From our friends at the Spring Pulse Poetry Festival:
Spring Pulse Poetry Festival northern Ontario’s largest poetry/arts event is sponsoring the 2014 Dr. William Henry Drummond Poetry Contest. In 1970 the first contest began in Cobalt during the Miners festival on French-Canadian Day. It is the oldest non-governmental national poetry contest in Canada. The contest honours Canada’s most popular 19th century poet. Dr. Drummond was the town’s first doctor, a silver mine manager and world famous poet who died in Cobalt in 1907.
Deadline: Friday April 11 2014
Entry fee: $10
$1200: $300 first place, $200 second place, $100 third place.
Eight honourable mentions of $50.