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Re: Poetry Display and Competition

Poster: Suzanne Metzler <SMETZLER/0002152178@MCIMAIL.COM>

On Tue, 6 Apr 1999, Tehair wrote:

> POETRY COMPETITION: There will also be a Poetry Competition with two
> classes of entrants: Novice (you have entered less than three poetry
> competitions ever or you have been writing poetry for less than one
> year) and Open (you have entered more than three poetry
> competitions ever or you have been writing poetry for more than a
> year). There will also be two possible categories in which to enter
> (Period and SCA-related). A winner will be chosen for each class and
> category.

To which Jim Trigg responded:

<<Um, the two categories are strangely defined.  If you want the
<<parenthetical remark after Open to be anyone not qualifying for Novice, it
<<should be and instead of or.  But will you allow someone who would qualify
<<for Novice to enter the Open competition?

To which Tehair responded:

I don't understand your comment.  What I was trying to say is the following:
Novices are one of two types of people:
1) They have entered less than 3 poetry competitions ever *or* 2) they
have practiced their art for less than one year (either 1 or 2 qualifies them
don't need to meet both criteria).  "Open" category is for: (1) everyone who does 
not meet the definition of Novice and (2) for "novices" who prefer to compete generally
and not just with other novices.  The point of the difference in classifications
was to give people new to the poetic arts a chance to feel more comfortable in their
first experiences competing (i.e. compete against people who are in
the same experience level as they are). 

Please let me know if you have any other questions about the classes
or categories of the contest.

Sue Metzler/Tehair 

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