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  • aejos
    Oregon Poetry Association Spring 2013 Poetry Contest http://www.oregonpoets.org/rules DEADLINE March 1, 2013 – postmarked The Spring 2013 Contest Categories
    Message 1 of 7 , Jan 18, 2013
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      Oregon Poetry Association Spring 2013 Poetry Contest
      http://www.oregonpoets.org/rules
      DEADLINE March 1, 2013 – postmarked

      The Spring 2013 Contest Categories are:

      1) Poet’s Choice.Limit 80 lines, any subject, any form.

      2) Free Verse.Limit 40 lines, any subject, any free form.

      3) Traditional Verse—Sestina.39 lines, any subject, sestina form.

      4) Theme.In memory of former OPA member Virginia Corrie-Cozart, limit 40 lines, subject—art and/or music, any form.

      5) Members Only.6–12 lines, any subject, any form. Entrant must be a current OPA member.

      6) New Poets.Limit 30 lines, any subject, any form.

      [Spaces between stanzas do not count as lines.]


      Awards:
      Poet’s Choice: 1st $100; 2nd $50; 3rd $30; 4th $20; HMs.

      All other categories: 1st $50; 2nd $30; 3rd $20; HMs.

      Judges will be announced on this web page before the deadline for entries.

      Fees:
      OPA Members—Flat rate of $5 for up to six poems (limit of one poem per category).
      Non-members—$4 per poem (limit of one per category).

      Deadline:
      Postmarked3/1/13.

      Mail poems(2 copies each, one with & one without identification) & fee to:
      Amy Miller, OPA Contest Chair, 244 Meadow Dr., Ashland, OR 97520.

      The Rules

      1. Poems must be your original, unpublished work. None may be a prior cash winner in any contest.
      2. You may enter one poem in each category, with no duplication (a different poem in each).
      3. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but entry fees are non-refundable. If your poem is accepted elsewhere, notify OPA contest chair Amy Miller immediately via e-mail
      (amymillerediting@...)
      {amymillereditingATgmailDOTcom}
      or by mail (address above) to withdraw your poem. OPA has first publication rights for prizewinning poems.
      4. Print poems in 10- to 12-point font size, no fancy fonts, black ink only, on copier weight, 8½ x 11 white paper, single-sided, with no photos or decorations. If your poem is longer than one page, staple the pages together. Do not use paper clips or bindings.
      5. Copies: Send two copies of each poem. On the 1st copy, in the upper-right corner, type: category, line count, name, address, phone number, and email. On the 2nd copy, in the upper-right corner, type: category and line count only.
      6. Members Only category: Make certain your dues are current. If you have recently received mail from OPA, your expiration date will appear on the mailing label. For questions regarding membership, contact the Membership Chair, Tim Pfau, at tjpfau@.... {tjpauATmsnDOTcom}
      7. New Poets category: On the copy with category, identification, and line count, type and sign the following statement: “I have never won a cash prize for a poem.” (That statement refers to any contest, not just those sponsored by OPA.)
      8. Members of OPA pay a flat rate entry fee of $5 for up to six poems, limit one poem per category. Non-members pay $4 per poem, limit one poem per category.
      9. If you join OPA at the time you enter, you are eligible for the Member rate. (Dues must be mailed separately to OPA, P.O. Box 14582, Portland, OR 97293. Please attach a note to your contest entry stating that you have joined OPA.)
      10.Mail your entries by March 1, 2013 (postmark) to Amy Miller, OPA Contest Chair, 244 Meadow Dr., Ashland, OR 97520. Mail all entries in one envelope (if possible, #10 business size) with proper postage. Please, no registered or certified mail. Keep copies; entries will not be returned.
      11.To receive a list of winners, enclose a #10 self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) or provide an e-mail address for notification.
      12.Winners will be notified prior to the spring conference, which will be held in April. Those unable to attend will receive prizes by mail. First, second, and third place poems may be published in Verseweavers, OPA’s annual anthology. All rights revert to author.


