Student Chaparral Poetry Contest Rules


Contest Chair: Lenore Madden 435-229-8094 or lenorem27@gmail.com

Entries welcome:  postmarked Sept. 1, 2017, through Dec. 5, 2017

{Deadline is December 5, 2017}

GUIDELINES:  Each student may enter ONE poem, which must
1. be ORIGINAL, UNPUBLISHED, 30 lines or fewer
2. have line lengths 4 in. across or shorter on a word processed page.
      (Use a scale at the top of the screen.)
3. be machine-printed (printable from email attachment) neatly on plain white 8 1/2  x 11 paper  
4. stand on its own WITHOUT art work or illustration
5. be titled uniquely

Students, including online and home-schooled, in grades 1-12 living within the Washington County School District should do ONE of the following:  Teachers may also collect his or her class’s poems and mail them in one mailing. 

1. SNAIL MAIL ONE printed COPY of each poem with the following information:
•    ID in top left corner with these five items (student name, grade, school name (or "home schooled"), teacher name, teacher phone or email)
•    Place poem unfolded in one large envelope and mail with correct postage to the following address:
        Student Chaparral Poetry Contest
        2041 W. Plateau.
        St. George, UT 84770


2. EMAIL to lenorem27@gmail.com as a Word.doc attachment (Do NOT send in the body of the email)
         --Place the complete title of the poem in subject line and on the poem.
          --Include complete ID information above the poem title in the upper left 
        corner of the attachment (see required ID information above)

NOTE:  Snail-mailed poems without proper addressee, postage, form, or ID information 
or emailed poems without proper subject lines, format, and ID information may 
be disqualified.  This applies also to poems not mailed as attachments.

WINNERS will be notified by their teachers.  Winning students are invited to attend the Awards Ceremony to receive certificates and prize money Friday evening, March 2, 2018, at 7:00 PM in the Community Building.  Parents, family, friends, teachers, and principals of the winners are encouraged to attend.  
REFRESHMENTS and public open mic poetry readings will follow.

Redrock Writers depends on the voluntary efforts of Southern Utah writers who participate in our collective learning, write and read their poetry, and help organize and lead our regular activities. We deeply appreciate the contributions of members of UTSPS Dixie Chapter, the Utah State Poetry Society, the National Federation of State Poetry Societies, the Heritage Writers Guild and The League of Utah Writers. We also express appreciation to outstanding poets from across America who participate in blind judging our yearly contest.

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