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The Poetry Society of Texas

ANNUAL CONTESTS FOR 2005

(Entry Deadline: August 16, 2005)



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, 2005.

The Annual Awards Committee and its Chariman,

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/her 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 be- fore 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 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 requires

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 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"x11" 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.

DOUBLE CHECK FOR ACCURACY.

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. CENTER TITLE OVER POEM.

5. No line in any poem may contain more than sixty [60] characters, including spaces and punctuation.

6. Identification Sheet: List all poems along with contest numbers [in numerical order] and contest names on an 8"x11" page [staple if more than one], as follows:

John Q. Poet (Your Name, Address,

1212 N. Bard St. Phone # & Email

Museville, Texas 75211 in top left corner)

000 - 111-2222

Email: poet@lyric.com



Contest No. & Name Poem Title

1.THE JOHN DOE AWARD (Your Poem Title)

2.THE MARY DOE AWARD (Your Poem Title)



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

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

9. 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











2005--ANNUAL CONTESTS





1. *The Therese Lindsey Award -- $450.00

Offered by the Poetry Society of Texas. Open to all poets. Entry fee is $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 American GI Award -- $150.00

Offered by Jim and Susie LaForge of Fort Worth, for

the best poem in any style. Any form. 28-line limit.

Subject: WWII to current American GIs.

7. The Puissant Pen Award -- $120.00

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

36 lines.

8. *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.

9. 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.

10. *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.

11. 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)









12. 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)

13. 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. (Perpetual Award)

14. 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.

15. *Inez Puckett McEwen Memorial Award -- $100.00

Offered by Nelle Fertig and her son, Rick Fertig. Any subject.

Any form. 40-line limit.

16. 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.

17. *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.

18. *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 40-line

length. Any subject.

19. The Ruth E. Reuther Memorial Award -- $100.00

Offered by Alma Grace Richardson of Wichita Falls, in loving memory of her mother, Ruth E. Reuther, for the best poem on the subject: "Visions of Texas or Texans." Any form. 50-line limit.

20. *The Sunlight Award -- $100.00

Offered by Shirley & Bob Cosby and Traci & Steve Nelson, in

loving memory of Monica Elliott Murphy, beloved daughter and sister, for the best poem about a person, place, or time that has brought sunlight into a life. Any form. 40-line limit or less.

21. *Tao Te Ching Award -- $100.00

Offered by Kay Merkel Boruff of Dallas, in memory of her

husband, Jon Christian Merkel, killed in Laos in 1970, flying for

Air America, for the best poem on the subject: Asia. Any form.

50-line limit.

22. The Mary Elizabeth Martin Memorial Award -- $75.00

Offered by Valerie Martin Bailey and Sharon Martin Turner,

in memory or their mother, for a poem on the subject of flowers

as related to human emotion. Any form. 28-line limit.

23. *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 the subject:

"Finished, or a Vision." Any form. 30-line limit.









24. The Oscar A. Fasel Memorial Award -- $75.00

Offered by Ida Fasel of Denver, CO, in memory of her

husband, for the best poem in free or blank verse. Any

subject. 28-line limit. (Perpetual Award)

25. 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.

Any form. 28-line limit.

26. 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.

27. 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. Any form. 28-line limit.

28. The Kay Ellison Memorial Award -- $75.00

Offered by her children, in loving memory of Kay Ellison, for

a humorous poem about parenting. Any form.. 36-line limit.

29. *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.

30. The David Atamian Memorial Award -- $50.00

Offered by the late David Atamian, Arlington, VA, 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)

31. The Remembrance Prize -- $50.00

Offered by Claire Ottenstein-Ross of Pinehurst. Subject: "Special

memory of a person, place, or time, etc." Any form. 28-line limit.

32. The Texas History Award -- $50.00

Offered by Evelyn Corry Appelbee for a narrative poem on

Early Pioneers of Texas, employing the use of imagery and

metaphor. Any form, no more than 36 lines.

33. The Stone River Award -- $50.00

Offered by Jackie Pelham of Houston, for a humorous poem

about a person, place, or thing regarding Texas. Any form.

36-line limit.

34. *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 limit.

35. 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: "Granted Wishes."

Any form 36-line limit.







36. The Ricker-Strong Memorial Award -- $50.00

Offered by Sharon and Clay Tatom of Tucson, AZ, in memory of Sharon's mother, Julia Hurd Strong, her grandmother, Julia H. Ricker, and her aunt, Vivian

Ricker, for the best Shakespearean Sonnet. Any subject.

37. *The NFSPS 2nd Vice President Award--$50.00

Offered by Nancy Baass of Victoria, during her first

year as 2nd Vice President of the National Federation

of State Poetry Societies, Inc., for the best poem on

any subject. Any form. 32 lines or less.

38. 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.

