The Ontario Poetry Society
The Picture Perfect Poetry Chapbook Anthology Contest -

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Members' Poetry







Open to Everyone

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 photographs, paintings
(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 decorative pieces,
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.

Rules and Guidelines:
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

Blind Judging:
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 title(s)

Contest Fee:
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 Mentions.

Winners will be announced on T.O.P.S. website