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Open to Canadians and permanent residents of Canada only
who have never won First Prize in a Poetry Contest

First Prize
$25 and a One Year Free Membership ($30 value) & A Fancy Certificate

Second Prize
One Year Free Membership ($30 value) & A Fancy Certificate

Third Prize
$10 & A Fancy Certificate

Plus
12 Honourable Mention Awards of A Fancy Certificate Each

Plus
All winning entries to be published in a chapbook
and all poets whose work appears in the chapbook
will get 1 free copy of the book per poem published inside.

Rules and Guidelines:
Poems may be on any theme and in any style.
Maximum length per poem is 36 lines and the stanza spaces count as lines.
Poems may be previously published, but not previously have won any contest prizes.

Blind judging:
No author I.D. to be anywhere on the same page as the poem, back or front.
Include a cover page with your name, address, phone number and e-mail along with your poem title(s).

Contest Deadline:
April 15, 2011 postmark date

Entry fee:
Up to 3 poems for $5 & additional poems $2 each.
There is no limit to the number of submissions per poet.

Submit your entry in hard copy along with payment to
:
The Ontario Poetry Society, 31 Marisa Court, Thornhill, L4J 6H9
Enclose a #10 s.a.s.e. for Winners List

Contest Judge is Joanna Gale

Additional chapbooks will be available for sale at $5 each.