Calling All Poets of All Ages! Enter Voices of Lincoln’s Poetry Contest Now!

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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: Who Is The Most Important Person In My Life? What Treasure
Would I Like To Discover? What Don’t I Know About You That I Should? What Would I Do If I Ruled The World?
Should We Be Thinking About Today Or Tomorrow?
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 written in English. They 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 page. The name of the poet should not be indicated 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 20, 2019.
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 13, 2019, at the Voices of Lincoln
event to be held from 3:00 to 5:30 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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2019 VOICES OF LINCOLN POETRY CONTEST
ENTRY FORM
(One Per Poem – PLEASE PRINT)
Name: _____________________________________ Phone: __________________ Email: ______________________________
Address: ___________________________________________________ City: ___________________ State: _____ Zip: ______
Young Poets Only–Age: ______ Grade: ______ School: __________________________________________________________
Contest Categories (Check appropriate category of poem submitted): ___ Who Is The Most Important Person In My Life?
___ What Treasure Would I Like To Discover? ___ What Don’t I Know About You That I Should? ___ What Would I Do If I Ruled
The World? ___ Should We Be Thinking About Today Or Tomorrow?
Title of Poem Submitted: ____________________________________________________________________
Please insure that poems comply with all contest rules. No names should appear on the poems submitted. Include the title at the top of
the poem. Place the category at the top right corner of the poem page. Use a paper clip to attach a copy of this Entry Form (cut along
dotted line) to each poem submitted. Mail the poem to Voices of Lincoln Poetry Contest, c/o Alan Lowe, 1235 Picket Fence Lane, Lincoln,
CA 95648. Poems must be received no later than Saturday, July 20, 2019. Early submissions are appreciated.

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