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    • aejos
      Poetry Contest: Oregon Poetry Association Oregon Poetry Association Spring 2013 Poetry Contest http://www.oregonpoets.org/rules POSTMARK DEADLINE: March 1,
      Message 2 of 7 , Feb 27, 2013
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        Poetry Contest: Oregon Poetry Association






        Oregon Poetry Association Spring 2013 Poetry Contest


        http://www.oregonpoets.org/rules


        POSTMARK DEADLINE: March 1, 2013


        Categories:

        1) Poet’s Choice: Limit 80 lines, any subject, any form. Judge: M. E. Hope.
        2) Free Verse: Limit 40 lines, any subject, any free form. Judge: Nancy Carol Moody.
        3) Traditional Verse—Sestina: 39 lines, any subject, sestina form. Judge: David Alpaugh.
        4) Theme: In memory of former OPA member Virginia Corrie-Cozart, limit 40 lines, subject—art and/or music, any form. Judge: Carol Frith.
        5) Members Only: 6–12 lines, any subject, any form. Entrant must be a current OPA member. Judge: Chris Anderson.
        6) New Poets: Limit 30 lines, any subject, any form. Judge: Patty Wixon.

        [Limit: one entry per category. Spaces between stanzas do not count as lines.]





        Awards
        Poet’s Choice: 1st $100; 2nd $50; 3rd $30; 4th $20; HMs.
        All other categories: 1st $50; 2nd $30; 3rd $20; HMs.


        Fees
        OPA Members—Flat rate of $5 for up to six poems (limit of one poem per category).
        Non-members—$4 per poem (limit of one per category).


        Deadline
        Postmarked March 1, 2013


        Mail poems (2 copies each, one with & one without identification) & fee to: Amy Miller, OPA Contest Chair, 244 Meadow Dr., Ashland, OR 97520.



        Spring 2013 Poetry Contest Rules

        1. Poems must be your original, unpublished work. None may be a prior cash winner in any contest.
        2. You may enter one poem in each category, with no duplication (a different poem in each).
        3. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but entry fees are non-refundable. If your poem is accepted elsewhere, notify OPA contest chair Amy Miller immediately via e-mail (amymillereditingATgmailDOTcom) or by mail (address above and below) to withdraw your poem. OPA has first publication rights for prizewinning poems.
        4. Print poems in 10- to 12-point font size, no fancy fonts, black ink only, on copier weight, 8½ x 11 white paper, single-sided, with no photos or decorations. If your poem is longer than one page, staple the pages together. Do not use paper clips or bindings.
        5. Copies: Send two copies of each poem. On the 1st copy, in the upper-right corner, type: category, line count, name, address, phone number, and email. On the 2nd copy, in the upper-right corner, type: category and line count only.
        6. The contest is open to all. You do not need to be a member of OPA or a resident of Oregon to enter.
        7. Members Only category: Make certain your OPA dues are current. If you have recently received mail from OPA, your expiration date will appear on the mailing label. For questions regarding membership, contact the Membership Chair, Tim Pfau, at tjpfauATmsnDOTcom.
        8. New Poets category: On the copy with category, identification, and line count, type and sign the following statement: “I have never won a cash prize for a poem.” (That statement refers to any contest, not just those sponsored by OPA.)
        9. Members of OPA pay a flat rate entry fee of $5 for up to six poems, limit one poem per category. Non-members pay $4 per poem, limit one poem per category.
        10. If you join OPA at the time you enter, you are eligible for the Member rate. (Dues must be mailed separately to OPA, P.O. Box 14582, Portland, OR 97293. Please attach a note to your contest entry stating that you have joined OPA.)
        11. Mail your entries by March 1, 2013 (postmark) to Amy Miller, OPA Contest Chair, 244 Meadow Dr., Ashland, OR 97520. Mail all entries in one envelope (if possible, #10 business size) with proper postage. Please, no registered or certified mail. Keep copies; entries will not be returned.
        12. To receive a list of winners, enclose a #10 self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) or provide an e-mail address for notification.
        13. Winners will be notified prior to the spring conference, which will be held in April. Those unable to attend will receive prizes by mail. First, second, and third place poems may be published in Verseweavers, OPA’s annual anthology. All rights revert to author.





