Local poets are welcome to send one poem of 21 lines or less to Poetry Idol Auditions, P.O. Box 3561, Ashland, Oregon 97540 or enter online at www.freecontest.com.
The deadline for entering is Oct. 31.
There are 50 prizes totaling $5,000, with a $1,000 grand prize for the last poet standing. Entries submitted can be written on any subject using any style, and the contest director, Dr. Joseph Cameron will have the final say on judging the contest.
Entrants should include their name and address on the same page as the poem, and a winner's list will be sent to them. Also a winner's list will be posted online.