The Poetry Society of New Hampshire presents Student Poetry Contests for all New Hampshire Students in Grades 1 to 12

This year’s contest theme is open.

Rules for Poetry Society of New Hampshire Contest:
Prepare two copies of each submission.
The first copy of each poem shall be without any personal identification.
The second copy shall have the following in the upper right hand corner: The student’s name & home address, the school’s name & address, and the student’s grade in school. It must have a signed statement certifying that the poem is original and has not been copied, in whole or in part, from another author’s work (including poems posted on the internet).

Both copies must state “Junior Division” (grades 1-8) or “Senior Division (High School) in the upper left hand corner.

Submissions may have been previously published and may have won prizes.

Line limit is 40 lines. Any style. Theme is open.

All poems shall be neatly typed or computer-generated on white paper. If the poem is
longer than a single page then staple the second page to the first.

Please no large print, illustrations or unusual type fonts (for example: Gothic or script).

Include one #10 business_sized envelope with your entry, and $1.00 per poem entered.
Please make checks payable to: The Poetry Society of NH. Do not include cash.

Ten winning poems in each division will be published in The Poets’ Touchstone. Enter as many poems as you wish.
Postmarked deadline is March 31, 2010

We cannot be responsible for poems lost or delayed by the mail. No poems will be returned, so do not send your only copies. Entries that do not follow the guidelines will be neither considered nor returned

Mail entries to:
Barbara Bald, Junior Contest Coordinator
Poetry Society of New Hampshire
21 Finethy Road
Alton, NH 03809
Karen Galipeau, Senior Contest Coordinator
Poetry Society of New Hampshire
50 Lexington Drive
Hampstead, NH 03841

Poetry Alert: NH Student Contest
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