Illinois State Poetry Society18th Annual Contest. Categories: 1) free verse 2), formal verse --please identify form, 3) a poem on Personal Growth (physical, mental, emotional or spiritual). Prizes $50, $30, $10 & three Hon.Men. Maximum length one standard page. Type size 12 or 14 pt. Original poems in English only. Submit two copies of each poem; first copy with ID (name/address/e-mail) and category in upper left hand corner; second copy with category only. Entry fee: Non-members, $6.00 for up to 3 poems, $1.00 each additional poem. ISPS members, $3.00 up to 5 poems, $1.00 each additional poem. Payable to Illinois State Poetry Society. No simultaneous submissions, poems which have won monetary awards or been published. Poems not returned. Send submissions to: William Vollrath, ISPS Poetry Contest Chair, 6818 Osage Ave., Downers Grove, Il, 60516. Entries must be postmarked by Nov. 10, 2011. Winners' names posted on ISPS website, illinoispoets.org by Dec. 20.
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