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THE FLORIDA STATE POETS ASSOCIATION CONTESTS FOR THE YEAR 2008

Affiliated with the National Federation of State Poetry Societies, Inc.



Deadline:
July 15, 2008

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CONTEST RULES

Please read carefully and follow directions.
Any violations will disqualify the entry.)


1.
Any poem submitted must:
a. be the original work of the contestant,
be unpublished in any form, and not
have won more than $10 in any contest.
b. be written in English, be titled unless a haiku.
c. have a 40 line limit unless stated otherwise.


2.
The same poem must not be entered in more than one category.
Categories 1 and 2 limited to two entries per poet.
Categories 3 through 25 limited to ONE entry per poet.


3.
FORMAT: Typed, single-spaced on one side of 8 1/2 X 11" white paper.
Submit 2 copies, category name and number on BOTH copies on upper left.
Poet's name & address on one copy only (upper right).
Mail all entries together, with check, in regular first class mail.


4.
FEES: All poets $2 each for Categories 1 & 2.
All other categories $1 each. Category 3 free to members only.


5. PAYMENT: All checks or money orders made payable to FSPA, Inc.


DEADLINE JULY 15, 2008


SEND ENTRIES TO:


Caroline Walton, Contest Chair
6176 W. Pinedale Circle
Crystal River FL 34429


Include SASE for winners' list or additional flyers.
Winners not present at the 2008 convention will
be notified by mail in November, 2008.

Quick Nav:

CONTEST CATEGORIES

Category 1.
FSPA FORMAL VERSE AWARD


Any subject. Any TRADITIONAL form. Name the form at the top of page. Line Limit: One page. Sponsor: FSPA, Inc. Awards: $100, $75, $50, 3 H.M. Entry fee for all poets: $2.00 per poem, limit 2 poems.



Category 2.
FSPA FREE VERSE AWARD


Any subject. FREE VERSE. Line Limit: One page. Sponsor: FSPA, Inc. Awards: $100, $75, $50, 3 H.M. Entry fee for all poets: $2.00 per poem, limit 2 poems..



PLEASE NOTE! Categories 3 through 25 limited to one poem per poet.



Category 3.
HENRIETTA & MARK KROAH FOUNDERS AWARD
(Free to FSPA members.)


Any subject. Form: VILLANELLE. 40 Line Limit. Sponsor: FSPA, Inc. Awards: $25, $15, $10, 3 H.M. Sample



Category 4.
THE ROBERT (AMIGO) DE WITT MEMORIAL AWARD


Any subject. Amigo's own form: Lachesis. 18 lines, rhymed iambic broken into triplet and couplet stanzas: aaa bb ccc dd eee ff ggg. Sponsor: His Florida friends. Awards: $25, $15, $10, 3 H.M.


Category 5.
PAST PRESIDENTS AWARD


Any subject. Form: Traditional Sonnet (write name of sonnet form at bottom of poem). Sponsor: Past Presidents of FSPA. Awards: $25, $15, $10, 3 H.M.


Category 6.
WELAKA HUMOROUS VERSE AWARD


Any subject. Form: RHYMED AND METERED. 16 Line Limit. Sponsor: First Florida Poets. Awards: $25, $15, $10, 3 H.M.



Category 7.
SIMMONS-SPICER MEMORIAL AWARD


Subject: Flowers. Form: Rhymed. 40 Line Limit. Sponsor: Christine Valentine. Awards: $25, $15, $10, 3 H.M.



Category 8.
CAROLINE STANFORD JONES MEMORIAL AWARD


Subject: Strong Women. Any form. 36 Line Limit: one page. Sponsor: Her daughter Caroline Jones Walton. Awards: $25, $15, $10, 3 H.M.



Category 9.
THE PEACE AWARD


Subject: Peace. Any form. Line Limit: One page. Sponsor: Coleen T. Ward in honor of her children, Jennifer and Matthew Ward. Awards: $50, $30, $20.



