Hello MidAtlantic USA Readers,
Here's an exclusive announcement for subscribers of the MidAtlantic Newsletter. Look for an article this week on the Split Rock Poetry Festival coming next month to DC. In the meantime, if you know of any young poets, foward them this e-mail. The Split Rock Poetry Festival is sponsoring a Youth Poetry Contest. NOTE: DEADLINE FOR ENTRY IS THIS FRIDAY! Here is information from the festival website:
The World and Me: the Split This Rock Youth Poetry Contest
The World and Me is a contest for students who live in or attend school in Washington, D.C. Judges will award 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes and all winners will read at the festival. Poems will be judged in two groups: those by students 12 and under and those by students 13 and older.
We seek 1-3 poems on the theme of "The World and Me." What about your neighborhood/city/country/planet makes you happy and proud? What makes you sad? If you were in charge, what would you change? Are there issues you care deeply about? Situations in the news or in your neighborhood that make you mad? Or glad? Tell us in a poem!
POSTMARK DEADLINE: Friday, February 15, 2008
Download the contest flyer here: http://splitthisrock.org/documents/STR-Youth-Poetry-Contest.doc
Download the application form here: http://splitthisrock.org/documents/STR-Youth-Contest-Form.doc
Submit 1-3 poems and the application form to:
Sol and Soul
916 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
or fax to : (202) 315-1303
Questions? For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Have fun passing this message along to family and friends, because we all love free knowledge!
Donna Ledbetter, MidAtlantic USA Editor
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