The Utah State Poetry Society has opened its annual contest.

Many categories are open to the public, including traditional verse, free verse, light verse and haiku.Deadline for entries is Feb. 1, 1991.

Interested poets should send a self-addressed, stamped envelope (45 cents postage) to Donna K. Mackert, contest chairman, 4886 South 4980 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84118.

- The National Federation of State Poetry Societies is offering two $500 scholarships for college juniors or seniors.

Applicants should have 10 unpublished poems for submission. Winning entrieswill be printed in chapbooks.

Send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Donna K. Mackert (address above) for rules. Deadline for submissions is Feb. 20.