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WCCOA is welcoming entries for 13th annual poetry contest

Bowling Green, OH (February 9, 2018) – The Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. (WCCOA) is currently accepting entries for this year’s poetry contest. Any Wood County individual 50 years of age or older may participate. The opening date for submissions was Monday, January 22 and will be closing on Friday, March 30 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. 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 short stories and poems will be disqualified.


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 Program Department at the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc., 305 North Main Street, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402 by Friday, March 30, 2018 by 4 p.m. You may also e-mail your entry to programs@wccoa.net. All entries must have the title of the poem, their name, phone number, address and date of submission.


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 published in the newsletter, on the website and blog, and in local papers. The grand prize award will be a $50 gift card, with a runner-up prize of $25. Prizes are sponsored by Right at Home Health Care.


All poems will be posted on our blog site, woodcountycommitteeonaging@blogspot.com.


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.

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