Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The James McIntyre Poetry Contest – free contest open to all ages

James McIntyre poetry contest
Open to all ages from Junior Kindergarten to Adult
Maximum of three entries per person

Suggested Styles: Rhyming Verse, Free Verse, Limerick, Haiku, & Other

Awards given (at judges' discretion) in all styles for different grade all levels and for adults. 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
- Celebrating the Ingersoll Fire Department’s 150th anniversary

All entries must be received by Friday, October 11, at 4 p.m. at the Town of Ingersoll Offices (upstairs) or the library (downstairs) or mail to:

James McIntyre Poetry Contest
Ingersoll Public Library
130 Oxford Street
Ingersoll, ON  N5C 2V5
James McIntyre Poetry Contest
Ingersoll Town Office
130 Oxford Street, 2nd floor
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. 

For more information, please call: (519) 485-0120
Download your entry form here

See Brian's full schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Kingston, Peterborough, Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Bolton, Caledon, Georgetown, Milton, Oakville, Burlington, St. Catharines, Hamilton, Dundas, Kitchener, Guelph, London, Woodstock, Orangeville, Newmarket, Barrie, Orillia, Sudbury, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.


  1. So far as I know, entries are welcome from everywhere, as long as they're in English.