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Dr. William Henry Drummond Poetry Contest

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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.
Eight judge’s choice of $25.

Complimentary anthology of winners, trophy and award ceremony at Cobalt Public Library on Friday May 30 during the spring pulse poetry festival.


Enquires: Send to David Brydges: mybrydges [at]

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