2018 Student Contest
Winning poems will be published in, and receive a copy of, the 2019 Wisconsin Poets’ Calendar.
Also, cash prizes in each division: 1st place $75; 2nd place $50; 3rd place $25.
JUNIOR DIVISION (grades 6 - 8) and SENIOR DIVISION (grades 9 - 12).
** Now Open for Submissions **
DEADLINE: Saturday, January 13, 2018 (e-mail or postmark date)
Rules for Submission
Students may enter ONE poem, which must be the student’s own work. Maximum length: 24 lines (which includes stanza breaks, but not the title). Line length 60-character limit, including spaces and indents. Plagiarized poems, longer poems or multiple entries will not be accepted. POEMS CO-AUTHORED BY MORE THAN ONE STUDENT WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. Students need to be attending a school (or be home-schooled) in Wisconsin.
A student’s previously-published poem or their poem that has won an award (except this contest) is still eligible. Include publication or award information.
E-mail submissions are preferred and strongly encouraged. In the subject line, write: WFOP Contest and your Last name and First name. For example: WFOP Contest - SmithJoan.
-- Send the poem as an attachment: .doc, .docx or .pdf are best. Use your name (just like the subject line) for the attachment. For example, name your document: “SmithJoan.doc." The document must contain only your poem and its title. Do not put your name or any other information in the document.
-- In the body of the e-mail please include all information requested below in sections A, B, and C.
Postal submissions: Submit two copies of the poem, printed on white 8.5 x 11 inch paper in a plain 12-point font. Do not add graphics or decorations. On both poem copies: POEM AND TITLE ONLY—no author’s name or initials. On a separate page, submit the following information:
A: The student’s name, home address, e-mail address if available, telephone number, student’s current grade in school, and the title of the poem.
B: The teacher’s name, e-mail address if available, the school’s name, school’s complete mailing address, and school phone number (home-schoolers: indicate home-school association, if applicable).
C: Important! At the bottom, include the following statement: “This is my original work” followed by the student’s signature (for postal submission) or the student’s name typed (for e-mail submissions).
NO POEMS WILL BE RETURNED. KEEP A COPY OF YOUR POEM FOR YOUR OWN RECORDS.
Winners will be notified and posted at: wfop.org/contests
Email entries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Snail-mail entries to:
2829 Barlow Street
ATTN: WFOP Student Contest