The Poetry Society of Texas
ANNUAL CONTESTS FOR 2004
(Entry Deadline: August 15, 2004)


PROCEDURES
Mail annual contest entries to PST Assistant Corresponding Secretary, Dori Gehr, 610 Kiowa Dr. E, Lake Kiowa, TX 76240. Entries must be received at that address by August 16, 2004.

The Annual Awards Committee and its Chairwoman, Leona Welch, determine the eligibility of entries and prepare the poems for judging.

The committee chairman is responsible for selecting judges, except when the donor names the judge. Each contest has one judge, unless otherwise specified. Each judge selects the winning poems in his contest, ranks poems by titles and numbers, and returns the poems to the committee.

If, in the opinion of the committee, no entry in a contest measures up to the desired standard, the award may be withheld. The committee then prepares a list of winners, which is submitted to the president, the treasurer, and the corresponding secretary of PST.

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place contest winners are announced at the Annual Awards Banquet in Dallas each year. 1st place winners who are present read their poems.

1st place poems may not be printed elsewhere before they appear in the PST A Book of the Year. Thereafter, full rights revert to the author. Authors retain full claim to non-winning poems and poems winning other than 1st place.

If a donor awards more than one prize in any one contest, only one poem as designated by the judge will be published in the PST A Book of the Year and read at the Banquet.


RULES GOVERNING ANNUAL CONTESTS

The Annual Awards Committee will disqualify entries that fail to conform to these rules.

A. ELIGIBILITY OF CONTESTANTS

1. ACTIVE DUES-PAID MEMBERS, LIFE MEMBERS AND MEMBERS EXEMPT FROM DUES may enter all contests upon the payment of an entry fee of FIVE DOLLARS FOR EACH ENVELOPE ENTERED. Each poem entered in the Therese Lindsey Award will require an additional FIVE DOLLAR ENTRY FEE. Only one entrant's poems should be in an envelope. Make checks payable to the Poetry Society of Texas. ENTRY FEES MUST ACCOMPANY ENTRIES.

2. ASSOCIATE MEMBERS may enter only the contests marked with an asterisk (*) upon payment of an entry fee of FIVE DOLLARS FOR EACH ENVELOPE ENTERED. Each poem entered in the Therese Lindsey Award will require an additional FIVE DOLLAR ENTRY FEE. Only one entrant's poems should be in an envelope. Make checks payable to the Poetry Society of Texas. ENTRY FEES MUST ACCOMPANY ENTRIES.

3. NON-MEMBERS may enter contests marked with an asterisk (*). Up to 3 poems can be entered for a fee of five dollars. Poems entered in addition to the first 3 poems require a $2.00 entry fee per poem. Each poem entered in the Therese Lindsey Award will require an additional FIVE DOLLAR ENTRY FEE. Only one entrant's poems should be in an envelope. Make checks payable to the Poetry Society of Texas. Entry fees must accompany entries.

B. ELIGIBILITY OF POEMS

1. Entries must be received by the stated deadline.

2. Each entry must be the original work of the contestant.

3. Contestants may enter as many contests as desired, but only one poem in any one contest. (Except for Contest #1. See contest description.)

4. A poem entered in one contest may not be entered, in whole or in part, in any other contest.

5. A poem may not be entered in a contest in which the contestant won first place the preceding year.

6. A poem is not eligible which, in whole or in part, has been published in print, presented over radio or television or on the Internet, accepted for publication, or which is in the hands of an editor for consideration, or entered in any contest running concurrently.

7. Except for winners of the monthly Critic's Award, poems which have been entered in monthly or special contests and which are otherwise eligible, may be entered.

8. An eligible poem may not be withdrawn after submission.

9. Requests to alter poems after submission will not be honored. Before publication, an author may make only spelling, grammar, or punctuation changes to a winning poem.

10. The awards committee strongly recommends the use of Times New Roman as the font of submitted poems. This will reduce the chance of errors in published poems, since all first place poems must be scanned.

