contest for Chicago, IL area poets
- Poets and Patrons 51st Annual
CHICAGOLAND POETRY CONTEST
Deadline: September 1, 2007
PRIZES: $50.00, $25.00, $10.00 and three HMs in each category.
#1 “BEST OF THE BEST”
Sponsor: Beth Staas
#2 “ON SECOND THOUGHT”
Co-Sponsors: Donna Pucciani
and Barbara L. Eaton
#3 RELIGIOUS POEM
Ella Kracke Memorial
Sponsor: W. Clement Stone
#4 HUMOROUS OR LIGHT VERSE Isabelle Gillespie Young Award
In Memory of Mary Lederer Roby
Co-Sponsors: Tom and Lem Roby
#5 LYRIC POEM
Walter and Modena Vertreace Memorial
Alice and Joseph Doody Memorial
Co-Sponsors: Martha Vertreace-Doody
and Timothy Doody
#6 FORMAL VERSE
Virginia Nicholas/Wilma Burton
In Memory of Bernhard Hillila
Sponsor: Glenna Holloway
#7 FREE VERSE
Russell F. W. Smith/Wiltrude Lee Smith
Sponsor: Jared Smith
#8 POEM OF SOCIAL CONSCIENCE Sponsor: Linda Wallin
#9 MINIATURE POEM
Esther Kossoff/June Shipley Memorial
Sponsor: Gert Rubin
#10 EXPERIMENTAL POEM
Agnes Wathall Tatera Memorial
In Memory of Robert Anderson
Co-Sponsors: Margarete Cantrall and Caroline Johnson
(1) The contest is open to any member or non-member
living within 60 miles of Chicago.
(2) Poems must be unpublished.
(3) Poems may not be entered if they have won earlier
cash awards from Poets and Patrons.
(4) Enter one poem only in categories #3-#10.
(5) Do not enter the same poem in two categories.
(6) Line limit: 60 lines. Miniature Poem: 12 lines.
(1) Type or computer-generate on 8 1/2 x 11 standard paper,
using font size 11 or up.
(2)Use no unusual fonts or graphics.
(3)An entry consists of 2 copies of the poem. In the upper
right-hand corner of each copy, place number, category,
form of poem (for Formal or Experimental), and the title
of the poem.
(4)At the top left of one, copy, place name and address
of the poet.
(5)Do not staple pages together. Exception: should your
poem necessitate a second page, staple these together
and label them p. 1, p. 2.
Assemble your entries by category number, then identified
copy, then unidentified copy.
Send all entries flat, in a single mailing, using first class mail,
postmarked no later than September 1, 2007.
Be sure to enclose your check for $10.00, made payable
to Poets and Patrons, Inc.
If you want a winners’ list, enclose SASE.
Send entries, inquiries, and fees to: Barbara Eaton, Contest Chair, 416 Gierz
Street, Downers Grove, IL 60515.
Poems will not be returned. Poets keep all rights. Judges are out-of-state
professionals, and their decisions are final.
Winners will be notified in early October, and awards will be presented at
annual Court of Awards in late October. Detailed information will follow on
website and in Poets and Patrons Newsletter.
Rules of contest, information about Awards Court, membership in Poets and
Patrons will be available on our website: www.poetsandpatrons.net
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