Local poets are invited to submit their work for a chance of becoming a Poetry Idol.

Poetry Idol Auditions will end Oct. 31.

Poetry Idol is a nationwide competition with 50 prizes totaling $5,000, with a grand prize of $1,000 for the last poet standing.

Entries submitted must be 21 lines or less and can be written on any subject in any style.

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 winners' list will be sent to them.

The list will also be posted on line.

Entries can be submitted by mail to Poetry Idol Auditions, PO Box 3561, Ashland Or. or online at www.freecontest.com.