Poetry Society of Oklahoma
2021 Annual Spring Contest Categories

Mail Entries to:
Mikki Pennington, Contest Chair
P. O. Box 7842
Moore, Oklahoma 73153-7842

PSO members include check, cashier's check, or money order for $5.00 'Flat Fee' for one or all category entries. Non-PSO entrants please include $3.00 per poem. Submit only one entry per category.
Postmark Deadline is December 15, 2021

Open to All 

1. Conclave Journal Award
1st Place $40.00 || 2nd Place $30.00 || 3rd Place $20.00
Form:
Poet’s Choice
Theme: Poet’s Choice
Line Length: 40 Lines max
Sponsors
: Lara & Bill Bernhardt
Judge: TBA

2. Geraldine Moore Memorial Award
1st Place $30.00 ||2nd Place $20.00 || 3rd Place $10.00
Form: Poet’s Choice
Theme: Poet’s Choice
Line Length: less than 30 Lines
Sponsors & Judges: Jymmie & G.K. Stanton

3. Pearl V. Ramsey Award  
1st Place $25.00 || 2nd Place $15.00 || 3rd Place $10.00

Form: Italian Sonnet
Theme: Redbird or Redbirds
Line Length: as required by form
Sponsor &  Judge: Vivian Steward
 

4. Dad and I Award
 in memory of Jerry Burgess
1st Place $2.00 || 2nd Place $15.00 || 3rd Place $10.00
Form: Poet's Choice
Theme:
Favorite memory of father or father figure
Line Length: As required by form or 30 lines max
Sponsor & Judge: Rob Burgess

5. Formal Haiku Award

1st Place $20.00 || 2nd Place $10.00 || 3rd Place $5.00
Form: FOrmal Haiku, 5-7-5 syllables
Theme: Poet’s Choice
Line Length: 3 lines (form required)
Sponsor & Judge: Sandy Soli

6. Windmill Poets Award
1st Place $20.00 || 2nd Place $10.00 || 3rd Place $5.00

Form: Any
Theme: Shadows on the Water
Line Length: as required by form used or 40 lines max
Sponsor: Windmill Poets
Judge:
TBD

7.Sil Vous Plait Award
1st Place $20.00 || 2nd Place $10.00 || 3rd Place $5.00
Form: Any French form. State form on entry and include outline of pattern.
Theme: Sounds of animals (no cruelty or abuse)
Line Length: As required by form used
Sponsors: Windmill Poets
Judge: TBD

 

Only for PSO Members who live in Oklahoma and have not served as PSO Poet Laureate

8.PSO Poets Laureate Award
1st Place
$25.00 || 2nd Place $15.00 || 3rd Place $10.00
Form: Poet's Choice
Theme: Poet’s Choice
Line Length: 40 lines max
Sponsors:  Poets' Laureate
Judge:
  Von S. Bourland
Judge: TBD
 

Open to PSO Members Only

 

9. PSO Past Presidents' Award
1st Place $15.00 || 2nd Place $10.00 || 3rd Place $5.00
Form: Poet’s Choice
Theme: Poet’s Choice
Line Length: one page
Sponsors: PSO Board
Judge: TBD

10.  Lector Lillian Hall Memorial Award
1st Place $35.00 || 2nd Place $20.00 || 3rd Place $15.00
Form:
Any IRISH POETRY FORM (Except Limrick).Name the form on entry
Theme: Poet's Choice
Line Length: As required by form
Sponsor: Karen Kay Bailey
Judge: TBD

11. Jack Koch Memorial Award
1st Place $25.00 || 2nd Place $15.00 || 3rd Place $10.00
Form: Etheree
Theme: Poet’s Choice
Line Length: 10 Lines
Sponsors: Patti Koch
Judge: TBD

12. Alda Johnson & Minnie Moore Award
1st Place $25.00 || 2nd Place $15.00 || 3rd Place $10.00
Form: Poet's Choice.
Theme: Sisterly Love
Sponsor & Judge: Dena R. Gorrell

13. Ruby Barber Memorial Award

1st Place $25.00 || 2nd $15.00 || 3rd Place $10.00
Form: Poet's Choice
Theme: Poet’s Choice
Line Length:
no limit
Sponsor:
Anonymous
Judge:
TBA