|James McIntyre, 1828 - 1906|
Three different levels: JK & SK, All School Grades, and Adult
Maximum of three entries per person
Suggested Styles: Rhyming Verse, Free Verse, Limerick, Haiku, Acrostic & Other
Awards given (at judges' discretion) in all styles for all three levels. In addition, the contest bestows four special awards this year:
* Cheese Poet Laureate’s Best Dairy Odes
* J.C. Herbert's Best Long Poems about Ingersoll, Past or Present
* Bonnie Mott's Best Poems about Famous Local People
* Poems about the War of 1812
All entries must be received by Friday, October 12, at 4 p.m. at the Town of Ingersoll Offices (upstairs) or mail to:
James McIntyre Poetry Contest
Ingersoll Public Library
130 Oxford Street
Ingersoll, ON N5C 2V5
Brian Henry will be the judge for the Kindergarten and for the Grades 1 through 12 divisions. Brian is a book editor, writer, creative writing instructor and the publisher of Quick Brown Fox, Canada's most popular blog for writers.
Stephanie Gunter will be the judge for the adult division.
Sponsored by The Town of Ingersoll and The Ingersoll Times
For more information, please call: (519) 485-0120
To download your entry form, visit: www.ingersoll.ca
See Brian Henry's schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Kingston, Peterborough, Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Georgetown, Milton, Oakville, Burlington, St. Catharines, Hamilton, Dundas, Kitchener, Guelph, London, Woodstock, Orangeville, Newmarket, Barrie, Gravenhurst, Sudbury, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.