C. REQUIREMENTS FOR ENTRIES

1. Submit typed poems, single or double-spaced, in duplicate, on 8-1/2" x 11" paper, one side only, with originals in one group and copies in another group.

2. If an entry has more than one page, the pages must be stapled together.

3. Type contest number and name of contest in upper left-hand corner of each entry; center title over poem.

4. Titles of one line will not be included in total line count. However, all extra lines, including subtitles, epigrams, and footnotes will be counted as part of the poem for line count.

5. No line in any poem may contain more than 60 characters, including spaces and punctuations.

6. List all poems along with contest numbers and contest names on an 8-1/2" x 11" identification sheet as follows:

John Q. Poet
1212 N. Bard St.
Museville, Texas 75211
000-111-222 (Your Name, Address and
Tel. No. in top left corner)

Contest No. & Name
1. THE JOHN DOE AWARD
2. THE MARY DOE AWARD Poem Title
(Your Poem Title)
(Your Poem Title)


1. The author's name and address must NOT appear on entries or duplicate entries, but must appear on the identification sheet only.

2. If more than one poem is entered, mail unfolded.

3. Send First Class or Priority Mail, or other comparable method. DO NOT send Registered or Return Receipt. DO NOT send any package that needs to be signed for or picked up. Send poems, identification sheet, and entry fee(s) to:

Annual Awards Committee
c/o Dori Gehr
610 Kiowa Dr. E,
Lake Kiowa, TX 76240


2004 ANNUAL CONTESTS
1. *The Therese Lindsey Award, $450.00 - Offered by the Poetry Society of Texas. Open to all poets. Entry fee to all, $5.00 per poem. No limit on number of poems per contestant. Any subject. Any form. 50-line limit.

2.*The Mahan Award, $400.00 - Offered by Budd Powell Mahan in memory of his parents, Jimmie D. and Maurine Powell Mahan, for the best poem of not more than 50 lines on any subject. Any form.

3.The Poetry Society of Texas Award, $225.00 - Offered by Pat and Don Stodghill of Dallas for the best poem of not more than 24 lines. Entries may be on any subject and in any poetic form.

4.*The "Poetry in the Arts" Award, $200.00 - Offered by Poetry in the Arts, Inc. to celebrate new beginnings. Entries should address broadly a theme of new beginnings. Any form. 50-line limit.

5.*The Mildred Vorpahl Baass & Nancy Baass Award, $150.00 - Offered by mother and daughter, Mildred Vorpahl Baass and Nancy Baass, of Victoria, for the best poem on the subject: "You and me against the world." Any form. 50 lines or less.

6.*The Bob Holcomb Memorial Award, $110.00 - Offered by J. Paul Holcomb of Double Oak in memory of his brother, Bob, for the best poem in any form. Any subject. 40-line limit.

7.The Old South Prize, $100.00 - Offered by Freeda Murphy of Dallas in memory of Jack E. Murphy for the best poem of not more than 50 lines. Entries are not restricted as to subject matter or form.

8.*The President's Award, $100.00 - Offered by Budd Powell Mahan, 16th and 19th President, in honor of all former Presidents of the Poetry Society of Texas, for the best poem of 36 lines or fewer. Any subject. Any form.

9.The Abbie Frank Smith Memorial Award, $100.00 - Established by Elizabeth Warham Brewster of Houston in her Last Will in memory of her sister for the best poem on the theme "The Bill of Rights to the United States Constitution." Entries may be in any poetic form. 50-line limit. (Perpetual Award)

10. Eloise Roach-Frances Massie Lyric Prize, $100.00 - Established by Eloise Roach of Austin in her last will for the best lyric poem of not more than 20 lines. (Perpetual Award)

11. The Montgomery Award, $100.00 - Established in the will of Estelle Stewart in memory of Vaida Stewart Montgomery and her husband, Whitney M. Montgomery, and their daughters, Thelma Evelyn Boyd and Genevieve Boyd Stewart, for the best poem in any form not to exceed 42 lines.

