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    Poets and Patrons 51st Annual CHICAGOLAND POETRY CONTEST www.poetsandpatrons.net Deadline: September 1, 2007 PRIZES: $50.00, $25.00, $10.00 and three HMs in
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 26, 2007
      Poets and Patrons 51st Annual

      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
      Co-Sponsors: Donna Pucciani
      and Barbara L. Eaton
      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
      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
      Esther Kossoff/June Shipley Memorial
      Sponsor: Gert Rubin
      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      (2) Poems must be unpublished.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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