Bowling Green, OH (January 8, 2016) – Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. (WCCOA) invites older adults in Wood County to submit their creative, original poems for our ninth annual poetry contest, with the theme “Inspired.”
The poetry contest was designed to showcase the talents of Wood County older adults through acknowledgement and publications of their poems.
The poems will be placed on our blog (woodcountycommitteeonaging.blogspot.com) for the world to see. Voting for the winning poem will take place at the Senior Center sites and via the blog site. Additional judges include Bowling Green State University writing professors and gerontology students. A video of the winning poem will be placed on our website and Facebook page.
The first place winner will receive a $50 gift card prize.
Entry rules are listed below:
Who Can Participate: Open to Wood County residents age 50 and over.
Opening Date for Submission: Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Closing Date: Friday, March 25, 2016
Entries Must Be: In English, double spaced, in a 12 point Times New Roman font or hand written. Entries must be entirely your own work and never previously published, online or offline. Two entries per person are accepted. Intent to submit will not be accepted. Poems are to be one page and based on the theme, “Inspired.” Submissions must have name, address, phone number, email and date of submission.
Submit Poems To: The Program Department at the Wood County Committee on Aging, 305 N. Main St., Bowling Green, Ohio. Also, email your entry to email@example.com
Judging: Entries will be judged by a BGSU Writing Professor and BGSU gerontology students.
The Prizes: 1st Place – $50 gift card
All winners will be featured on our blog. All awards and poems will be presented at 4 p.m. on Monday, April 25, 2016 at our annual banquet at the Wood County Senior Center, 305 N. Main St. Bowling Green. Family and friends are encouraged to attend this event. Reservations are required by 2 p.m. on April 21, 2016.
For more information, call the Programs Department at the Wood County Committee on Aging at (419) 353-5661 or (800) 367-4935.
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.