12. The Margueritte Tandy Duemke Award, $100.00 - Offered by DeLoris D. Whitney of Fort Worth in loving memory of her mother for the best poem on any subject. Any form. 36-line limit.

13. The Kelly Ann Campbell Memorial Award, $100.00 - Offered in loving memory by her grandparents Everett A. and Lucy Campbell of Beaumont, for the best poem in any form on the subject of the dreams of young persons that can never materialize. 50-line limit. (Perpetual Award)

14. The LaForge Award, $100.00 - Offered by Susie LaForge of Fort Worth for the best funny, humorous, or light-hearted rhyming poem about Christmas. Any form, 28-line limit.

15.The American GI Award, $100.00 - Offered by Jim and Susie LaForge of Fort Worth for the best poem in any style. Any form. 28-line limit. Subject: WWI to current American GIs.

16.*The Inez Puckett McEwen Memorial Award, $100.00 - Offered by Nelle Fertig and her son, Rick Fertig. Any subject. Any form. 40-line limit.

17. The Bare Bones Award, $100.00 - Offered by Wendy Dimmette of Dallas for the best free verse poem of 16 lines or less written in a profoundly simple way. Any subject.

18.*The Grayson/Logan Prize, $100.00 - Offered by Budd Powell Mahan of Dallas for his animal companions. A poem of 50 lines or fewer that includes or is about an animal. Any form.

19.*The Nettie Tobey Wood Memorial Award, $100.00 - Offered by Anne McCrady of Henderson in honor of her family legacy of poetry for a free verse poem up to 50 lines. Any subject.

20. The Puissant Pen Award, $65.00 - Offered by Dr. Robert G. Duchouquette of Dallas in memory of Henry J. Duchouquette and Daniel G. Rose for the best poem on any subject, any form, limited to 50 lines.

21.The Mary Elizabeth Martin Memorial Award, $75.00 Offered by Valerie Martin Bailey and Sharon Martin Turner, in memory of their mother for the best poem on the subject of flowers as related to human emotion. Any form. 28-line limit.

22. *The Fort Worth Poetry Prize, $75.00 - Offered by Juanita Griffey, Shirley Hill, and Naomi Stroud Simmons of Fort Worth for the best poem on any subject. Any form. 28-line limit.

23. The Oscar A. Fasel Memorial Award, $75.00 - Offered by Ida Fasel of Denver, Colorado, in memory of her husband for the best poem in free or blank verse. Any subject. 28-line limit. (Perpetual Award)

24. The David Park Martin Memorial Award, $75.00 - Offered by Valerie Martin Bailey and Sharon Martin Turner in memory of their father, a prominent building contractor, for the best poem on the subject of building and construction. The poem may be on anything from carpentry to skyscrapers; may include building in the abstract, such as building a dream, a relationship, a family, etc. Any form. 28-line limit.

25. The Hugh C. Bailey Award, $75.00 - Offered by Valerie Martin Bailey in memory of her beloved husband, a San Antonio firefighter for 32 years, for the best poem on the subject of heroism, especially as it might relate to firefighters, police officers, military personnel, etc. Any form. 32-line limit.

26. The Harvey Jordan Turner Award, $75.00 - Offered by Sharon Martin Turner in memory of her husband for the best poem on Texas ranching - the life of a Texas rancher/cowboy. Any form. 28-line limit.

27. The David Atamian Memorial Award, $60.00 - Offered by the late David Atamian of Arlington, Virginia, in memory of his parents, Manoog and Turfanda Atamian, who lost their lives in 1915 during the Armenian massacres in Turkey, for the best poem of not more than 36 lines on world citizenship. (Perpetual Award)

28. *The Jerry Dison Memorial Award, $60.00 - Offered by J. Paul Holcomb in memory of brother-in-law, Jerry Dison, for the best prose poem. Any subject. 36-line limit. Poem will be formatted to fit book. Line breaks may change.

