January 15th, 2007

Egrets Reading

CFCP Annual Poetry Contest

Several members of the California Federation of Chaparral Poets were at the poetry reading yesterday afternoon and reminded me about the upcoming contest deadline on January 31, 2007.

Entries are free for members and $3.00 a poem for everyone else. Memberships are $15.00 a year but contest entrants needed to have their dues paid up by December 31, 2006.

First prizes in all categories is $60.00, second prizes are $40.00, and third prizes are $25.00. Last year, I ended up winning $100.00 in this contest.

There are twelve categories – the most interesting to me are the following:

#1 – Theme- “Legends” (only one prize in this category)
#2 – Fixed Form (I’ll probably enter a cinquain)
#3 – Short Poem (less than 13 lines)
#6 – Nature
#7 – Science and Technology

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