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POETRY SOCIETY OF TEXAS STUDENT AWARDS 2006



***SEND POEMS TO***

Budd Powell Mahan, 7059 Spring Valley Road, Dallas, TX 75254



RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR ENTERING STUDENT CONTESTS

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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, 2006. Entries will be mailed to judges who will have the copy with no identification. Judges will select the top poems. The Poetry Society of Texas publishes first place winning poems in their anthology STUDENT AWARD WINNERS 2006, 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, or the contest chairperson will title it. Haiku are excepted.

3. A student may enter only one poem in each contest in which 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.

9. College students who are native Texans may enter regardless of the location of the school.



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 May 6, 2006.

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 sort poems by contest number.

Please include an E-mail address for contact purposes.

First, 2nd & 3rd Place winners receive a certificate. These winners are notified by mail and invited to read their winning poem(s) at the Student Awards Festival on May 6, 2006. 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



POETRY SOCIETY OF TEXAS STUDENT POETRY CONTESTS 2005

1. THE HOLCOMB COLLEGE AWARD (college/university students and high school seniors)

Offered by J. Paul Holcomb, 17th President of PST, for a poem of 28 lines or fewer. Any form, any subject.

2. THE POETRY IN THE ARTS COLLEGE AWARD (college/university students and high school seniors)

Offered by Poetry in the Arts, Inc. for the best poem of 28 lines or fewer on any subject.

3. THE POETRY IN THE ARTS HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS AWARD (grade 12)

Offered by Poetry in the Arts, Inc. for the best poem on any subject and in any form. 28-line limit.

4. THE DIMMETTE PRIZE (grade12)

Offered by James & Wendy Dimmette for a free verse poem of 28 lines or fewer.

5. THE STUDENT FESTIVAL AWARD (grades 11-12).

Offered by Leona Welch in honor of young poets and their poetry. Any subject, any form, 28-line limit. First place winner will receive a one-year student membership in Poetry Society of Texas.

6. THE BAASS AWARD (grades 11-12)

Offered by Mildred Vorpahl Baass, Poet Laureate of Texas 1993-1994, 1994-1995 and Nancy Baass, 2nd Vice President of the National Federation of State Poetry Societies, Inc. for the best poem on any subject, in any form. 28-line limit.

7. THE POETRY SOCIETY OF TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL AWARD (grades 9-12)

Offered by Poetry Society of Texas for a poem of no more than 28 lines on any subject, any form.

8. THE WHITNEY M. MONTGOMERY AWARD (grades 9-12)

Established in the will of Estelle Stewart in memory of Whitney M. Montgomery, for the best poem on any subject and in any form. 28-line limit.

9.THE SHADY HILL AWARD (grades 9-12).

Offered by J. Paul Holcomb for the best poem of 28 lines or less Subject: The importance of caring for our world and its environment.

10. THE JACK E. MURPHY HIGH SCHOOL PRIZE (grades 9-12)

Offered by Freeda Murphy in memory of her husband, the 9th President of the Poetry Society of Texas, for the best poem of no more than 28 lines on any subject and in any form.

11. THE CASTLE AWARD (grades 9-12).

Offered by Birma Castle of Beaumont, TX, for a poem of 28 lines or fewer, in any form, any subject.

12. THE HUMOR AWARD (grades 9-12)

Offered by Ann M. Moorhead of Wichita Falls, TX, for the best humorous poem, in good taste, any subject, free verse or rhymed, 12 lines or fewer.

13. THE APPRECIATION PRIZE (grades 9-12)

Offered by Linda Banks, PST's past President, to honor Leona Welch, Kaye Abikhaled and Budd Powell Mahan for their dedication to The Poetry in Schools program. Any subject, any form, 28-line limit.

14. THE STODGHILL HIGH SCHOOL AWARD (grades 9-12)

Offered by Pat Stodghill for a free verse poem on any subject. 28-line limit.

15. THE PRESIDENTS PRIZE (grades 9-12).

Offered by Budd Powell Mahan in honor of PST's 19 Presidents, for a poem of 28 lines or fewer on any subject, any form.

