Wednesday, December 29, 2010
For poets who know it
2011 Contest guidelines
· Individuals who live, work or attend school in New Haven are eligible· Limit one poem per person · Poems may not exceed 25 lines
· Poems must be submitted in 12 point type, double spaced, one column
· Entry must include separate page with poet’s name, address, age category (youth [ages 10-17], adult [ages 18-49]), elder [ages 50+]), phone number and/or email
· Failure to follow guidelines will result in disqualification of entry
Contest opens Feb. 1 and all submissions must be received by Mar. 1, 2011. Poems may be dropped off at any New Haven Free Public Library branch (locations are here or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Poems will not be returned, so keep copies, the statement said.
Finalists in each age category will be invited to read their poems and winners will be announced at a Poetry Contest Winners Reception at the Main (Ives) Library on April 16.
The People's Choice winner will be selected at the reception.
For more information visit www.2011poetry.eventbrite.com or call 203-946-8835
In photo: Fred Wallace was the adult winner and Paula Panzarella was the People’s Choice winner in the 2010 New Haven Free Public Library’s annual Poetry Contest last year. (Melanie Stengel/Register)
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