


      any free form, any subject: 


      1st, $50; 2nd, $30; 3rd, $20; HMs. 


       


      3.     


      Traditional 


      Verse, 


      40-line max., any 


      traditional form, any subject: 


      1st, $50; 2nd, $30; 3rd, $20; HMs. 






      4.     


      Light 


      Verse, (in honor of David Hedges), 


      40-line max, any form: 


      1st, $50; 2nd, $30; 3rd, $20; HMs. 


       


      5.  Theme: Roads, (sponsored by the OSPA 


      Rogue Valley 


      Chapter), 40-line max, any form: 


      1st, $50; 2nd, $30; 3rd, $20; HMs. 


       


      6.   New Poets, 30-line max., any form, any subject: 


      1st, $50; 2nd, $30; 3rd, $20; HMs. See Rule #6 


       


      7.  Members Only, 6-12 lines, any form, any subject: 


      1st, $50; 2nd, $30; 3rd, $20; HMs. See Rule #7 


       


       


      The Rules 


       


      Please read the rules carefully. 


      There are special requirements for New Poets and Members Only 


      categories. 


      Failure to follow these
      rules may result in your entry 


      being disqualified. 


      Dues must be mailed separately. 


      oregonpoets.org 






      1.     


      Poems must be your original, 


      unpublished work. None may be a prior cash winner in any contest. 


      2.      You may enter one poem in each 


      category, with no duplication; a different poem in each. 


      3.      Simultaneous submissions are acceptable; please note that entry fees are non-refundable, 


      and the OSPA is to be notified as soon as possible if your poem is accepted 


      elsewhere. OSPA has first publication rights. 


      4.      Type or computer-generate poems on 20 weight, 8½ x 11 white 


      paper; 10 or 12 font size, no fancy fonts, black ink only, single-sided only 


      with no photos or decorations. If a second page is required, staple the pages 


      together. Do not use paperclips or bindings. 


      5.      Copies: Send two copies of each poem. 


      a.       On the 1st copy, in 


      the upper right corner, type: 


      category, line count, name, address, phone number, and email. 


      b.      On the 2nd copy, in 


      the upper right corner, type: 


      category and line count only.                                                        
          (rules continued next page) 


      6.      New Poets category: On the copy with your name, type and sign this 


      statement: 


      "I have never won a cash prize for a poem." (This applies to all 


      contests, not just those sponsored by OSPA.) 


      7.      Members Only category: Free to members; check the date 


      on the mailing label to make certain your dues are current. 


      8.      Members of OSPA pay $1 


      per poem, the 


      Members Only category is free. 


      9.      Non-members pay $4 


      per poem. 


      a.       If you join at the time you 


      enter, you are eligible for Members rates, see #8. 


      (Dues must 


      be mailed separately; see below.) 






      10.  Mail all entries in one envelope with proper postage. Please, 


      no registered or certified mail. Keep copies; entries will not be returned. 


      a.       Please submit in a #10 business 


      size envelope, save 


      a tree! 


      b.      If you would like acknowledgment that 


      your entry arrived provide a note and an e-mail address or self-addressed 


      postcard with proper postage. 


      11.  To receive a list of winners, 


      enclose a #10 self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) or provide an e-mail 


      address for notification. 


      12.  Postmarked deadline: 


      March 1, 2009. 


      13
      .  Winners will be notified prior to the Spring Conferences in 


      April. Those unable to attend will receive prizes by mail. First, Second, and Third Place 


      Winning Poems may be published in Verseweavers, the Oregon State Poetry 


      Association anthology. Honorable Mentions will be awarded by certificates as 


      merited. All rights revert to author. 


      Please tell us how you heard about our contest. 


