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GREAT MINDS IN NEW ORLEANS POETRY CONTEST

Submission Rules

  • Limit two poems per contestant
  • Must be 14 years old or older to enter (parental consent required if under 18)
  • Poems must be submitted between April 25, 2018-May 15, 2018. Winners will be notified May 21, 2018.
  • Poems must be typed; handwritten submissions will not be considered.
  • Poems must be emailed to wordloversbookclub@gmail.com and they must be separate from the cover page.
  • All poems must have a title
  • Submission page or email must include full name, email address, telephone number, grade, school or college name, category, and parent’s signature, if applicable.

Types of Poems Accepted

  • Sonnets
  • Odes
  • Haikus
  • Lyrics
  • Free verse

Theme

  • Love, success, hardship, or other themes that characterize life in New Orleans

Judging

  • Judges from the literary community and Word Lovers Book Club will make the decision for first and second place winners in each category; each category will have two honorable mentions.

Prizes

  • First place winners receive cash prize
  • Second place winners receive trophies
  • Honorable mention recipients receive certificates

 

Sponsored by Word Lovers Book & Literary Club