Saturday, November 3, 2012

OPA Now Accepting Submissions for High School Contests

The Ohio Poetry Association is now accepting submissions for its annual High School Contests. For more information, visit the OPA website at www.ohiopoetryassn.org or click here for a flyer with complete details.

Please spread the word to any Ohio high school English teachers you may know. While we have about 200 schools on our mailing list, we know this is only a small number of those that might want to participate. The more schools, the more entries. And the more entries, the better quality of submissions.

Ten winners from Ohio will have their poems sent on to the National Federation of State Poetry Societies annual Manningham Trust Youth Poetry Competition. In recent years, young Ohio poets have done very well. In fact last year's Ohio winner, Erica Sallee of Briggs HS (Columbus), took second place at the national competition.

We look forward to reading more great poems this year from Ohio's young poets!