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    Springfield POETS AND FRIENDS 8TH ANNUAL POETRY CONTEST     http://poetsandfriends.com/contests.html  CATEGORIES    1.        FREE VERSE
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 6, 2007
      Springfield POETS AND FRIENDS
      8TH ANNUAL POETRY CONTEST    
      http://poetsandfriends.com/contests.html%c2%a0

      CATEGORIES   

      1.        FREE VERSE POEMS, Any Subject, 40 lines/fewer

      2.        FORMAL STRUCTURED POEMS, Any Subject,  40 lines/fewer
           Any classical form such as sonnet, triolet, rhyming couplets, etc. Form
      must be named.
           
      3.        CONTEMPORARY FORM POETRY, Poet’s Choice, 40 lines/fewer
          Modern form or theme poetry.

      4.        HUMOROUS POEMS, Poet’s Choice,40 lines/fewer

      5.        HAIKU or SENRYU     Haiku-Nature                            5-7-5
      syllables
                                              Senryu-Man & Nature

      6.        P & F MEMBERS ONLY! , Poet’s Choice, 120 lines/fewer


      7.        STUDENT DIVISIONS:        Division I          Middle School (6-8)
                                       
                                                        Division II           High
      School (9-12)        

      Student Divisions: No entry fee for students.  Prize money will given in easy
      to use gift certificates.
      Mail student entries to : R. Cline, 2966 W Washita, Springfield, MO 65807

      For more information :
      BeckyC(at)poetsandfriends.com (replace (at) with @)
         
      P R I Z E S           
      $25-FIRST PLACE
      $15-SECOND PLACE  
      $10-THIRD PLACE
      PLUS  3 HONORABLE MENTIONS IN EACH CATEGORY

                                
      GUIDELINES FOR ENTRIES     

      1. GENERAL:  All poems must be unpublished, 40 lines or fewer (Categories 5 &
      6 excepted). Poems should be typewritten and single-spaced.  No poems will be
      published or returned.  

      2. NUMBER:  Poets may enter a maximum of THREE poems in each Contest Category
      and all will be eligible for prizes.

      3. DEADLINE:  All entries must be postmarked by November 15, 2007.   P&F will
      not be responsible for lost or misdirected entries.

      4. FORMAT:  Submit one copy of each poem with only the Category name and
      number in the upper left hand corner.   For Categories 2 & 5, the poetic form
      (i.e., sonnet, triolet, rhyming couplets, haiku, senryu, etc.) MUST also be stated
      in upper left hand corner.  Submit ONE cover sheet that lists ALL poems
      entered.   For each poem, include the category name, poem’s title and first line.
      Also include the author’s name, address, phone number and email on the cover
      sheet ONLY.


      5.   FEES:  $1.00 per poem for categories 1-6. Make checks out to “Poets and
      Friends.”  
      NO FEES for the student categories.

      6. SEND entries and fees to
              M J Becco, Contest Chairman
              3025 N East Ave     
              Springfield, MO 65803

      (No E-Mail submissions accepted.)

      7.WINNERS will be announced at the December Poets and Friends Winter
      Celebration and Awards Ceremony in Springfield, MO.   Send a SASE with your entries
      for the Contest Winners List, mailed the last
      week in December.
      For more information,
      E-mail:    MJBecco(at)hotmail.com   (replace (at) with @)
      Call:        (417) 833-2153      



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