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MASTER LIST OF ALL STYLE INVITATIONAL CONTESTS

Suggestions and questions are welcome and encouraged.

The Society wishes to thank Russell Beland, Chris Doyle, Kyle Hendrickson, and Pat Myers for their help in assembling the archive that is linked to from this page.

THEMES: Below are links to subsets of these contests, which I call "themes". Most of the contests have been assigned one or more themes, which are indicated with trigraphs. It was not easy going through more than a thousand synposes to make these subjective assignments, so please let me know of any adjustments that should be made.

THEME: EPI

PUB DATE WEEK TITLE SYNOPSIS THEMES LINKS TO THIS CONTEST WINNER LINKS TO RESULTS OF THIS CONTEST (usually published 2-4 Weeks later)
April 17, 1994 59  A GRAVE AFFAIR  Write appropriate epitaphs for the not-yet-dead.  EPI   Text file | Post PDF  Ira P. Robbins  Text file | Post PDF 
June 5, 1994 67  FAMOUS LAST WORDS  Make up the last words of famous dead people whose last words are unknown.  EPI   Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version  Peyton Coyner  Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version 
May 27, 2001 403
(LXX) 
Cry, Uncle!  Write the beginnings of an obituary that will provide the details of what happened to the Style Invitational Uncle.  EPI   Text file | Post PDF  Tom Witte  Text file | Post PDF 
January 2, 2005 591  Dead Letters  Write rhyming poems about notable personages who have died in the past year.  POE EPI   Text file  Brendan Beary  Text file 
January 1, 2006 643  The Post's Mortems  Give us a rhyming poem about some notable who died in 2005.  POE EPI   Text file  Brendan Beary  Text file 
December 31, 2006 695  Dead Letters  Write a poem about someone who died in 2006.  POE EPI   Text file  Chris Doyle  Text file 
January 12, 2008 748  Dead Letters  Write a humorous poem about a well-known personage who died in 2007.  POE EPI   Text file  Brendan Beary  Text file 
January 3, 2009 798  Dead Letters  Write a humorous poem commemorating someone who died in 2008.  POE EPI   Text file  Jeff Brechlin  Text file 
January 2, 2010 850  Dead letters  Write a humorous poem about someone who died in 2009.  POE EPI   Text file  Brendan Beary  Text file 
January 1, 2011 901  Dead Letters  Write a humorous poem about someone who died in 2010.  POE EPI   Text file | Post e-version  Christopher Lamora  Text file | Post e-version 
January 1, 2012 952  Dead Letters  Write a humorous poem about someone who died in 2011.  POE EPI   Text file  Stephen Gold  Text file 
January 6, 2013 1004  Dead letters  Write a humorous poem about anyone who died in 2012.  POE EPI   Text file | Post e-version  Robert Schechter
Nan Reiner 
Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version 
January 5, 2014 1054  Dead letters  Write a short, humorous poem commemorating someone (or maybe even something) who died in 2013.  EPI POE   Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version  Gary Crockett  Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version 
January 3, 2016 1156  Dead letters  Write a humorous poem of no longer than eight lines about someone who died in 2015. (Conversational textPOE EPI   Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version  Kathy Fraeman  Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version 
May 22, 2016 1176  Let 'er RIP: Write an obit line  Write a humorous line or two for someone's obituary -- either for a particular person (dead or not) or for a fictional or generic one. (Conversational textEPI   Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version  Drew Bennett  Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version