Deadline for entries is April 30, 2023
Send entries to email@example.com
2022 EARTH DAY STAUNTON POETRY CONTEST RULES—
Write an original poem using this year's 2023 Earth Day Staunton theme:
Plant LOCAL. Think Global:
Gardening for Nature
RULES FOR POETRY CONTEST:
Poem needs to be written based on the theme:
Plant LOCAL. Think GLOBAL: Gardening for Nature
Poems should be no more than 250 words and fit on one page
Create one-page poem in Word document with no illustrations.
Include a title with your poem and your name under the title
Include a cover page with the title of poem, your full name, category you are entering
(Adult, MS/HS, Elementary), email address, physical address, and phone number
Total number of pages will be two: cover page and poem
Send attached entries to: Shenandoahgreen@gmail.com
or mail to Shenandoah Green, 202 S. Lewis St., Staunton, VA 24401
If you email poem, in the subject line write "Earth Day Poetry Contest"
(followed by your last name and category you are entering)
EXAMPLE: Earth Day Poetry Contest Hess Adult
Poems should be postmarked or emailed by midnight, April 30, 2023
Educators, if your whole class writes poems, please do not
send every poem. Send only the top four poems of your class.
Winners will be chosen from three categories:
Elementary | Middle/High School | Adult
Winners of the Elementary, and Middle/High School level
will receive gift certificates.
Winners of the adult category will receive:
First Place . . . . . . $50
Second Place . . . . $40
Third Place . . . . . . $30
Prizes will only be awarded to contestants living in the United States
with U.S. addresses.
Gift certificates will be from local Staunton, VA businesses
Please send only one submission written by the person whose name is on the poem
and presently lives at the address included.