Attention ALL Poets! You’ve got 53 Days to be a WINNER!

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2015 Voices of Lincoln Poetry Contest

It’s YOUR turn to win a contest and build your writing resume!

The countdown  is here!  53 days until the end of the contest!   Enter YOUR poem by July 25, 2015.

1. Poets wanted! 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be selected in each contest category.
2. The five (5) contest categories include the following: Only In America, Happy Endings, Strange But True, Unforgettable,
and If Pets Could Talk.
3. Poets may submit a maximum of three (3) poems. Select three (3) of the contest categories and submit one poem from
each.
4. Poems may be in rhyme, free verse, Haiku or other accepted poetry forms and of any length, up to a maximum of 60 lines.
5. Poems should be typewritten and not centered (read left to right). Please use the Arial font 12-point. The title should be listed
at the top of the poem and the category should be included at the top right corner of the poem. The name of the poet should
not be included on the poem.
6. Young Poets, 18-years of age or under, are encouraged to submit poems and will compete in a special “Young Poets”
category. Young poets should follow the same rules as noted above. However, they should include their age, grade and
school on the Entry Form.
7. All poems must be submitted on hard copy to the address listed on the Entry Form below and must be received no later than
Saturday, July 25, 2015.
8. Early submissions are appreciated. A separate Entry Form should be attached to the hard copy of each poem submitted.
Duplication of the form is permitted. Questions—contact Alan Lowe at slolowe@icloud.com
9. The top three winners in each category will be contacted by phone. Winners will be asked to submit their poems
electronically, by email attachment. Winners will read their poems on Sunday, October 11, 2015, at the Voices of Lincoln
event to be held from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., Lincoln Public Library at Twelve Bridges (Willow Room), 485 Twelve Bridges Drive,
Lincoln, CA. Winners also will be presented with a commemorative chapbook of the winning poems.
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2015 VOICES OF LINCOLN POETRY CONTEST
ENTRY FORM
(One Per Poem – PLEASE PRINT)

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