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POETRY SOCIETY OF TEXAS
STUDENT AWARDS 2004
***SEND POEMS TO***
Budd Powell Mahan, 7059
Spring Valley Road, Dallas, TX 75254
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SOCIETY OF TEXAS STUDENT AWARDS 2005
RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR ENTERING
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PROCEDURES FOR ENTERING CONTESTS
Entries must be prepared according to
the rules and instructions listed here. All entries must be received by MARCH 1,
2005. Entries will be mailed to judges who will have the copy with no
identification. Judges will select 3 top poems. The Poetry Society of Texas
publishes first place winning poems in their anthology STUDENT AWARD WINNERS
2005, and may enter selected poems in the Manningham Awards and Student Award of
The National Federation of State Poetry Societies, Inc. (NFSPS). Winning poets
will be notified. Questions regarding entries should be directed to: Budd Powell
Mahan, 7059 Spring Valley Road, Dallas, TX 75254, 972-233-6348 or
ELIGIBILITY OF POEMS
1. A poem must be the original
work of the entrant.
2. A poem must be titled (unless Haiku)
3. A student
may enter only one poem in each contest in which he or she is eligible.
poem may be entered in only one contest.
5. A poem may not be entered that is
currently entered in any other contest.
6. A poem that has been published or
accepted for publication may not be entered.
7. A poem may be no longer than
28-lines unless shorter line length is stated.
8. Entrant must be a student
in a school in Texas. This includes home schools.
PREPARATION OF ENTRIES
1. Submit 2 (two) typed or hand printed copies on 8½"x11" white paper.
In the upper left corner of both copies type the number and name of the contest
3. In the upper right corner on one copy only place the following
Name of Student
City & Zip
Name of School
[please designate Mr., Ms., and give teacher's first
& last name.]
NOTE: A student may elect not to use his/her home address.
A school address MUST appear on the identification page for the purpose of
winner notification. The National Federation of State Poetry Societies and the
Manningham Poetry Awards require this information. Winning poems with more than
50 characters per line may be edited to fit into the anthology.
4. Poems will
not be returned to authors, and winners will be asked to bring a copy of their
winning poem to the Student Awards Festival ceremony to be held on April 30,
5. Do not staple the poem copies together. The copy without
identification goes to the judge.
TEACHERS, You may elect to send your
students' poems in one envelope.
Please include an E-mail address for
First, 2nd & 3rd Place winners receive a certificate.
All winners will be notified by mail and invited to read their winning poem(s)
at the Student Awards Festival on April 30, 2005. Each winner attending will
receive a free copy of the anthology published by The Poetry Society of Texas
with recognition given to all winners, participating schools and their teacher
sponsors. Additional copies are available for $7.
THERE IS NO FEE TO
DO NOT E-MAIL POEMS, THEY WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
Budd P. Mahan
email for more information
Student Contest Lists
updated August 9, 2004