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      • aejos
        Oregon Poetry Association Spring 2014 Poetry Contest http://oregonpoets.org/contests/ http://oregonpoets.org/contests/adult-contest/ Online submission link:
        Message 3 of 7 , Jan 14, 2014
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          Oregon Poetry Association 
          Spring 2014 Poetry Contest
          http://oregonpoets.org/contests/
          http://oregonpoets.org/contests/adult-contest/
          Online submission link: https://opa.submittable.com/submit
          Categories
          Limit: one entry per category.
          1) Poet's Choice, limit 80 lines, any subject, any form. Judge: John Sibley Williams
          2) Free Verse, limit 40 lines, any subject, any free form. Judge: Annie Lighthart
          3) Traditional Form, Limerick,  5 lines, any subject. Judge: David Hedges
          4) Members Only, 6-12 lines, any subject, any form. Judge: Donald Dunbar
          5) Themed, Weather, limit 40 lines, any form. Judge: Scot Siegel
          6) Experimental Poetry, limit 40 lines, any form. Judge: Ger Killeen
           (Spaces between stanzas do not count as lines.)
           
          Awards
          Poet’s Choice: 1st $100; 2nd $50; 3rd $30; 3 HMs.
          All other categories: 1st $50; 2nd $30; 3rd $20; 3 HMs.

          Fees
          OPA Members—Flat rate of $7 for up to six poems (limit of one poem per category).
          Non-members—Flat rate of $10 for up to five poems (limit of one per category).

          Deadline
          Submitted electronically or postmarked before or on March 1, 2014
           
          Spring 2014 Poetry Contest Rules
          1. Poems must be your original work, unpublished in print or online, and cannot have been a prior cash winner in any contest. Appearance on personal websites, blogs, Facebook pages, or critique groups does not constitute publication.
          2. You may enter one poem in each category, with no duplication (a different poem in each).
          3. Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but entry fees are non-refundable. If your poem is accepted elsewhere, notify OPA immediately via Submittable, or contact contest chair at http://oregonpoets.org/contacts/contests-adult-contest-chair to withdraw your poem. OPA has first publication rights for prizewinning poems.
          4. Format poems in 10- to 12-point font size, no fancy fonts, black ink only, with no photos or decorations.
          5. In the upper-right corner of every page in your submission, indicate category and line count. The contest is judged anonymously; your name or contact information should not appear on the page. If entering in multiple categories, all poems must be submitted in a single document. An email address is required for all entries.
          6. If you join OPA at the time you enter, you are eligible for the Member rate, and for the Members Only category. (Please use the Become a Member option here in Submittable prior to making your contest submission or mail your dues to OPA, P.O. Box 14582, Portland, OR 97293).  Include a note in your contest entry stating that you have joined OPA.
          7.  Members Only category: Make certain your OPA dues are current. If you have recently received mail from OPA, your expiration date will appear on the mailing label. For questions regarding membership, contact Membership Chair athttp://oregonpoets.org/contacts/contact-membership-chair.
          8.  You may submit up to six poems, limit one poem per category (up to five poems for non-members). OPA members pay a flat rate entry fee of $7. Non-members pay a flat rate of $10. 
          9.  Winners will be notified prior to OPA’s Spring conference to be held in April in Bend, Oregon. Those unable to attend the conference will receive prizes by mail. 1st, 2nd, and 3d place poems may be published in Verseweavers, OPA’s annual anthology. All rights revert to author.

        • aejos
          Oregon Poetry Association Spring 2014 Poetry Contest http://oregonpoets.org/contests/adult-contest/ http://oregonpoets.org/contests/adult-contest/ Online
          Message 4 of 7 , Feb 18, 2014
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            Oregon Poetry Association 
            Spring 2014 Poetry Contest

            http://oregonpoets.org/contests/adult-contest/

            Online submissions link: http://opa.submittable.com

            Categories

            Limit: one entry per category.