16. THE SONNET AWARD (grades 9-12).

Offered by Peggy Wood in memory of her father: Alvin R. Volk, HS English teacher. A Petrarchan (Italian) or Shakespearean sonnet. Subject: A beloved pet.

17. THE NAOMI STROUD SIMMONS AWARD (grades 9-12)

Offered by Budd Mahan to honor Naomi Simmons' commitment to the PST Student Awards Program.

Any subject, any form, no more than 28 lines.

18. THE ALEXANDER AWARD (grades 8-12)

Offered by The Alexander School of Richardson. A Free Verse poem on a topic that explores 'individualism', 28-line maximum.

19. THE TEXAS SONNET AWARD (grades 8-12)

Offered by Billy Bob Hill of Dallas for an English (Shakespearean) or Petrarchan (Italian) sonnet on a Texas subject. Winner will receive a one-year membership in the Poetry Society of Texas.

20. THE CHEROKEE AWARD (grades 6-12)

Offered by Bill G. Anderson of Longview, for the best poem on any subject, any form, 28-line limit.

21. THE NANCY BAASS AWARD (grades 9-10)

Offered by William C. Lo Pinto in honor of Nancy Baass, 2nd Vice President of the National Federation of State Poetry Societies, Inc. for the best poem on any subject, in any form. 28-line limit.

22. THE MAHAN PRIZE (grades 7-9).

Offered by Budd Powell Mahan for the best poem of 28 lines or fewer, any subject, any form.

23. THE SIEGEL JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL AWARD (grades 7-9)

Offered by Suzie Siegel in honor of her mother, Marcella Siegel, 15th President of the Poetry Society of Texas, for the best poem of 16 lines or fewer. Any subject, any form.

24. THE TOMORROW AWARD, DEDICATED TO OUR CHILDREN (grades 7-9).

Offered by Alan and Laura Birkelbach of Plano. A poem on any subject and in any form, 28-line limit.

25. THE PINEYWOODS YOUTH AWARD (grades 7-9)

Offered by Jessie Jo Wedgeworth of Carthage, TX, for a poem of 28 lines or less. Any subject, any form.

26. THE HOCKADAY SCHOOL BANNER AWARD (grades 7-8).

Offered by The Hockaday School/Banner for a poem on any subject, any form, 28-line limit. Hockaday Students may not enter.

27. NEW MILLENNIUM POETS AWARD (grades 7-8)

Offered by New Millennium Poets for a poem on the subject, Yesterday. Any form, no more than 28 lines.

28. THE POETRY SOCIETY OF TEXAS MIDDLE SCHOOL AWARD (grades 6-8)

Offered by Poetry Society of Texas for a poem of no more than 28 lines on any subject, any form.

29. THE VAIDA STEWART MONTGOMERY AWARD (grades 6-8)

Established in the will of Estelle Stewart in memory of Vaida Stewart Montgomery for the best poem

any subject, any form, 28-line limit.

30. THE BEA LAND - KEEP THEM LAUGHING AWARD (grades 6-8)

Offered by the Bea Land-Phoenix Chapter. A humorous poem on any subject, any form, 28 line limit.

31. THE BARNES & NOBLE WESTLAKE MIDDLE SCHOOL AWARD (grades 6-8)

Offered by Barnes & Noble Austin-Westlake for the best poem on any subject, any form, 28-line limit.

32. THE BLUEBONNET CHAPTER AWARD (grades 6-8)

Offered by Beb Fulkerson of Wylie for the best poem on any subject and in any form, 28 lines or fewer.

33. THE SAN PATRICIO STUDENT POET AWARD (grades 6-8)

Given by Virginia Frey of Taft for a poem in any form, 28 lines or fewer. Subject: A domestic or wild animal

34. THE LUCILLE CLARK MEMORIAL AWARD (grades 6-8)

Offered by Robert Clark of Houston for a humorous or ironic poem, 28 lines or fewer. First place winner will receive a one-year student membership in Poetry Society of Texas.

