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    Deadline: March 11, 2011. http://www.bethesda.org/bethesda/poetry-contest Awards First Place: $500 Second Place: $250 Third Place: $150 Winners will be honored
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      Deadline: March 11, 2011.
      http://www.bethesda.org/bethesda/poetry-contest
      Awards
      First Place: $500
      Second Place: $250
      Third Place: $150
      Winners will be honored at a special event during the Bethesda Literary
      Festival, held April 15-17, 2011. Winning poems will also be posted on
      the Bethesda Urban Partnership Web site.

      Guidelines
      Poems cannot be more than 21 lines of text. Do not double space your
      entry. Only one entry per person. Poems must be original work. Poems
      containing material that is obscene or objectionable will be
      disqualified.

      Eligibility: Contest open to residents of Washington, D.C., Maryland
      or Virginia and are 18 or older at the time of entry. Current and
      former employees, contractors, and officers of Bethesda Urban
      Partnership, their immediate family members, and those living in the
      same domicile therewith are ineligible. Current students, relatives, or
      close friends of the judge are also ineligible.

      Requirements
      Submissions must be sent by email as Microsoft Word documents to
      <poetry(at)bethesda.org> (replace (at) with @ in sending e-mail). All
      entries must include a cover page with the author's full name, mailing
      address, phone number and email address. Submissions without this info
      will be disqualified.

      Copyright
      All entrants retain the copyrights that they have in the poems they
      submit, but by participating in this contest, all entrants grant
      Bethesda Urban Partnership (BUP) the rights, license, and ability to
      use and publish all submitted poems (in complete or excerpted form) on
      the BUP web site, on other Web sites and in other media.

      Judging
      The poetry contest will be juried by Michele Wolf.
      Michele Wolf is the author of Immersion, selected by Denise Duhamel for
      the Hilary Tham Capital Collection, published by The Word Works.
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