poetry contest for NY state students, grades 9-12
- N HONOR OF OUR ELDERS . . . .
A poetry contest for New York State high school students
sponsored by the Linden Center for Creativity and Aging at the
Ithaca College Gerontology Institute
New York State students in grades 9-12 are invited to submit up to three poems each on the theme "In Honor of Our Elders": works which celebrate family members, friends or role models who have reached the age of 60 or beyond. Poems may be any length, and must be submitted in a single Word document online using the form form at the bottom of this Web page. Deadline for entries is midnight, June 15, 2009.
Winners will be chosen by a panel of judges affiliated with Ithaca College and will be invited to read their poems at the Gerontology Institute's reception on campus as part of the Finger Lakes Literary Festival to be held in Ithaca during October
First Prize: $300
Second Prize: $200
Third Prize: $100
Two Honorable Mentions: $50 each
For more information contact Ithaca College Professorin Writing, Katharyn Howd Machan at <machan(at)ithaca.edu> (replace (at) with @)
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