            1) Poet’s Choice, limit 80 lines, any subject, any form. Judge: John Sibley Williams

            2) Free Verse, limit 40 lines, any subject, any free form. Judge: Annie Lighthart

            3) Traditional Form, Limerick,  5 lines, any subject. Judge: David Hedges

            4) Members Only, 6-12 lines, any subject, any form. Judge: Donald Dunbar

            5) Themed, Weather, limit 40 lines, any form. Judge: Scot Siegel

            6) Experimental Poetry, limit 40 lines, any form. Judge: Ger Killeen

            (Spaces between stanzas do not count as lines.)

             

            Awards

            Poet’s Choice: 1st $100; 2nd $50; 3rd $30; 3 HMs.

            All other categories: 1st $50; 2nd $30; 3rd $20; 3 HMs.

            Fees

            OPA Members—Flat rate of $7 for up to six poems (limit of one poem per category).

            Non-members—Flat rate of $10 for up to five poems (limit of one per category).

            Deadline

            Submitted electronically or postmarked before or on March 1, 2014

             

            Spring 2014 Poetry Contest Rules

            1.     Poems must be your original work, unpublished in print or online, and cannot have been a prior cash winner in any contest. Appearance on personal websites, blogs, Facebook pages, or critique groups does not constitute publication.

            2.     You may enter one poem in each category, with no duplication (a different poem in each).

            3.     Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but entry fees are non-refundable. If your poem is accepted elsewhere, notify OPA immediately via Submittable, or contact contest chair at http://oregonpoets.org/contacts/contests-adult-contest-chair or by mail (address below) to withdraw your poem. OPA has first publication rights for prizewinning poems.

            4.     Format poems in 10- to 12-point font size, no fancy fonts, black ink only, with no photos or decorations.

            5.     In the upper-right corner of every page in your submission, indicate category and line count. The contest is judged anonymously; your name or contact information should not appear on the page. If entering in multiple categories, all poems must be submitted in a single document. Online submissions at http://OPA.submittable.com are preferred. If unable to submit online, mail your entries by March 1, 2014 (postmark) to OPA, Contest Entries,  P.O. Box 14582, Portland, OR 97293. No registered or certified mail, please. Keep copies; entries will not be returned. Mailed entries must include a cover sheet with the poet’s name, contact information, and a list of titles. An email address is required for all entries.

            6.     If you join OPA at the time you enter, you are eligible for the Member rate, and for the Members Only category. (Please use the Become a Member option in Submittable prior to making your contest submission or mail your dues to OPA, P.O. Box 14582, Portland, OR 97293).  Include a note in your contest entry stating that you have joined OPA.

            7.     Members Only category: Make certain your OPA dues are current. If you have recently received mail from OPA, your expiration date will appear on the mailing label. For questions regarding membership, contact Membership Chair athttp://oregonpoets.org/contacts/contact-membership-chair.

            8.     You may submit up to six poems, limit one poem per category (up to five poems for non-members). OPA members pay a flat rate entry fee of $7. Non-members pay a flat rate of $10.

            9.  Winners will be notified prior to OPA’s Spring conference to be held in April in Bend, Oregon. Those unable to attend the conference will receive prizes by mail. 1st, 2nd, and 3d place poems may be published in Verseweavers, OPA’s annual anthology. All rights revert to author.

          • aejos
            ll trying to figure out how this works. Thank you! The Oregon Poetry Association Spring 2015 poetry contest is open for entries. The deadline is March 1, 2015.
            Message 5 of 7 , Jan 14
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              ll trying to figure out how this works. Thank you!

              The Oregon Poetry Association Spring 2015 poetry contest is open for entries.
               
              The deadline is March 1, 2015.
               
              Categories: Poet’s Choice, Members Only, Dueling Judges, Traditional Form (Ghazal), New Poets, Themed: Endings, Experimental Poetry.
               
              Entries can be made online at http://opa.submittable.com or by mail.
               
              Good luck!
               
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