       


       


      MAIL ENTRIES, postmarked on or before 03/01/09, with appropriate fee 


      (check or money order, please do not send cash) to: 


                  Laura LeHew 


                  OSPA Contest Chair 


                  P.O. Box 50638 


                  Eugene, OR 97405 






      Questions, e-mail: <laura(at)deer-run.com> (replace (at) with @)


       


      to renew or to join 


      mail dues on or before 03/01/09: 


      Membership: 


      OSPA 


      PO Box 14582 


      Portland, OR 97293 


       


      or 


      e-mail Wendy Swanson at <swans(at)teleport.com> (replace (at) with @)


      oregonpoets.org 






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    • crwropps@aol.com
      Oregon State Poetry Association Contest http://www.oregonpoets.org/images/Fall2009/ospafall2009contestrules.pdf Categories: 1. Poet’s Choice, 80-line
      Message 2 of 11 , Aug 24, 2009
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        Oregon State Poetry Association Contest



        http://www.oregonpoets.org/images/Fall2009/ospafall2009contestrules.pdf





        Categories:


        1. Poet’s Choice, 80-line maximum. Any form, any subject:


        1st, $100; 2nd, $50; 3rd, $30; 4th, $20; HMs.


        2. Free Verse: Theme: Movies,—must mention specific movie or star or include


        quotation from a movie, 40-line max., any free form, any subject:


        1st, $50; 2nd, $30; 3rd, $20; HMs.


        3. Traditional Verse, 40-line max., any traditional form, any subject:


        1st, $50; 2nd, $30; 3rd, $20; HMs.


        4. New Poets / Dueling Judges, (two judges, two sets of prizes), 30-line max., any


        form, any subject:


        1st, $50; 2nd, $30; 3rd, $20; HMs. See Rule #6


        5. Members Only, 6-12 lines, any form, any subject:


        1st, $50; 2nd, $30; 3rd, $20; HMs. See Rule #7





        Rules:


        1. Poems must be your original, unpublished work. None may be a prior cash winner in


        any contest.


        2. You may enter one poem in each category, with no duplication; a different poem in


        each.


        3. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable; please note that entry fees are nonrefundable,


        and the OSPA is to be notified as soon as possible if your poem is accepted


        elsewhere. OSPA has first publication rights.


        4. Type or computer-generate poems on copier weight, 81/2 x 11 white paper; 10 or 12


        font size, no fancy fonts, black ink only, single-sided only with no photos or decorations.


        If a second page is required, staple the pages togeth
        er. Do not use paperclips or


        bindings.


        5. Copies: Send two copies of each poem.


        a. On the 1st copy, in the upper right corner, type:


        category, line count, name, address, phone number, and email.


        b. On the 2nd copy, in the upper right corner, type:


        category and line count only.


        6. New Poets/Dueling Judges category send three copies


        a. One copy with category, identification, line count and,


        i. type and sign this statement:


        “I have never won a cash prize for a poem.”


        (This applies to all contests, not just those sponsored by OSPA.)


        b. two copies with category and line count only.


        7. Members Only category: Free to members; check the date on the mailing label to


        make certain your dues are current.


        8. Members of OSPA pay $1 per poem, $2 for New Poets / Dueling Judges, and Members


        Only free.


        9. Non-members pay $4 per poem, $8 for New Poets / Dueling Judges.


        a. If you join at the time you enter, you are eligible for Members rates, see #8.



        (Dues must be mailed separately; see below.)


        10. Mail all entries in one envelope with proper postage. Please, no registered or certified


        mail. Keep copies; entries will not be returned.


        a. If possible submit in a #10 business size envelope, save a tree!


        b. If you’d like acknowledgment that your entry arrived provide a note and an e-mail


        address or self-addressed postcard with proper postage.


        11. To receive a list of winners, enc
        lose a #10 self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) or


        provide an e-mail address for notification.


        12. Postmarked deadline: August 31, 2009.


        13. Winners will be notified prior to the Fall Conferences in October. Those unable to attend


        will receive prizes by mail. First, Second and Third Place Winning Poems may be


        published in Verseweavers, the Oregon State Poetry Association’s anthology. Honorable


        Mentions will be awarded by certificates as merited. All rights revert to author.


