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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 2:38 pm 
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Oyez! Oyez! Allergic Living is having a Poetry Contest!

Check the Allergic Living home page for contest details.

Please note that all poems should be submitted by e-mail to Allergic Living at editor@allergicliving.com .

Remember - if you never try, you will never win!

K.

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- DS2 (1o yrs): ana. to dairy, eggs, peanuts; asthma


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 11:30 am 
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OK - I'm getting excited. Some pretty good poems are starting to arrive :D

And thanks to Anaphylaxis Canada for sending around an e-blast about the contest. The more the merrier – so forum members, do try to mention it to friends, relatives. And if anybody feels the need for a little poetic inspiration, check out:

- Karen's fabulous sticky of poetry info in this thread. (Makes me want to hang around playing with rhyming couplets all day. If only one had time.)

- Karen's limerick - that's no small amount of talent, Ms. Mod. (Fortunately, the moderator isn't allowed to compete for these prizes :wink: )

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2007 2:36 am 
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Awww, I really, really want to win :) Will me entry get lost in the shuffle if I submit it now instead of later, or does it matter?

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2007 2:07 pm 
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No, no Ficbot – enter away. Allergic Living is carefully filing all entries for the judges.

Do it while you're inspired. :wink:

We're just trying to give people lots of time to enter.
Some do take longer with the creative process than others.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 7:22 pm 
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Some good ones coming in - but room for plenty more.

Could use more teenager entries, if you know any rhyming / rapping / haiku-ing adolescents.

Some impressive younger kids' and adult entries. See, the allergic and their parents are more talented. :wink:

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 12:45 am 
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I'm curious - who on the forum has entered the contest??

My kids and I cannot, since we live in Quebec (and I'm too ding-dong busy right now to even think about it, anway...)

K.

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- DS2 (1o yrs): ana. to dairy, eggs, peanuts; asthma


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 4:48 pm 
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i plan to enter, awww i was looking forward to the epi-men entries :(

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 5:38 pm 
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Maybe someone else will enter an Ode to the Epi-Men... ;)

K.

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- DS2 (1o yrs): ana. to dairy, eggs, peanuts; asthma


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 11:05 am 
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I am writing a villanelle :)

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 11:36 am 
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To avoid Quebec's cumbersome contest regulations, could our Epi-boys be honorary Mississaugans? e.g. the Mississauga grandparents submit on their behalf?

A parent or authorized caregiver does have to e-mail the entries and permiission for any younger poets.

Although odes to the Epi-Men of great lore does also have appeal.

Ficbot - a villanelle, wow, I'd forgotten about those. Did you study English perchance?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 9:13 pm 
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I'm okay with the Epi-Men not competing this year. I just have too much on my plate to also oversee budding poets as well. (Selfish mama, I know... but work, moving, moderating, conference planning... that's enough. ;) )

K.

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- DS2 (1o yrs): ana. to dairy, eggs, peanuts; asthma


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 7:06 pm 
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OK everyone - the countdown is on. Only two weeks until the entry cutoff in the Allergic Living poetry contest.

We've got some great entries - but there's still time for more. You or your child could be dubbed the Bard of the Boards.

And don't forget about those great prizes:

For adults - the incredible Sharp Plasmacluster air purifier.
For Teens - his or her Roots watch
For Kids - The Olympus digital camera

Give it shot (wish I could). Far better odds than the 649!

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 8:36 pm 
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One more week to go.

Entries to: editor@allergicliving.com (thanks for the reminder from a couple of people that I hadn't reminded about that!)

Write Poetry Contest and the Level you are entering in the subject field.

For more deets, see: http://www.allergicliving.com/poetry

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 1:13 pm 
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Last call to all allergy poets: The contest closes at midnight.

Thanks to all who've entered.

Your judges in this competition are:

- Kyle Dine, the one and only allergy singer-songwriter;
- Travis Brown, our Vancouver-based webmaster, who also happens to be a published poet and English major.
- Yours truly.

Stay tuned for the winners and the honourable mentions.

Gwen

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