poetry contest for DC/MD/VA residents
- Deadline: March 11, 2011.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.