Category 10.
HONORING JOSEPHINE SOUD AND HER BOOK, "With Poem in Hand"


Subject: "A Teacher Loved." Any form. Line Limit: One page. Sponsor: Dorothea Dubler. Awards: $50, $30, $20.



Category 11.
THE JOYCE MIKKOLA MEMORIAL AWARD


Any subject. Form: BALLAD. 40 Line Limit. Sponsor: Sunshine Poets. Awards: $25, $15, $10, 3 H.M.



Category 12.
SUNSHINE POETS AWARD


Any subject. Form: Ballad. 40 Line Limit. Sponsor: Sunshine Poets. Awards: $25, $15, $10, 3 H.M.



Category 13.
THE LA VAUGHN HESS AWARD


Subject: Men of the Bible. Any form. 40 Line Limit. Sponsor: Maxine Nicholson. Awards: $25, $15, $10, 3 H.M.



Category 14.
THE SYLVIA ALKOFF MEMORIAL AWARD


Subject: Teachers. Any form. 40 Line Limit. Sponsor: Elissa Malcohn. Awards: $25, $15, $10, 3 H.M.


Category 15.
JOSEPH V. HICKEY MEMORIAL AWARD


Any form. Subject: "Bottles from the sea." You find an old bottle washed up from the sea; your poem is the message. 32 Line Limit. Sponsor: His loving wife Madelyn Eastlund. Awards: $25, $15, $10, 3 H.M.



Category 16.
GINGERBREAD POETS AWARD


Spoon River: a voice from the grave. 40 Line Limit. Sponsor: Gingerbread Poets. Awards: $25, $15, $10, 3 H.M.



Category 17.
AGNES HOMAN AND DONNA THOMAS MEMORIAL AWARD


Subject: "Little Old Ladies." Form: Free verse. 40 Line Limit. Sponsor: Lorraine Geiger and Sebring Lakes Poets. Awards: $25, $15, $10, 3 H.M.



Category 18.
THE SIJO AWARD


Any subject: Form: SIJO SEQUENCE of 3 verses (3 or 6 line format). Sponsor: Anonymous. Awards: $25, $15, $10, 3 H.M.



Category 19.
MADELINE EASTLUND GENCORELLI MEMORIAL AWARD


Any form. Subject: "within pages of an old diary." A fold of yellowed paper falls out; what is written is your poem. 40 Line Limit. Sponsor: Her loving daughter Madelyn Eastlund. Awards: $25, $15, $10, 3 H.M.



Category 20.
THE AUDREY COOK AWARD


Any subject. Form: Abecedarian. Sponsor: Tomoka Poets. Awards: $50, $25, $15, 3 H.M.



Category 21.
J. HARTWELL JONES MEMORIAL AWARD


Any subject. Form: EKPHRASTIC poem (with copy of picture attached). 40 Line Limit. Sponsor: His daughter Caroline Jones Walton. Awards: $25, $15, $10, 3 H.M.



Category 22.
THE AGNES HOEZEL MEMORIAL AWARD


Any subject. Form: Scallop. Three 6-line stanzas rhyming abccba, deffed, ghiihg. Iambic flow. 2-4-6-4-2 syllables to the line in each stanza. Sponsor: Virginia Buelke. Awards: $25, $15, $10, 3 H.M.



Category 23.
THE JUNE OWENS MEMORIAL AWARD


Subject: The Moon. Any form. 40 Line Limit. Sponsor: New River Poets. Awards: $25, $15, $10, 3 H.M.



Category 24.
THE LIVE POETS SOCIETY AWARD


Subject: THE DARK SIDE. Any form. 40 Line Limit. Sponsor: Live Poets Society of Daytona Beach. Awards: $25, $15, $10, 3 H.M.



Category 25.
THE HAIKU AWARD


Any subject. Form: Traditional 5-7-5. Sponsor: Anonymous. Awards: $25, $15, $10, 3 H.M.



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