National Federation Of State Poetry Societies, Inc.
Manningham Trust Student Poetry Contest

Rules: 2019 annual competition

1. There are two divisions: Grade 6-8 (Junior Division) and Grades 9-12 (Senior Division). Each state may submit ten (10) poems in each division. Poems may have been printed and/or have won previous awards. Contests at state level may have occurred anytime in 2018 or 2019.

2. The competition is open to all USA students in grades 6 – 12. Public, private, and homeschools are eligible for entry by individual NFSPS member states.

3. Submit two copies of each poem. Put the division (junior or senior) in the upper left corner of both copies. One copy must have student’s ID in upper right corner. The ID information is student name, school name and address, student grade level, and the student’s language arts/English teacher’s name. The second copy must not have ID information. Do not send a copy with any other marking - there should be no indication of prior award granted by the state.

4. Each poem must be neatly typed or computer-generated, and have no more than 35 lines including space lines with no line having more than 60 characters including spaces and punctuation. Every poem entered should appear on a single sheet. Do not staple the two copies of the poem together. It is suggested that each state representative keep a copy of poems entered.

5. There should be no large or unusual fonts or illustrations. Times New Roman is the suggested font. No font larger than 12 point should be used. Winning poems are scanned for the award anthology and large and/or unusual fonts impede the process. Larger fonts also make it impossible to confine the poem to one page, which is required.

6. Each entrant must make a declaration of originality. The statement should appear on the bottom of the ID copy only. The form below is acceptable:

I certify that this poem is my original work, and has not been copied in whole or part from any author’s poems in print or posted on the Internet.

Signed: __________________________________________

7. Separate poems into respective divisions. Within each division separate the ID copy from the anonymous copy meant for judges. Include a cover letter identifying the Manningham (Youth) Chairperson to whom the report on the contests will be mailed.

8. Entries must be received by March 1, 2019.

Send entries to:
Susan Stevens Chambers
57310 166th Lane
Good Thunder, MN 56037

Ten prizes will be awarded in each division: First Place - $75, Second Place - $50, Third Place - $40, Fourth Place - $35, Fifth Place - $30, and five Honorable Mentions - $10 each. All winning poems will be published in the Manningham Trust Poetry Student Award Anthology. Winners will receive complimentary copies. The schools of each winning student will receive a complimentary copy for the school library. Notice of winners report will be sent to each state’s Manningham (Youth) Chair no later by May 20, 2019. Awards (certificates, checks, anthologies) will also be mailed to the state chairperson. Each state is responsible for distributing prizes to winners and winning schools. The top winning poems will be read to NFSPS members at the Convention held in June 2019.

Entries by individual students are allowed. No individual entry will supersede a state’s collective entries, but in cases in which a state has no NFSPS affiliation or sends no entries, an individual entry may qualify for judging.NFSPS looks forward to each state’s participation in the Manningham Poetry Trust’s annual contests. Questions may be directed to the chairperson at the addresses/numbers below.

Susan Stevens Chambers
57310 166th Lane
Good Thunder, MN 56037

schambersmediator@yahoo.com
Manningham Trust Student Poetry Contest Chair


MANNINGHAM TRUST STUDENT POETRY WINNERS FOR 201
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JUNIOR DIVISION:

FIRST PLACE FIRST HONORABLE MENTION
Madison Monaham Jada Gomillia
You Are Not Defined Love
Judson Middle School Mariner Middle School
Salem, Oregon Cape Coral, Florida
TEACHER: Karen Kinnett TEACHER: Meghan Bresson
SECOND PLACE SECOND HONORABLE MENTION
KendalAsbury Ainsley Wolford
In the Path Motherly Figure
Q.  I.  Roberts School St. Albert Catholic School
Florahome, Florida Council Bluffs, Iowa
TEACHER: Steven Fortner TEACHER: Ann Coombs
THIRD PLACE THIRD HONORABLE MENTION
Anna Sanchez Landon Janc
The Most Elusive Green Envy
Pine View School Timber View Middle School
Osprey, Florida Colorado Springs, Colorado
TEACHER: Cheryl Stelle TEACHER: Not listed on Entry
FOURTH PLACE FOURTH HONORABLE MENTION
Carlie Cieri K. K. Dickerson
Just Me The Horseback Ride
Judson Middle School Magnolia Heights School
Salem, Oregon Senatobia, Mississippi
TEACHER: Karen Kinnett TEACHER: Mavis Alford
FIFTH PLACE FIFTH HONORABLE MENTION
Christopher Rogers Samantha Lee
The Life of a Short Kid Bubbles of Us
Judson Middle School Paxton High School
Salem, Oregon Paxton, Florida
TEACHER: Karen Kinnett TEACHER: Susan Rockman Walton

SENIOR DIVISION:

   
FIRST PLACE FIRST HONORABLE MENTION
Katherine Rosendale Annika Hogstrom
Happiness Home of the Brave
Plano East Senior High Shool Hempstead High Schooll
Plano, Texas Dubuque, Iowa
TEACHER: Diane Porter TEACHER: Susan Swift
SECOND PLACE SECOND HONORABLE MENTION
Anna Lipari Anna Rae Jeter
Creation Myths Scuffed Satin
St. Mary's Academy Myrtle Attendence Center
Portland, Oregon Myrtle, Mississippi
TEACHER: Sara Salvi TEACHER: Julie McCullough
THIRD PLACE  THIRD HONORABLE MENTION 
Rose White Caitlyn Duncan
Movement The Day the Ocean Did Not Kiss the Sand
Valley High School Stockton High School
West Des Moines, Iowa Stockton, Missouri
TEACHER:Blythe Stanfel TEACHER: Jesse Fields
FOURTH PLACE FOURTH HONORABLE MENTION
Alannah Silverstein McKenzie McMasters
Eclipse Estuary
Spruce Creek High School Stockton High School
Port Orange, Florida Stockton, Missouri
TEACHER: Todd Palmer TEACHER: Jesse Fields
FIFTH PLACE FIFTH HONORABLE MENTION
Emma Madden Kevin Luo
On Stretch marks Spirit
Valley High School White Station High School
West Des Moines, Iowa Memphis, Tennessee
TEACHER: Blythe Stanfel TEACHER: Alan Scott Harrison