WCCOA is welcoming entries for 14th annual poetry contest
Bowling Green, OH – The Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. (WCCOA) will soon be accepting entries for 2019’s Poetry Contest, “Dreams”. Any Wood County individual 50 years of age or older may participate. The opening date for submissions will be Tuesday, January 22 and will close on Friday, March 29 at 4 p.m.
Poems should share stories of life, hope, dreams and love. We are looking for poetry that, in some way, celebrates the heart and souls of members of Wood County citizens as they continue to celebrate their lives.
Entries must be submitted in English, double spaced, in a 12 point Times New Roman Font or handwritten. Entries must be entirely your own work and never previously published, online or offline. All styles of poems are acceptable but they must be originals. Any plagiarized poems will be disqualified. Poems should not exceed one page.
Two entries will be accepted per person. Intent to submit will not be accepted. Poems are to have a title and to have the poet’s name, address and phone number on each page.
Poems are due to the Programs Department at the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc., 305 North Main Street, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402 by Friday, March 9, 2019 by 4 p.m. You may also e-mail your entry to email@example.com. All entries must have the title of the poem, the poet’s name, phone number, address and date of submission included.
Winners will be selected by a Bowling Green State University Writing Professor and BGSU Gerontology Students. All poems entered will be available for reading in a loosely bound edition.
Winning poems will be announced on April 26, 2019 on our blog and via phone call, and will be published on WCCOA’s website and blog. The grand prize award will be a $50 gift card.
All poems will be posted on our blog site, firstname.lastname@example.org. All submissions become the property of WCCOA and can be published online or in print.
The mission of the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc., shall be to provide older adults with services and programs which empower them to remain independent and improve the quality of their lives.
For information on programs and services, please contact the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc., at (419) 353-5661, (800) 367-4935 or www.wccoa.net.