29th Annual Poet's Seat Poetry Contest

29th Annual Poet's Seat Poetry Contest

Thursday, January 2, 2020, None Specified
Greenfield, MA

Open to residents and students in Franklin County.

Two categories: Adult and Young Poet (ages 12-18)


Submit up to three poems. Number pages of multi-page poems.

Only unpublished poems may be submitted.

Previous winners (first place) may not submit poems.

Top-placing youth poets may re-submit when they enter a new age category.

Indicate “Adult” or “Young Poet,” and Young Poets write your age on the front

of the sheet where the poem appears, lower right hand corner, circled.

No identifying information on front of sheet, where poem appears; no staples.

On reverse side of each poem, write your name, address, telephone number,

and e-mail address, if available. Poems will not be returned.

Submit on white 8.5 x 11 paper, printed clearly in ink or typed in plain typeface; no markers.

Notification of receipt of entry will be via email, unless SASE is included with entry.

First Prize, Adult: Poet’s Seat Chair for one year and name engraved on plaque; hand-crafted, poet’s ceramic platter and a $20 book store gift certificate.

All other prizes: 2nd and 3rd Place Adult, as well as top 4 Youth Poems (Youth poems judged in separate categories, ages 12-14 and 15-18):hand-crafted ceramic mug (pottery courtesy of Pam Adorno and Nancy Uchman); $20 book store gift certificate. An awards ceremony will be held in April in celebration of National Poetry Month.