National Federation Of State Poetry Societies, Inc
Manningham Trust Student Poetry Contest
Rules: 2017 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 2016 or 2017.

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 30 lines with no line having more than 50 characters including spaces and punctuation. If a poem continues more than one page, staple the pages together. 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.

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, 2017.

Send entries to: Budd Mahan
7059 Spring Valley Road
Dallas, TX 75254

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, 2017. 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 2017.
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.


Budd Powell Mahan
Manningham Trust Student Poetry Awards Chair
7059 Spring Valley Road
Dallas, TX 75254
972-788-4944
buddmahan@att.net

 


MANNINGHAM TRUST STUDENT POETRY WINNERS FOR 2016


JUNIOR DIVISION:

FIRST PLACE SECOND PLACE
Homeless, but loved Dollar
Marielle Sanchez Ruth Isaacson
Faubion Middle School Gretna Middle School
McKinney, Texas Gretna, Nebraska
TEACHER: Debbie Bennett TEACHER: Lori Wewel
THIRD PLACE FOURTH PLACE
Fallen Sky The Alarm Clock
Jessica Tomshack Annie Leow
Northglenn Middle School White Station Middle School
Northglenn Colorado Memphis, Tennessee
TEACHER: Michael King TEACHER: Jennifer Brenneman
FIFTH PLACE 1ST HONORABLE MENTION
Etched Scars: Memories of Child Soldiers Life is a Puzzle
Jing O'Brien Kellen Mclaughlin
Stikine Middle School Gretna Middle School
Wrangell, Alaska Gretna, Nebraska
TEACHER: Bob Davis TEACHER: Lori Wewel
2ND HONORABLE MENTION 3RD HONORABLE MENTION
Now I Am Zoobreak
Ellerie Tarbox Megan J. Szalay
St. Albert Catholic School St. Francis of Assisi
Council Bluffs, Iowa West Des Moines, iowa
TEACHER: Fran Shorey TEACHER: Heather Callaghan
4TH HONORABLE MENTION 5TH HONORABLE MENTION
Goodbye and Hello A Thousand Lives
Antonio Lora, Jr. Amber Feller
Lee A, Tolbert Community Academy White Station Middle School
Kansas City, Missouri Memphis, Tennessee
TEACHER: J. Simms TEACHER: Jennifer Brenneman

SENIOR DIVISION:

   
FIRST PLACE SECOND PLACE
Something About the Way Buses Reek of Civilization Small Friendly Town
Marika Meijer Devin Bradbury
St. Mary's Academy Allegan High School
Portland, Oregon Allegan, Michigan
TEACHER: Sara Salvi TEACHER: Nancy Hascall
THIRD PLACE FOURTH PLACE
Exposure Young Artist
Marielle LeFave Chris Wang
Jesuit High School Mission San Jose High School
Portland, Oregon Fremont, California
TEACHER: Rene Villareal TEACHER: Katherine Geers
FIFTH PLACE  1ST HONORABLE MENTION 
Tracks Long Distance
Ashley Griffin Martha Sudderth
Germantown High School Trinity Valley School
Germantown, Tennessee Fort Worth, Texas
TEACHER: Bill Pullen TEACHER: Lucas Jacob
2ND HONORABLE MENTION 3RD HONORABLE MENTION
The Night Sky is Awake Arkansas Summer
Anna Brown Anna Sudderth
Benet Academy Trinity Valley School
Lisle, Illinois Fort Worth, Texas
TEACHER: Lisa DiMarco TEACHER: Lucas Jacob
4TH HONORABLE MENTION 5TH HONORABLE MENTION
A Heart Transformed Astral Projection
Alexis Rhodes Martina Brady
School of the Osage High Miami Palmetto Senior High School
Osage Beach, Missouri Miami, Florida
TEACHER: Brian Claxton TEACHER: Jason Meyers