Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Awards & Prizes Roundup

Attention poets and friends of young heroes!

The New England Poetry Club is sponsoring three contests for young poets. The deadline for all three is April 30, 2011. For more information, contact

Submit poems in duplicate with school name, grade, address, email address and contest name.

The John Holmes Award: for a poem by a student enrolled in a New England college. Prize $100.
Send to 2 Farrar Street, Cambridge MA 02138.

Ruth Berrien Fox Award: for a poem by a Massachusetts high school student. Prize $100.
Send to 2 Farrar Street, Cambridge MA 02138.

Longfellow Prize: for poems by Massachusetts students in elementary and middle schools. Prize $100. Funded by Friends of Longfellow House Frank Buda Memorial Fund.
Send to Longfellow National Historic Site, 105 Brattle Street, Cambridge MA 02138.

But wait, there's more!

The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes, founded by young adult author T.A. Barron, invites nominations for its 2011 awards. The Barron Prize honors young people ages 8 to 18 who have made a significant positive difference to people and our planet.

Each year, ten national winners each receive $2,500 to support their service work or higher education. Annual nomination deadline is April 30.

You can also visit their Facebook page. Grown folks, if you know a likely candidate, please consider nominating them! Young folks who think you might be eligible, curry favor with the grown folks.


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