Rockland Public Library has submitted the next collection of tips for its 2021 “Something Goes!” Poetry Contest:
2021 Annual Poetry Contest- Now Till March 31.
With a world pandemic underway, so comes a brand new and ever-changing set of RULES. Are you getting confused maneuvering these fluctuating however crucial orders, mandates, directives, and rules? So are we; that’s why this 12 months’s contest is “Something Goes!” We would like you to put in writing your poem the way in which you wish to write it. Kind it. Paint it. Stack some books. Seize a sharpie and black out the phrases you don’t need. Seize a stick and scratch it into the sand. Spell it out with flowers or with flour. Nonetheless you do it, we wish to see your poems YOUR method.
That being stated, there does need to be a number of tips.
– Two age classes – 12 and Below. 13 and Up.
– 1 submission per particular person.
– Poems must be one web page. That may be written, photographed, typed, and so forth. however paperwork longer than one web page won’t be accepted.
Submit your poems considered one of 3 ways:
By Mail: ship to Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St, Rockland, ME 04841. Write POETRY CONTEST and AGE CATEGORY on the OUTSIDE of the envelope.
In Particular person: similar as above, be at liberty to drop in one of many drop bins or with the greeter within the foyer. Write POETRY CONTEST and AGE CATEGORY on the OUTSIDE of the envelope.
By Electronic mail: ship as an attachment to email@example.com. Attachments will be in Phrase, PDF, JPEG, or PNG codecs ONLY. Embody POETRY CONTEST and AGE CATEGORY within the topic line.
If mailing or dropping off, two copies of the poem should be submitted: one with no figuring out info and one with identify, handle, cellphone quantity/e-mail on the again of the poem.
Poems might be judged blindly. The highest 3 might be chosen in every age class primarily based on poem high quality, no matter format. One other prime 3 might be chosen in every age class primarily based on artistic various format. These might be displayed on the Library and on our digital platforms (once more, anonymously) to be judged by you, the group. The winners would be the Folks’s Alternative!
Poems should be obtained by 5:00 PM on Wednesday, March thirty first. The judges’ selections might be displayed and open for voting on Monday, April fifth and can proceed by means of Monday, April nineteenth. Winners might be invited to take part in a Zoom Poetry Learn.
By coming into the Poetry Contest, you agree to permit the Rockland Public Library to make use of and/or reproduce your poem (partially or complete), credited to creator, to be used in promotional materials, or as a part of a collected work. Contact Jessica Blanchard on the Rockland Public Library at 594-0310 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional info.