29. The Remembrance Prize, $50.00 - Offered by Claire Ottenstein-Ross of Pinehurst. Subject: "Special memory of a person, place, or time, etc." Any form, 36-line limit.

30. The Verna Hudman Award, $50.00 - Offered by Evelyn Corry Appelbee in memory of Verna Hudman for a poem of no more than 32 lines, any subject. Any form.

31. The Newton Award, $50.00 - Offered by Violette Newton of Beaumont in honor of Freeda and Jack Murphy for a poem 32 lines or fewer on a great invention or discovery. Pretend you were there, give reactions, be accurate on time and place. Any form.

32.The Stone River Award, $50.00 - Offered by Jackie Pelham of Houston for a poem on any mythological person, place or thing. Any form. 32-line limit.

33. *The Sisters Prize, $50.00 - Offered by Budd Powell Mahan and dedicated to his sisters, Jo, Rita, and Jimmie. Any subject, any form, 36 line maximum.

34. The Paul Woodward Award, $50.00 - Offered by Alan and Laura Birkelbach of Plano in memory of Laura's father for the best poem on the subject of "Bent Twigs." Any form. 36-line limit.

35. The Ricker Memorial Award, $50.00 - Offered by Julia Hurd Strong of Tucson, AZ in memory of her mother, Julia H. Ricker, and her sister, Vivian Ricker, for the best Shakespearean Sonnet. Any subject.

36.*The NFSPS 3rd Vice President Award, $50.00 - Offered by Nancy Baass of Victoria, during her second year as 3rd Vice President of the National Federation of State Poetry Societies, Inc. for the best poem on any subject. Any form. 32 lines or less.

37. The Jeanne Hickman Memorial Award, $50.00 - Offered by Beb Fulkerson in remembrance of Jeanne, her daughter and friend. Any form. On the subject "childhood memories." 36-line limit.

38. The Bluebonnet Chapter Award, $50.00 - Offered by the Bluebonnet Chapter of Wylie for the best humorous poem. 16 lines or fewer. Any form.

39. The Wiccan Award, $50.00 - Offered in remembrance of Jeanne Hickman, founder and donor of this award for many years, by her mother, Beb Fulkerson, and her daughter, "K" Downs, for the best poem of 28 lines or less, any form, pertaining to the occult, witchcraft or the paranormal.

40. The Wm. Arthur Bair Award, $50.00 - Offered by Nova Bair of Garland in memory of her son, for the best sonnet on appreciating the beauty and/or blessings of the Earth - with or without its sky and productive soil.

41.The Pauline Durrett Roberston Prize, $50.00 - Offered by Budd Powell Mahan of Dallas for a poem of 24 lines or fewer on any subject, any form. Poets entering agree that the contest will be named for them and that they will act as judge in 2005 should they win 1st place in 2004.

42. *The Tiffany Brooke Savage Memorial Award, $50.00 - Offered by Tom and Ruth Savage of Arlington, in memory of their cherished granddaughter for the best poem on the subject: A teenage girl who embodies promise for the future. Any form. 36-line limit. (Perpetual Award)

43. The Holcombe Award, $50.00 - Offered by Jeri Holcombe Ragan of Lenexa, Kansas, to honor her parents, Tom and Frances Holcombe, who taught by example to leave our world a little better for having been here. Any form written in a humorous way. Any subject. 24-line limit.

44. How Do You Measure a Hero? Award, $50.00 - Offered by Shirley Handley of Grapevine for the best profile of a pioneer woman in Texas as an early settler or in any field of endeavor. Any form. 36-line limit.

45. *The Acadian Award, $50.00 - Offered by Shirley Couvillion-Powell, Houston, and Doris Ferguson, Mountainburg, Arkansas. Any subject. Any form. 36-line limit. Boldness in mood and metaphor is encouraged.

46. The Tradition Award, $50.00 - Offered by Dorothy Strickland of Wylie in memory of her husband Willie D. Strickland and brother Buddy Clemmons, for the best poem in traditional form. Any subject. 28-line limit.

