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2021 Voices of Lincoln Poetry Contest
April 1 @ 6:00 am
The 17th Annual Voices of Lincoln Poetry Contest officially begins in April, as part of the celebration of National Poetry Month. The theme of this year’s contest is “If Life Were A Game Show, What Would Poets Say?” The five (5) new contest categories, selected from the names of popular TV game shows, include the following: “Let’s Make A Deal” “To Tell The Truth” “The Price Is Right” “Family Feud” “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.” Poets may submit a maximum of three poems, no more than one in each of three of the five contest categories.
Everyone is encouraged to enter the contest. Poets do not have to live in Lincoln, CA to be eligible. There is no entry fee. Young Poets, 18-years of age or under, are encouraged to submit poems and will compete in a special “Young Poets” category.
The “Rules and Entry Form” can be downloaded from the following website:
https://friendsofthelincolnlibrary.org/voices-of-lincoln-poetry-contest/ or blog: https://slolowe44.blogspot.com/2021/03/2021-voices-of-lincoln-poetry-contest.html. All poems must be received no later than Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at the address on the Entry Form.
Winners will read their poems on Sunday, October 10, 2021, at the Voices of Lincoln Special Event to be held at the Lincoln Library in Lincoln, CA, if health conditions allow the event to be held. Those who are unable to attend the event will have their poem(s) read by a member of the Poets Club of Lincoln. Winners will receive a commemorative chapbook of the winning poems.