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The Raynor Wallace Student Poetry Award Guidelines 

The Raynor Wallace Award for Poetry is given annually to outstanding Farmingdale student-poets. This award is sponsored by the Academy of American Poets, which contributes $100 towards first prize, and by the generous support of the Farmingdale Student Government. The Raynor Wallace Award is named in honor of Raynor Wallace, emeritus chair of the English/Humanities Department.

Raynor Wallace Award Guidelines:

Entrants must be current Farmingdale students.

Important Change for 2016: Poems must be about life-changing events.

Interested students should submit 1-5 poems to Dr. Margery Brown by emailing them as Word or RTF attachments no later than April 1, 2016. Email brownml@farmingdale.edu

Poems must be typed, one to a page, with no identification on individual poems. The author's name, RAM ID number, phone number, and list of titles should be typed on a cover page included with the entry.

Individual poems may not be longer than 50 lines.

Poems will not be returned, so entrants should be careful to keep copies.

Note: All entries will be reviewed by a panel composed of two current members of the Farmingdale student body and three members of the English/Humanities faculty.

The winning poems will be published on this website.

During a special program in the Ward Hall Great Room, at 6 PM on date TBA, the winning poet will receive the Raynor Wallace Poetry Award. The second- and third-prize winners will also receive their awards: First prize, $150; Second prize $100; Third prize $75. Authors of the winning poems will be invited to read at this time.