47. *Mindful of Miracles Award, $50.00 - Offered by Martha Freeman France of Fort Worth for the best poem of 30 lines or less on any subject. Any form.

48. *The Life is Good Award, $50.00 - Offered by L.D. Carter in celebration of his 50th birthday. A free verse poem of 50 words or fewer about all that is good in life and growing older.

49. The Cygnus Award, $45.00 - Offered by Sy Swann in honor of her son, Yuri, and her father John, killed in 1999 and 2002 respectively. Subject, "Walking in the Rain." Any form, 36-line limit.

50.The James and Eleanor Avault Memorial Award, $40.00 - Offered by Marilyn Stacy of Dallas for the best poem in any form, up to 30 lines on the topic "Family Relationships."

51. *The Rondel Davidson Memorial Award, $40.00 - Offered by J. Paul Holcomb of Double Oak in memory of Dr. Rondel Davidson for the best poem in any recognizable French form. Indicate form on entry. Any subject. 32-line limit.

52. *The Shady Hill Award, $40.00 - Offered by J. Paul Holcomb of Double Oak in honor of his wife, Sue Ann, daughters, Sherry and Pam, and son-in-law, Scott for the best poem about environmental awareness. Any form. 36-line limit.

53.The Inez Grimes Award, $40.00- Offered by Inez Grimes in honor of her four children for a poem about family, especially children (of any age.) Any form, not over 25 lines.

54.Chance Encounter Award, $35.00 - Offered by Naomi Stroud Simmons and Judy Simmons Kirkpatrick, her daughter, in memory of Mike Simmons, for the best poem on the subject: a change resulting from a Chance Encounter. Any form. 28-line limit.

55. Poets of Tarrant County Award, $35.00 - Offered by the Poets of Tarrant County for the best poem of 28 lines or less, any form, on the subject "Escape." (Members of PTC not eligible to enter.)

56. The Gin Bender Poetry Review Award, $35.00 - Offered by Tony A. Thompson of Lufkin for the best free verse poem, any subject, 36-line limit.

57.The Sonnet Award, $35.00 - Offered by Iris Maahs in memory of her mother, Ida Potoker for the best Shakespearean Sonnet. Any subject.

58. The Performance Poetry Contest, $35.00 - Offered by Shirley Clement-Fouts to honor Peggy Lynch. Any form, any subject, no more than 28 lines.

59. The Frances Ramsay Holcombe Award, $35.00 - Offered by Jeri Holcombe Ragan in honor of her mother, Frances Holcombe, who believes and teaches stewardship by example. Any form. Subject: Making a difference in the lives of others. 28-line limit.

60. The "Marianne" Sonnet Variation Award, $35.00 - Offered by Marianne McNeil Logan and Vivian Ramsey for the best poem in the "Marianne" Sonnet Variation Pattern, aababbcb ccdc ddd or eee. Note that this is a 15- line sonnet.

61. Alonzo's Arts Award, $30.00 - Offered by Jimmie Radliff of Spring. Subject: Speaking from the heart. Any form. 32-line limit.

62. The Clement Ellison Memorial Award, $30.00 - Offered by Kay Ellison in loving memory of her son, Clement, for a Shakespearean sonnet about a musician, anything from a guitarist to the little drummer boy.

63. The Dramatic Monologue Award, $30.00 - Offered by Roberta Pipes Bowman of Fort Worth for the best poem in which a person reveals him/herself addressed (usu.) to a second. 30-line limit.

64. The Ogle Award, $30.00 - Offered by N.W. and Imogene Ogle of McKinney for the best humorous poem "Laughter is the best Medicine." Any form. 24-line limit.

65. The Savage Award, $30.00 - Offered by Ruth Hudson Savage of Arlington for the best poem on something savage: an act of war, crime, nature, man or beast. Based on fact. No profanity. Any form, 34-line limit.