        Please tell us how you heard about our contest.


        Please read the rules carefully.


        There are special requirements for New Poets/Dueling Judges and Members Only categories.


        Failure to follow these rules may result in your entry being disqualified.


        Dues must be mailed separately.


        MAIL ENTRIES, postmarked on or before 08/31/09, with appropriate fee (check or


        money order made payable to the OSPA, please do not send cash) to:


        Laura LeHew


        OSPA Contest Chair


        P.O. Box 50638


        Eugene, OR 97405


        Questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) at www.oregonpoets.org; still got questions e-mail: <laura(at)deer-run.com> (replace (at) with @)


        To renew or to join mail dues on or before 08/31/09:


        Membership:


        OSPA


        PO Box 14582


        Portland, OR 97293


        Oregon State Poetry Association Fall 2009 Rules





        Submissions Checklist:


        ( ) Poems: 1 copy with your name, contact info including address, phone and email address, line count and


        category typed in th
        e upper right hand corner.


        ( ) Poems: 1 copy with only your line count and category typed in the upper right hand corner.


        ( ) Poems (New Poets/Dueling Judges Category Only): 1 copy with your name, contact info including


        address, phone and email address, line count and category typed in the upper right hand corner.


        ( ) Poems (New Poets/Dueling Judges Category Only): 2 copies with only your line count and category


        typed in the upper right hand corner.


        ( ) Statement: (New Poets/Dueling Judges Category Only): On the copy with your name, contact info


        including address, phone and email address, line count and category typed in the upper right hand corner.


        Type and sign the statement: “I have never won a cash prize for a poem.”


        ( ) Entry Fee (Current OSPA members): non-refundable entry fee of


        $1.00 per poem


        $2.00 for the New Poets/Dueling Judges Category


        Check or money order payable to the OSPA.


        Entry fees from countries outside the USA need to be paid with an International Money Order.


        ( ) Entry Fee (Non-OSPA members): non-refundable entry fee of


        $4.00 per poem


        $8.00 for the New Poets/Dueling Judges Category


        Check or money order payable to the OSPA.


        Entry fees from countries outside the USA need to be paid with an International Money Order.


        ( ) Please consider a donation to the OSPA.


        ( ) Notification: include a self-addressed, stamped envelope, or email address for notification. The OSPA will not


        retur
        n poems.


        ( ) OSPA membership (optional): sent under separate cover to:


        Memberships


        OSPA


        PO Box 14582


        Portland, OR 97293


        check the website for fees


        ( ) Please do not send any unrequested material!




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      • crwropps@aol.com
        Oregon State Poetry Association Spring 2011 Contest www.oregonpoets.org The Categories Poet’s Choice, 80-line max., any form, any subject: 1st, $100; 2nd,
        Message 3 of 11 , Dec 18, 2010
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          Oregon State Poetry Association

          Spring 2011 Contest

          www.oregonpoets.org

          The Categories



          Poet’s Choice, 80-line max., any form, any subject:
          1st, $100; 2nd, $50; 3rd, $30; 4th, $20; HMs.


          Free Verse, 40-line max., any free form, any subject:
          1st, $50; 2nd, $30; 3rd, $20; HMs.


          Traditional Verse: Form—Sonnet, 30-line max., any sonnet form, any
          subject:
          1st, $50; 2nd, $30; 3rd, $20; HMs.


          New Poets, 30-line max., any form, any subject:
          1st, $50; 2nd, $30; 3rd, $20; HMs. See Rule #6


          Members Only, 6-12 lines, any form, any subject:
          1st, $50; 2nd, $30; 3rd, $20; HMs. See Rule #7


          Experimental: not to exceed 2 pages, any form using non-traditional
          techniques, any subject:
          1st, $50; 2nd, $30; 3rd, $20; HMs.






