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2014 competition deadline announced for Poetry Corners

The Bainbridge Island Arts & Humanities Council is now accepting entries from student and adult poets for the 2014 Poetry Corners Competition.

This year’s theme is “Don’t be afraid.”

Held in honor of National Poetry Month, the contest is open to all aspiring and previously published poets. Entries will be divided into two separate categories, adult and student (K-12).

A panel of three judges will select up to 45 works to be included in the displays.

Selected works will be publicly displayed around Bainbridge throughout the month of April, as well as on the Council’s website, Facebook and Twitter. Poets will also be invited to share their work at a live celebrity reading later in the month.

This juried competition is open to island residents and anyone with a strong local connection, all entries must be related to the theme.

Entries must be received by 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28.

Each entrant may submit up to three poems, each poem should be no more than 25 lines including title and line spaces. Student writers should indicate their grade level.

Submissions must be emailed, as an attached word document (.doc or .docx), to kathy@bainbridgeartshumanities.org, with the subject line “Poetry Corners Submission.” Please describe your Bainbridge connection if you are not a current resident.

There is an entry fee of $10 for adults, $5 for students. Payable by check or credit card. Mail your entry fee to Bainbridge Island Arts & Humanities Council at 221 Winslow Way West, Suite 201. Please note “Poetry Corners Submission” on the memo line. Call 206-842-7901 or visit www.bainbridgeartshumanities.org to pay with a credit card.

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