– The Process –

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An announcement and poster design  will be sent to all provincial school divisions and library regions. Our thanks to the schools, teachers, libraries and Minister of Education for their assistance.

 

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Applications will be accepted from April 1 to April 30 of each year.  Applications must be submitted by mail, courier or dropped off at 1126 2nd Street East, Saskatoon. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

 

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We will send a confirmation of receipt of accepted (i.e., complete) applications by early May.

 

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Accepted submissions will undergo an initial screening process.  Each page of poetry is marked with the entrant’s initials and page number. All other information – including the applicants’ names, addresses and covering letters – is withheld until after the winner has been selected. In other words, only the poetry is considered by the judges.

 

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The winner will be notified by June 30. 

 

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Only the winner will be announced. All other entries will be destroyed – so please retain a complete copy of your submission including your poetry.

 

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We regret that, due to the number of entries, we are unable to provide a follow-up letter after judging to every applicant, although this may occur in some cases.

 

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In the event that no application is deemed worthy for an award, no winner will be announced for that year.

 

Please submit your entry to:

Paddy O’Rourke Poetry Scholarship
c/o  Ray Penner
1126 2nd Street East
Saskatoon, SK  S7H 1R5
Ph: (306) 241-7079