35. THE MARY VILLARREAL MEMORIAL AWARD (grades 6-8)

Offered by Robert Clark of Houston for an inspirational poem, 28 lines or fewer. First place winner will receive a one-year student membership in Poetry Society of Texas.

36. THE TREES AWARD (grades 6-8)

Offered by Evelyn Corry Appelbee of Henderson. Any form, 28 lines or fewer. Subject: Trees

37.THE ROBBY K. MITCHELL MEMORIAL AWARD (grades 5-6).

Offered by Kay Merkel Boruff and Helen King in memory of their poet friend. A poem of 10 to 24 lines. Subject: Friendship.

38. THE WICHITA FALLS UPPER ELEMENTARY AWARD (grades 5-6)

Offered by The Wichita Falls Poetry Society. Subject: Growing up. Any form, 28 lines or fewer.

39. THE MCCARTHY AWARD (grades 5-6)

Offered by Fred & Lavern McCarthy of Blair, Oklahoma for a poem on any subject, in any form. 28 line-limit. Prize includes a one-year membership in Poetry Society of Texas for the first place winner.

40. THE POETRY SOCIETY OF TEXAS UPPER ELEMENTARY AWARD (grades 4-6)

Offered by Poetry Society of Texas for a poem of no more than 28 lines on any subject, any form.

41.THE THELMA EVELYN BOYD AWARD (grades 4-6)

Established in the will of Estelle Stewart in memory of Thelma Evelyn Boyd for a poem on any subject and in any form, 28 line limit.

42. THE EMMA COAHRAN RANDALL AWARD (grades 4-6)

Offered by Pat Peek of Midland for a traditional rhymed form poem of no more than 28 lines.

43. THE FORT WORTH POETRY SOCIETY CONTEST (grades 4-6)

Offered by the Ft. Worth Poetry Society, for the a poem on any subject and in any form, 28-line limit.

44. THE HARRY POTTER PRIZE (grades 4-6)

Offered by Budd Powell Mahan for the best poem about a character(s), creature(s), situation(s), or the reading of the Harry Potter series of books. Any form with no more than 28 lines.

45. THE MARY ANN HYDE AWARD (grades 4-6)

Offered by Luke Munson, 2005 student winner, in honor of his teacher, Mary Ann Hyde. Any form with no more than 28 lines.

46. THE HELEN KING AWARD (grade 5).

Offered by The Hockaday School of Dallas, TX, for the best poem celebrating the wondrous world of books, in any poetic form. No more than 24 lines.

47. THE ENCHANTED ACRES AWARD (grades 4-5).

Offered by Dorothy Miller Birdwell of Chandler, TX. Any subject, any form, 28 lines or fewer.

48. THE HOCKADAY LOWER SCHOOL ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES AWARD (grades 3-4)

Offered by The Hockaday Lower School of Dallas for the best poem dealing with the theme of environmental issues. 28 lines maximum. Hockaday students may not enter.

49. THE POETRY SOCIETY OF TEXAS ELEMENTARY AWARD (grades 1-3)

Offered by PST for a poem of no more than 12 lines on any subject and in any form.

50. THE GENEVIEVE BOYD STEWART AWARD (grades 1-3)

Established in the will of Estelle Stewart in memory of Genevieve Boyd Stewart, for the best poem on any subject, in any form, 12-line limit.

51. THE MARION CRUME POETRY AWARD (grades 1-3)

Offered by The Hockaday Lower School of Dallas for the best poem on any subject and in any form. 28 lines maximum. Hockaday students may not enter.

52. THE FORT WORTH HAIKU SOCIETY AWARD (grades 1-3)

Offered by the Fort Worth Haiku Society. Form: Haiku or Senryu

53. THE INSPIRITRY AWARD (grades 1-3)

Offered by Anne McCrady of Henderson. Subject: Things That Grownups Do

54. THE POETRY IN THE ARTS - FOUND POETS - AWARD (elementary school K-3)

Offered by Poetry in the Arts, Inc. for a poem cooperatively created by the students of a single class. The prize will be given to the entire class. The entry should be teacher assisted, but with a minimum of direction. No more than 18 lines.


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