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poetry contest for high school girls (sophomores/juniors): Hollins Univ

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  • AllisonJ
    What is the Nancy Thorp Poetry Contest? http://www.hollins.edu/academics/english/thorp.shtml Submit online for this contest:
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      What is the Nancy Thorp Poetry Contest?
      http://www.hollins.edu/academics/english/thorp.shtml

      Submit online for this contest:
      http://www.hollins.edu/admissions/poet/index.cfm

      Now in its forty-eighth year, the contest is sponsored by Hollins University and awards prizes for the best poems submitted by girls who are sophomores or juniors in high school or preparatory school.
      What are the prizes?
      First place (one winner)
      $200 cash prize
      Free registration, transportation to, and housing for the Lex Allen Literary Festival at Hollins University on March 10, 2012.
      Publication in Cargoes, Hollins' student literary magazine
      Ten copies of Cargoes
      Second place (six winners)
      $25 cash prize
      Publication in Cargoes
      Two copies of Cargoes
      What are the requirements?
      Must be a sophomore or junior in high school or preparatory school
      Students must submit their poem(s) online. Students must have a faculty sponsor.
      No more than two poems by any one student may be submitted (Microsoft Word or text document only)
      Please label additional pages with the author's name, title of poem, and page number
      Each entry must include the following information on the poem(s):
      Author's name
      Author's mailing address
      Author's phone number and/or e-mail address
      Year of author's high school graduation
      Faculty sponsor's name and e-mail address
      Author's school
      Address of author's school
      Phone number of author's school
      What is the deadline for entries?
      November 15.
      Who chooses the winning poems?
      Winners are chosen by students and faculty members in the creative writing program at Hollins.
      When are winners notified?
      Mid-February 2012.
      Who was Nancy Thorp?
      Nancy Thorp, Hollins class of 1960, was a young poet who showed great promise when she was a student. Following her death in 1962, her family established the Nancy Thorp Contest to encourage the work of young poets.
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