39. The Bluebonnet Chapter Award -- $50.00

Offered by the Bluebonnet Chapter of Wylie, for the

best humorous poem. 12 lines or fewer. Any form.

40. The Geneva Fulgham 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 they will act as judge in 2006, should they win

1st place in 2005.

41. *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)

42. The Holcombe Award -- $50.00

Offered by Jeri Holcombe Ragan of Lenexa, KS, to

honor her parents, Tom and Frances Holcombe, who

gave love and stability unselfishly, and 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.

43. *The Acadian Award -- $50.00

Offered by Shirley Couvillon-Powell and Doris

Ferguson of Houston. Imaginative, insightful free

verse. Any subject. 36-line limit.

44. The Tradition Award -- $50.00

Offered by Dorothy Strickland Nelson for the best

poem in traditional form. Any subject. 28-line limit.

45. *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.

46. The J.R. Reuther Award -- $50.00

Offered by Alma Grace Richardson of Wichita Falls, in memory of her father, Dr. J.R. Reuther, for the best

poem on the subject "Finding Art in Ordinary Things."

Any form. 36-line limit.







47. The Acceptance Award -- $50.00

Offered by Alan and Laura Birkelbach of Plano. Dedicated

to Annabel Birkelbach. Any rhymed and metered form.

36-line limit. Topic: Love and/or acceptance freely given.

Open only to Active members of PST who have not won a

1st Place in the PST annual awards in the last 3 years.

48. The James & Eleanor Avault Memorial Awar--$40.00 Offered by Marilyn Stacy of Dallas, for the best poem in any

form, up to 30 lines on the topic "Family Relationships."

49. *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.

50. *The Shady Hill Award -- $40.00

Offered by J. Paul Holcomb of Double Oak, in honor of

his wife, Sue Ann, and daughters, Sherry and Pam, and

son-in-law, Scott, for the best poem about environmental awareness. Any form. 36-line limit.

51. The Inez Grimes Award -- $40.00

Offered by Inez Grimes in honor of her four children for a

poem about family, especially children (any age). Any form,

not over 25 lines.

52. The Through The Looking Glass 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 "through the looking glass."

Any form. 28-line limit.

53. Poets of Tarrant County Award -- $35.00

Offered by the Poets of Tarrant County for the best poem in

any form, on the subject: Cinema or Movies. 28-line limit.

[Members of PTC not eligible to enter]

54. 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.

55. The Sonnet Award -- $35.00

Offered by Iris Maahs in memory of her mother, Ida Potoker,

for the best Shakespearean Sonnet. Any subject.

56. The Performance Poetry Contest -- $35.00

Offered by Shirley Fouts to honor Peggy Lynch. Any form,

any subject, no more than 28 lines.

57. The Frances Ramsay Holcombe Award -- $35.00

Offered by Jeri Holcombe Ragan to honor her mother for

making her place in the world one full of possibilities for

others. Any form. Any subject. 28-line limit.

58. The "Marianne" Sonnet Variation Award -- $35.00

Offered by Marianne McNeil Logan and Vivian Ramsey

Stewart for the best poem in the "Marianne" Sonnet Variation Pattern, aababbcb/ccdc/ddd or eee; a 15-line sonnet.

59. The Banks Prize -- $35.00

Offered by Linda Banks to honor her husband, Robert,

and their family. Any subject, any form. 36-line limit.







60. The Latimer Prize -- $35.00

Offered by Linda Banks to honor her sister and brother in

memory of their parents, Cecil and Lucille Latimer. Any

form. 36-line limit. Subject: Gardening.

61. The Peace and Harmony Prize -- $30.00

Offered by Jimmie Radliff of Spring. Subject: Promoting

peace and harmonious living through our actions, our writing,

or our music. 32-line limit. Any form.

62. The Clement Ellison Memorial Award -- $30.00

Offered by the family of 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

[usually] to a second person. 30-line limit.

64. 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.

65. The Carmichael Award -- $30.00

Offered by Irene Carmichael in honor of Wendy and Jim

Dimmette, ever joyful, ever inspiring, for the best poem on

any subject, any form. 12-line limit.

66. The Poet's Art Award -- $30.00

Offered by Leslie Ann Engle for the best poem of not more

than 36 lines written so the words form a concrete picture

mirroring the message of the poem. Any subject.

67. The Senryu Award -- $30.00

Offered by Dr. Robert Duchouquette for the best non-

traditional western haiku, limited to a 9 - 15 syllables total,

in a 3-line format.

68. The Lois V. Chapman Prize -- $30.00

Offered by Linda Banks to honor Lois Chapman, for a poem

based on a Biblical quote and reference that is included in the

epigraph. Any form. 36-line limit.

69. The Ogle Award -- $25.00

Offered by Imogene Ogle of McKinney, for the best humorous

poem, in memory of N.W. Ogle who was a faithful member of

the Mockingbird Chapter and PST. Any form. 24-line limit.