66. The Carmichael Award, $30.00 - Offered by Irene Carmichael in appreciation of Freeda Murphy for her outstanding service to the Poetry Society of Texas, for the best poem on any subject, any form. 12-line limit.

67. The Hope Award, $30.00 - Offered by Leslie Ann Engle for the best poem portraying hope in the face of a difficult situation. Any form not to exceed 20 lines.

68. The "Remembering You" Award, $25.00 - Offered by the San Jacinto Chapter in memory of Christopher Schramm, son of Arthur and Winifred Schramm, for the best poem on the subject "Remembering You." Any form not more than 36 lines.

69. The Wichita Falls Poetry Society Award, $25.00 - Offered by the Wichita Falls Chapter of PST for the best poem about a hero or heroes, in any form, not to exceed 24 lines.

70. The Grace and Jerry Huffaker Memorial Award, $25.00 - Offered by Mrs. J. R. Reuther of Wichita Falls, in memory of her mother and father for the best Inspiration Poem. Traditional form. 32-line limit.

71. The Beaumont Chapter Award, $25.00 - Offered by the Beaumont Chapter of the Poetry Society of Texas for the best poem on the subject "Whispered Words." Any form. 32 -line limit.

72. The Gail Pylat Memorial Award, $25.00 - Offered by Lou Gatlin of Wichita Falls in memory of her sister, for the best Shakespearean Sonnet on the subject "The Wedding Dress."

73.The Rusk County Poetry Society Award, $25.00 - Offered by the Rusk County Poetry Society of Henderson for the best poem, any subject, any form, not to exceed 32 lines. Open only to members who have never won a Poetry Society of Texas prize of $25 or more.

74. The Castle Award, $25.00 - Offered by Birma C. Castle of Beaumont to honor her children Kathy, Vicki, and Franklin, in memory of their father, Johnny Castle, for the best poem on the subject of "A pen and paper person in a computerized world." (Show me in poem - don't tell me.) Any form, 36-line limit.

75. The Pearl Sterman Memorial Award, $25.00 - Offered by Annette Schwartz of Houston for the best free verse poem. Subject: "Relationships" 28-line limit.

76. The Incentive Award, $25.00 - Offered by Evelyn Corry Appelbee, open only to those who have never won a 1st place in the PST Annual Awards. Any subject, any form, 32 lines or less.

77. The W. W. (Jim) Grimes Memorial Award, $25.00 - Offered by Inez Grimes of McKinney in memory of her husband for the best poem on Farming, such as hay baling, combining, harvesting cotton, corn, milo. Any form. 28 lines or less.

78. *The Ted O. Badger Award, $25.00 - Offered by Peggy Zuleika Lynch of Austin in honor of Ted Badger for his consistent dedication to poets and poetry, and his return to his home state, Texas. Any form. Any subject. 30-line limit.

79. The Mockingbird Chapter Award, $25.00 - Offered by the Mockingbird Chapter of McKinney, for the best poem about God, nature or people. Any form. 28-line limit.

80. The Limerick Award, $25.00 - Offered by Gertie Douthitt of Wylie in memory of her husband, Melvin Douthitt, and his hearty sense of laughter, for the best 5-line limerick. Must be about anything that has always been funny to a family.

81.The J. R. Reuther Award, $25.00 - Offered by Ruth E. Reuther of Wichita Falls in memory of Dr. J. R. Reuther for the best poem on the subject "Finding Art in Ordinary Things." Any form. 36-line limit.

82.The Onelia Graves and Trammel Brown Award, $25.00 - Offered by Sandy Brown Ward of Dallas in honor of her grandparents for the best poem on any aspect of community pharmacy. Any form. 30-line limit.

83. The Freeda Murphy Prize, $25.00 - Offered by Peggy Zuleika Lynch of Austin in honor of Freeda Murphy for her consistent dedication to poets and the Poetry Society of Texas' Annual Awards and Treasury, for the best poem with a sharp image of a person drawn in words, in character as well. Any form. 36-line limit.

