Make your own free website on Tripod.com
DOWNLOAD YOUR OWN COPY http://members.tripod.com/psttx/schools2.htm DOWNLOAD YOUR OWN COPY
POETRY SOCIETY OF TEXAS STUDENT AWARDS 2004
***SEND POEMS TO***

Budd Powell Mahan, 7059 Spring Valley Road, Dallas, TX 75254
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

POETRY SOCIETY OF TEXAS STUDENT AWARDS 2005
RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR ENTERING STUDENT CONTESTS
DOWNLOAD YOUR OWN COPY http://members.tripod.com/psttx/
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 bmahan@airmail.net
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.
4. A 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 8"x11" white paper.
2. In the upper left corner of both copies type the number and name of the contest entered.
3. In the upper right corner on one copy only place the following information:
Name of Student
Street Address
City & Zip
Age & Grade
Name of School
Address
City & Zip
Teacher/Sponsor
[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, 2005.
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 contact purposes.
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 ENTER
DO NOT E-MAIL POEMS, THEY WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED



Budd P. Mahan
email for more information


Student Contest Lists
page updated August 9, 2004