          The Rules



          Poems must be your original, unpublished work. None may be a prior cash
          winner in any contest.
          You may enter one poem in each category, with no duplication; a
          different poem in each.
          Simultaneous submissions are acceptable; please note that entry fees
          are non-refundable, and the OSPA is to be notified as soon as possible
          if your poem is accepted elsewhere. OSPA has first publication rights.
          Type or computer-generate poems on copier weight, 8½ x 11 white paper;
          10 or 12 font size, no fancy fonts, black ink only, single-sided only
          with no photos or decorations. If a second page is required, staple the
          pages together. Do not use paperclips or bindings.
          Copies: Send two copies of each poem.
          On the 1st copy, in the upper right corner, type:
          category, line count, name, address, phone number, and email.
          On the 2nd copy, in the upper right corner, type:
          category and line count only.

          New Poets category send two copies
          One copy with category, identification, line count and,
          i.
          type and sign this statement:
          “I have never won a cash prize for a poem.”
          (This applies to all contests, not just those sponsored by OSPA.)

          One copies with category and line count only.
          Members Only category: Check the date on the mailing label to make
          certain your dues are current.


          Members of OSPA pay a flat rate submission fee of $5 per contest.
          Non-members pay $4 per poem.
          If you join at the time you enter, you are eligible for Members rates,
          see #8.
          (Dues must be mailed separately; see below.)
          10. Mail all entries in one envelope with proper postage. Please, no
          registered or certified mail. Keep copies; entries will not be returned.

          If possible submit in a #10 business size envelope, save a tree!
          If you’d like acknowledgment that your entry arrived provide a note and
          an e-mail address or self-addressed postcard with proper postage.
          11. To receive a list of winners, enclose a #10 self-addressed,
          stamped envelope (SASE) or provide an e-mail address for notification.

          12. Postmarked deadline: March 01, 2011.

          13. Winners will be notified prior to the Fall Conferences in October.
          Those unable to attend will receive prizes by mail. First, Second and
          Third Place Winning Poems may be published in Verseweavers, the Oregon
          State Poetry Association’s anthology. Honorable Mentions will be
          awarded by certificates as merited. All rights revert to author.

          Please tell us how you heard about our contest.





          Please read the rules carefully.

          There are special requirements for New Poets and Members Only
          categories.

          Failure to follow these rules may result in your entry being
          disqualified.

          Dues must be mailed separately.





          MAIL ENTRIES, postmarked on or before 03/01/11, with appropriate fee
          (check or money order made payable to the OSPA, please do not send
          cash) to:



          Amy MacLennan

          OSPA Contest Chair

          2262 McCall Drive

          Ashland, OR 97520



          Questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) at
          www.oregonpoets.org; still got questions e-mail:
          <amy.maclennan(at)ymail.com> (replace (at) with @).
        • crwropps@aol.com
          Oregon State Poetry Association Spring 2011 Contest Poet’s Choice, 80-line maximum Judge: Kim Stafford Free Verse, 40-line maximum Judge: Susan Terris
          Message 4 of 11 , Feb 21 8:01 AM
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            Oregon State Poetry Association Spring 2011 Contest

            Poet’s Choice, 80-line maximum
            Judge: Kim Stafford

            Free Verse, 40-line maximum
            Judge: Susan Terris

            Traditional Verse: Form—Sonnet, 30-line maximum
            Judge: Judith Montgomery

            New Poets, 30-line maximum
            Judge: Barbara LaMorticella

            Members Only, 6-12 lines
            Judge: Pepper Trail

            Experimental, not to exceed 2 pages, any form using non-traditional
            techniques
            Judge: K. Silem Mohammad

            Poems must be previously unpublished work. Simultaneous submissions are
            acceptable; please note that entry fees
            are non-refundable, and the OSPA is to be notified as soon as possible
            if your poem is accepted elsewhere.

            Postmark deadline: March 1, 2011.

            For prizes, fees and *complete* rules, please visit:

            www.oregonpoets.org
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