84. The Genevieve Feagin Kallander Award, $25.00 - Offered by Kay Baines of Dallas in memory of her sister for the best poem about Sisters or Familial Relationships. Any form. 28-line limit.

85. The Doris Williamson Student Award, $25.00 - Offered by Kay Baines of Dallas in honor of Doris Williamson for the best poem of not more than 36 lines on the subject of Teachers/Teaching. Any form.

86. The Jane Lyon Morgan Award, $25.00 - Offered by Kay Baines of Dallas in memory of her friend for the best poem about Friends/Friendship. Any form. Not more than 36 lines.

87. The Harry Kallander Award, $25.00 - Offered by Kay Baines of Dallas in honor of Harry Kallander for the best poem of not more than 36 lines on the subject of Forestry/Nature/Trees. Any form.

88. The Jacob Schechter Award, $25.00 - Offered by Sandy Brown Ward of Dallas in honor of her son for the best poem on love of animals or nature. Any form. 30-line limit.

89. The Student Festival Award, $25.00 - Offered by Leona Welch of Denison in honor of those who support PST's Poetry in the Schools program; for the best poem about growing up. Any form. 36-line limit..

90. The Derry Tutt Memorial Award, $25.00 - Offered by the Fort Worth Poetry Society for the best poem on Nature. Any form. 28 lines or less.

91. The Esther Lee Thompson Prize, $25.00 - Offered by Budd Powell Mahan to honor the memory of Esther Lee Thompson. A poem of 30 lines or fewer on any subject. This contest is open only to members of PST who have never won a first place in the annual contests of PST.

92. The Ann Matthews Moorhead Prize, $25.00 - Offered by Budd Powell Mahan to honor the poetic skill and inspiration of Ann Matthews Moorhead. A Shakespearean sonnet on any subject. This contest is open only to members of PST who have never won more than 3 first places in the annual contests of PST.

93. The Imogene Ogle Prize, $25.00 - Offered by Budd Powell Mahan to honor the dedication of Imogene Ogle to poetry, poets, and PST. Prize will be given to a poem of 36 lines or fewer on the subject "Scent." Any form. This contest is open only to members of PST who have never won more than 3 first places in the annual contests of PST.

94.The Kay Merkel Boruff Prize, $25.00 - Offered by Budd Powell Mahan to recognize Kay Boruff for her many years of support for the Student Awards of PST. Prize will be given to a poem with an Asian influence having 24 lines or fewer in any form. This contest is open only to members of PST who have never won more than 3 first places in the annual contests of PST.

95. *The Martha Freeman France Award, $25.00 - Given in recognition of the incredible sustained membership of Martha Freeman France in PST. Any form, any subject. 30-line limit. Offered by Budd Mahan.

96. *The Gertie Douthitt Limerick Prize, $25.00 - Given to honor the dedication of Gertie Douthitt and her years of service to PST. A limerick on any subject. Offered by Budd Mahan

97. The Bailey/Turner Convention Award, $25.00 - Offered in recognition of Valerie Bailey and Sharon Turner and their commitment to oversee the 2006 NFSPS convention. Any subject, any form, 14 lines or fewer. Sponsored by Budd Mahan. Open only to members of PST who have never won more than 3 first places in the annual contests of PST.

98. *The Juanita Griffey Award, $25.00 - Dedicated to Juanita Griffey for the laughter she has brought with her humorous poetry. A rhymed humorous poem of 10 lines or fewer. Offered by Budd Mahan.

99. *The Cliff and Brenda Roberts Award, $25.00 - Offered by Budd Mahan to recognize Cliff and Brenda Roberts for their commitment to host the 2004 summer conference in Fort Worth. A serious poem of no more than 14 lines on any subject. Given by Budd Mahan.

100.The Annual Awards Banquet Award, $25.00 - Offered by the Banquet Committee in recognition of all who have worked to make the Awards Banquet a success, for the best poem on any subject. Any form. 28 lines or fewer.


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