The Ontario Poetry Society (TOPS)
Open heart 4 poetry competition
Open to Canadian Residents Only
Grand Prize: $100 for the best poem, plus $100 to be donated to the favorite charity of the Grand Prize winner
18 Honourable Mention Awards
All winning poems will receive a fancy certificate and will be published in a chapbook. Each winner will receive one free chapbook.
Poems must include at least one of the following Heart themes:
Love won, Love lost, Love of family, Love of animals, Love of humanity, Valentine poems, Bonding, Charity, Generosity, Compassion, Courage,Heart health problems, Heart wood, Broken heart, Heartach, Hard hearted,Emotions carried in the heart.
Poems not to exceed 36 lines - stanza breaks count as lines.
All styles welcome
Deadline: Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2009
Submssion details: http://www.theontariopoetrysociety.ca/Openheartpcomp.html
The Ontario Poetry Society (TOPS) home page: http://www.theontariopoetrysociety.ca/
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