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Youth Contest 2017

Deadline

* Postmarked February 13, 2017 


Category 6. Youth Poetry 

Division I: Middle School 6th-8th grades 

Division II: High School 9th-12th grades Special Rules for Youth Poetry (for Category 6 only): 

1. One FREE entry per Missouri student, currently in grades 6-12. 

2. Students may individually submit or poems may be submitted by teachers. 

3. Any type of poetry accepted except “found poetry.” 

4. 30 line maximum, including lines between stanzas; lines no longer than 45 characters. 

5. Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. Seven honorable mentions. 

6. First place winners will be published in the MSPS Anthology Grist

7. Winners and HMs will automatically qualify as candidates for MO entries to the Manningham Student Poetry Award Contest, sponsored by the National Federation of State Poetry Societies. 

8. Students will be notified of MSPS and Manningham winnings through their school. 

For YOUTH SUBMISSIONS: 

Submit TWO TYPED copies (failure to include the following info will result in disqualification) 

1. On one, the poem itself with no identifying information. 

2. On other copy:
  a. Student name, Grade, Teacher name and email, School name and address.
  b. ALL poems must have the following statement of originality signed by student and attached to the poem: 

Statement of Originality: I certify that this poem is my original work, and has not been copied in whole or in part from any author’s poems, including poems posted on internet. 

Student Signature____________________________ Date_________ 

Mail Youth entries to: 

    MSPS YOUTH WORKS DIRECTOR
    c/o Vicki Arnett
    Rt 1 Box 110
    Preston, MO 65732 

    email

 

Home | History | Bulletin Board | Articles of Incorporation | Members | Local Chapters | Members-at-LargeWinter Contest | Youth Contest |
Summer Contest  State Anthology | State Convention | Spare Mule Online  | Membership Application | Workshop | Links | State Report |  Contact Us

Photographs of Missouri scenes are reproduced courtesy of Lee Ann Russell, poet from Springfield, Missouri.