Veterans for Peace Cape Cod Chapter accepting submissions for 15th Annual Peace Week Poetry Contest

Winners to be chosen in fourteen categories--K-12 and adults

TheVeterans for Peace Cape Cod Chapter is accepting submissions for its15th Annual Peace Week Poetry Contest. Peace Week is being celebratedApril 11-17 this year.  The contest is open to all Cape and Islandswriters.  Winners will be selected from 14 categories,  K-12 gradersand adults.

  • Poems should focus on (a) thoughts of peace and theabolition of war, hate or violence; (b) what I can do to make apeaceful world for all; (c) some of the ways war can be avoided; (d)inner peace; or (e) examples of nonviolent attitudes and actions.
  • Contestantsmay submit only one poem of no more than 50 lines, rhymed orfree-verse.  Please try to keep the poem to one 8 1/2" x 11" page aspoems will be copied for a booklet to be given to all contestants.
  • Thetitle, author's name, address and phone number should appear at the topof the page.  Entries for K-12 should also include grade, name ofschool, town and teacher.
  • All entries must be original andunpublished.  Previous prize-winning poems are ineligible.  Help withspelling and grammar is permissible at appropriate levels.

Entries must be mailed to:

Veterans For Peace
39 Muskeget Lane
Centerville, MA 02632 

Entries must be received by (not just postmarked) 5pm on Friday, April 2, 2010.

Judging and winner selection will be done by the Guyer Barn Poets of Cape Cod.  Judges will place 1st Honors place (prize $25), 2ndHonors place ($15 gift certificate from a local bookstore) andHonorable Mentions. 

If too few entries are received, judges reserve the right to declare no winner. 

For more information, call (508) 771-3915.

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