Monday, August 22, 2011

The James McIntrye Poetry contest

The Town of Ingersoll, Ontario, and the Ingersoll Times sponsor this free contest for poets everywhere, of all ages, with prizes awarded in numerous divisions ranging from kindergarten-age poets to adults.

Categories of poetry for the contest:
Rhyming verse, Limerick, Haiku, Free verse

Special awards:
Your poem(s) may be about any topic at all, but in addition to the many awards for the different categories of poems and for the different age groups, there will be a number of special awards:
- The Cheese Poet Laureate for best cheese poem or dairy ode.
- The best poems about Ingersoll Schools
- The J.C. Herbert award for best long poem about Ingersoll, past or present
- The Bonnie Mott award for best poem about famous local people

Contest judges: Brian Henry for the school age division, and Stephanie Gunter for the adult division. Winning poems will be published in the Ingersoll Times. Entries due by mail by hand delivery to the Town of Ingersoll offices or the Ingersoll Library by 4 p.m. on Friday, October 14. (Earlier entries greatly appreciated!) Rules and entry form here. About James McIntyre and more on the contest here.

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

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