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Documentation Ruling: Using PoetryFoundation.org for Publication

If you locate a poem on the site and wish to include it in your Category A poetry performance, printing the poem with its bibliographic citation from the site is NOT sufficient in meeting the requirements of proving "published in hard copy."

To meet Category A documentation requirements, these steps are required:

1. Print the page where the poem and its bibliographic citation appears on PoetryFoundation.org.
2. Go to the source cited for the poem and research whether it is in hard copy print.
3. Provide the Contest Director BOTH documents: the poem page with the source citation from PoetryFoundation.org AND the documentation that proves the source cited is in hard copy print.

For additional clarification, contact Jana Riggins, State Director, at jriggins@uiltexas.org.

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