70. 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.

71. The Grace & Jerry Huffaker Memorial Award -- $25.00

Offered by Alma Grace Richardson, in memory of her grand-

mother and grandfather, for the best inspiration poem. Traditional

form. 32-line limit.

72. The Beaumont Chapter Award -- $25.00

Offered by the Beaumont Chapter of the Poetry Society of

Texas for the best poem on the subject "the darkness." Any form.

32-line limit.









73. The Mitchell Gatlin Memorial Award -- $25.00

Offered by Lou Gatlin of Wichita Falls, in memory of

her son, for the best poem on the subject "Old Classic Cars." Any form. 34-line limit.

74. The Rusk County Poetry Society Award--$25.00

Offered by the Rusk County Poetry Society of

Henderson, for the best poem on 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.

75. 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 little kindness." Any form. 36-line limit.

76. The Pearl Sterman Memorial Award -- $25.00

Offered by Annette Schwartz of Houston, for the best

free verse poem. Subject: "Humor". 28-line limit.

77. The Incentive Award -- $25.00

Offered by Evelyn Corry Appelbee, open only to those

who have never won a 1st Place in PST Annual Awards. Any subject, any form. 32 lines or less.

78. 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 any

aspect of farm life;: working; thoughts of yesteryear,

etc. Any form.. 28-line limit.

79. *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. Any form. Any subject. 30-line limit.

80. 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.

81. 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.

82. 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, for the best poem with

a sharp image of a person drawn in words, in character

as well. Any form. 36-line limit.

83. 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. 36-line limit.









84. The Doris Williamson Student Award -- $25.00

Offered by Kay Baines in honor of Doris Williamson, for

the best poem of not more than 36 lines on the subject: Teachers/Teaching. Any form.

85. The Jane Lyon Morgan Award -- $25.00

Offered by Kay Baines in memory of her friend, for the

best poem about Friends/Friendship. Any form. Not more

than 36 lines.

86. The Harry Kallander Award -- $25.00

Offered by Kay Baines in honor of Harry Kallander, for

the best poem of not more than 36 lines on the subject of Forestry/Nature/Trees. Any form.

87. The Jack Lee Feagin Memorial Award -- $25.00

Offered by Kay Baines, in memory of her nephew, for a

poem about boyhood, growing up in the country. Any

form. 36-line limit.

88. The Student Festival Award -- $25.00

Offered by Leona Welch, in honor of those who support

PST's Poetry in Schools program, for the best poem

about your school days. Any form. 28-line limit.

89. *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.

90. *The Esther Lee Thompson Prize -- $25.00

Offered by Budd Powell Mahan to honor the memory of

Esther Lee Thompson. Any subject, any form. 28-line limit.

91. The Fort Worth Haiku Society Prize -- $25.00

Offered by the Fort Worth Haiku Society for a haiku with

less than 17 syllables using crisp concise nature imagery.

92. The Texoma Poetry Society Award -- $25.00

Offered by the Texoma Poetry Society of PST for the

best poem on any subject, in any form. 36-line limit.

93. The Marjorie Morris Award -- $25.00

Offered by the Permian Basin Chapter of PST, in memory

of Marjorie Morris, the founder of this chapter and the

Globe Theater of the Great Southwest, for the best poem

on any subject in any form, not exceeding 28 lines.

94. The Poets Northwest Award -- $25.00

Offered by the Poets Northwest Chapter for the best poem

about colors -- literal or figurative. Open form. 28-line limit.

95. The Elsie Pace Friendship Award -- $25.00

Offered by Jenny and Dorothy (Strickland) Nelson in honor

of Elsie, who, with Dorothy Strickland and Beb Fulkerson, organized the Bluebonnet Chapter. Any subject, any form.

28 lines or less.

96. Ruth's Flower Garden Memorial Award -- $25.00

Offered by the Wichita Falls Poetry Society, in memory of

Ruth Reuther, for the best poem about an inspiring person or situation where, literally or symbolically, growth is the result: physical or spiritual. Rhymed. 24-line limit.









97. *The Ann Matthews Moorhead Prize -- $25.00

Offered by Budd Powell Mahan to honor the poetic skills

and inspiration of Ann Matthews Moorhead. Any subject.

Any form. 28-line limit.

98. *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.

99. *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 of fewer. Offered by Budd Mahan.

100. The Annual Awards Banquet Award -- $25.00

Offered by Mildred Vorpahl Baass and Nancy Baass of

Victoria, Banquet Arrangements Co-Chairmen, in recognition

of all who have worked to make the Awards Banquets a success,

for the best poem on any subject. Any form. 28 lines or less.



















































NOTE:

Questions and/or concerns may be directed to:

Poetry Society of Texas

Leona Welch / Annual Awards Contest Chair

Email: lrwelch@peoplepc.com

Phone: 903 / 464-0140