poetry contest: WYO Poets
- WyoPoets, the Wyoming member of the National Federation of State Poetry Societies, is sponsoring its
annual nation wide poetry contest. Come join in the fun and, maybe, win an award. WHO-Contest is open to all poets world wide, however, submissions must be in the English language and fees in U.S. funds.
WHAT --Poems, published or unpublished, any subject, any form, of 40 lines or less, that has NOT won a
prize larger than $50.00 in anyone contest, are eligible. All poems must be the original work of the entrant.
No pomography, racial or sexual slurs, or language that would be considered obscene by the average broad
DEADLINE---Contest deadline, must be postmarked no later than Nov. 30. 2009.
PRIZES---1st-$5O.OO 2nd--$30.00 3rd--$ 20.00 Four or more Honorable Mentions will also be awarded
FEES---2 or less poems for $3. Each additional poem---$1 (Examples-3 poems--$4.00 5 poems--$6.00)
REQUIREMENTS---Poems, except for Oriental forms, must be titled. Poems must be typed or computer
generated, in English, on 8.5 by 11 white paper or similar computer paper. At least 10 point and
preferably 12 point or larger font. No more than one poem on a page. Single or double spaced One side of
the paper only. Xerox type copies OK if clear and legible. Submit two copies of each poem, one copy for
the judge with no identification on it. On the other copy show your name, mailing address and phone
number in the upper light hand comer of the front side. No limit on number of entries. No one poet can win
more than one money prize but can win additional Honorable Mentions. If you need additional copies of
these rules, make copies or SASE Contest Chairman below.
SUBMITTING---Separate judges copies from signed copies and send both sets, together with
entry fee to
P.O. Box 490
Hanna, WY 82327
Judging will be by a qualified out of state judge not affiliated with WyoPoets. Decisions of the judge will
be final. The Contest Chairman will not enter this contest Winners list will be publicly announced at the
WyoPoets Spring workshop. Date and place of this meeting will be announced later. Individual winners
will be notified earlier to encourage their attendance if they so desire. Winners present will receive their
awards and be asked to read their winning entry. Checks and certificates will be mailed to winners not
RIGHTS--- Winning poems may be published in our spring newsletter only with the authors written
permission. All rights to all poems remain with the author. Be sure to keep copies of your entries as poems
will not be retumed. All copies of the poems will be destroyed after the spring workshop.
\VINNERS LlST---Include SASE (self addressed STAMPED envelope) with your entry for a complete
winners list if desired. A winners' list will be sent to the winners soon after they are announced by the
judge. Winning poems and HMs will be announced in our spring newsletter. Winning poems may be
published there only with the writer's permission.
The officers of WyoPoets encourage all poets, in state or national, to join our organization. WyoPoets is a
member of the National Federation of State Poetry Societies. Membership in WyoPoets automatically
conveys an individual's membership in NFSPS, eligibility for their national contests and subscription to
their newsletter, STROPHES, which lists most of the contests of member state organizations that are open
to the public. Membership dues in WyoPoets are $15.00 per year. If interested, send check for $15.00 to
Patricia Frolander 19652 US Highway 14 Sundance WY. 82729 Fiscal year is July 1 to June 30.
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- The Wyoming Poets organization is sponsoring its annual nationwide poetry contest. The contest judge will be announced at a later date.http://www.wyopoets.org/contests--events/wyopoets-sponsored-eugene-v-shea-annual-national-contestContest flyer:http://www.wyopoets.org/uploads/1/1/3/3/11334056/2014genesheacontest.pdf
WHO – Contest is open to all poets worldwide, however, submissions must be in the English language and fees in U.S. funds. Prizes will be awarded in U.S. currency.
WHAT – Poems, published or unpublished. Any subject, any form, 40 lines or less (including title and line breaks. All poems must be original work of entrant. No pornography, racial or sexual slurs, or language considered obscene by average broad-minded reader.
DEADLINE – WYOPOETS NATIONAL CONTEST opens October 1, 2014 and the deadline is December 1, 2014.
PRIZES – First -- $100.00. Second - $50.00. Third - $30.00. Fourth - $20.00. Up to five Honorable Mentions will be awarded
FEES -- $3.00 entry fee, plus $1.00 per poem. No maximum number of entries. (Exa: 3 poems for $6.00, 5 poems for $8.00) Checks and money orders must be made out to WyoPoets.
REQUIREMENTS -- Poems, except for Oriental forms, must be titled. Poems must be typed or computer generated, in English, on 8-1/2 by 11” white paper, or similar computer paper. At least 10 point, preferably 12 point or larger font. No more than one poem on a page. Single or double-spaced. One side of the paper only. Photocopies okay if clear and legible. Submit two copies of each poem, one copy for the judge with no identification on it. On the other copy, show your name, mailing address, and phone numbers in the upper right hand corner of the front side. No limit on number of entries. No electronic submissions. No one poet can win more than one monetary prize, but can win additional Honorable Mentions. Include SASE (self-addressed stamped envelope) for winners list to be mailed by April 1, 2015.
SUBMITTING – Send both copies of poems submitted together with entry fee, to:
Nancy Ruskowsky, Contest Chair
331 Road 6RT
Cody, WY 82414
For additional info and questions email nrusk59@....
Final judging will be by a qualified out-of-state judge not affiliated with WyoPoets. Decisions of the judge will be final. The Contest Chair will not enter this contest. Winners will be invited to read their winning poems at the WyoPoets spring workshop April 17-18 in Casper.
RIGHTS – Winning poems may be published in our spring newsletter ONLY with the poet’s written permission. All rights remain with the poet. Be sure to keep copies of your entries as poems will NOT be returned. All copies of the poems will be destroyed after the spring workshop.