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The Migraine Research Foundation will assist with judging this year's contest.

Putting Our Heads Together
Poetry Contest, 2013
Contest Rules

When you're ready, proceed to our
entry form!

Winners will be announced
the first week of June, in observance of
National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month.
 

 

Whether you've never written a word in your life or write every day, we invite you to enter our Putting Our Heads Together Poetry Contest, 2012.

  • Subject must be headache or Migraine related, but may be metaphoric or abstract.

  • Form: Rhymed, free-verse, any form of poetry, but not prose.

  • Poetry must be original and written by you. Submission of poetry written by someone else will result in disqualification.

  • All poems must be unpublished work, never before published anywhere.

  • Length: Maximum of 60 lines, no more than 80 characters per line (including spaces and punctuation). Please make special note of the 80 characters per line. This means LINES, not paragraphs.

  • Number of entries: Please limit entries to no more than three poems per person.

  • Age: Poems written by persons under 18 years of age must be submitted by a parent or legal guardian.

  • "Family-friendly" language required. No profanity or other potentially offensive language.

  • Deadline: Midnight, Friday, May 24, 2013. Submissions received after this date will be deleted.

  • Decisions of the judges are final.

  • You do not need to live in the U.S. to enter, but all poems must be written in English.

  • Entries must be presented complete with spacing, punctuation, and correct spelling. Do not enter in all caps. We cannot retype entries.

  • ALL entries must be made via the online submission form. No exceptions.

  • We reserve the right to disqualify, without notification, any entry not complying with these rules.

All poems that meet the contest rules will be published on HelpForHeadaches.com. Poems will also be part of a Kindle book published through Amazon.com with all proceeds going to the American Headache and Migraine Association. Writer retains their copyright and is, of course, free to republish the poem elsewhere after the contest.

 

Due to legal regulations, we could only offer prizes if the contest were limited to entries from the United States. Therefore, there are no material prizes. We all win by sharing with each other, supporting each other, and raising public awareness.

 

Ready to enter. Continue to the ENTRY FORM.

 

Winners will be announced and the poetry
published on our site the first week of
June, 2013, in observance of National Migraine
and Headache  Awareness Month.


 

Here are links to all the wonderful poetry people have submitted over the years:

 

Last updated April 1, 2012.

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The AHMA exists to EASE the burden of Migraine and other headache disorders through Education, Awareness, Support, and Engagement.

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