1st Prize: $100 2nd Prize: $75 3rd Prize: $50
and 20 Honourable Mention Awards
All winning poems to receive a fancy certificate
And all winners receive 1 copy of the anthology for each
poem selected for the collection from their submissions
Poems wanted that are inspired by any kind of visual art, including
(oil, watercolour, acrylic, pastel, sketches), sculptures, collages,
anything hand painted such as fans, murals, illustrations on any book
jacket, or on any item
of clothing, hand sewn pictures such as needlepoint, crewel, hand woven
including area rugs. You can write about the experience of looking at
the art, or write about
the scene or subject being depicted in the artwork, write in the voice
of the object or the person
depicted in the picture or write in the voice of the artist, or you
can relate the work of the art
to something else that it reminds you of.
All styles welcome, Max. length per poem is 36 lines and the spaces
between the stanzas count as lines.
The poem must include the source as an Epigraph (picture title and artist).
If a family photograph, state (photograph of _____ by _____).
(if other visual art, mention what it is and if possible, who designed
or made it).
Poems may be previously published, but no previous contest winning poems
No author ID to be anywhere on the same page as the poem
Include a cover page with author's name, address, telephone # and e-mail
(if possible) and poem title(s) OR first lines of the poem(s) if no
1 poem for $2 or 3 poems for $5
There is no limit to the number of submissions
Make cheques payable to The Ontario Poetry Society.
Contest Deadline is September 30th, 2016 Postmark Date
Send entries to:
Attn: I.B. Iskov
The Ontario Poetry Society
#710 - 65 Spring Garden Ave.,
Toronto, Ontario M2N 6H5
Enclose a #10 s.a.s.e. for winners list and receive a $1 coupon towards
a future contest
Contest Judge is Sylvia Adams - Winner of First Prize and 3 Honourable
be announced on T.O.P.S. website