Purpose: To recognize and promote excellence in poetry

Eligibility: ALL MONTGOMERY COUNTY (PA) RESIDENTS – 18 years and older

Entry Rules: Ten (10) poems; no more, no fewer. Any style, form, or length. All work to be original, published or unpublished, typewritten or word processed, one side only. DO NOT PLACE NAME OR ADDRESS ON POETRY PAGES. Attach Entry Form with paper clip to packet of poems (no staples please!). List titles of poems, your name, address, and phone number on opposite side of this page. If return of manuscript is desired, enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope with sufficient postage. *Please do not send certified mail.

Deadline: Poems must be mailed to: MCPL Poet Laureate Competition, PO Box 441, Hatfield PA 19440. Manuscript must be post-marked NO LATER than Monday, February 3, 2014.

Reader’s Fee: $25.00 Please make your check payable to: The Indian Valley Arts Foundation.
In the memo, please write “Poet Laureate”. ** We accept additional donations to support the continued growth of the MCPL program.

Notification: Winner will be notified by Friday, March 28, 2014. Please note all entries will be judged anonymously.

Awards: $500 Honorarium to the winner and a formal awards presentation by the Celebrity Judge at The Indian Valley Public Library (time and date is to be determined).

Judges: Three recognized poets, two of which reside in the Delaware Valley (Hayden Saunierand Roy Smith), The third, a community-based “Celebrity Judge”, J.C. Todd.

About the Judges:

>> go here to download the 2014 ENTRY FORM

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