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    Bethesda Poetry Contest https://bethesdawritingcontests.submittable.com/submit/17846 Deadline: February 15, 2013 Awards First place: $500, published on The
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      Bethesda Poetry Contest
      https://bethesdawritingcontests.submittable.com/submit/17846
      Deadline: February 15, 2013

      Awards
      First place: $500, published on The Writer's Center's "First Person Plural" blog, and a free class and membership to The Writer's Center.
      Second Place: $250
      Third Place: $150

      All winners will be published on the Bethesda Urban Partnership Web site and honored at a special event during the Bethesda Literary Festival, held April 19-21, 2013.

      Requirements
      Poems cannot be more than 21 lines of text. Do not double space your entry. Only one entry per person. Your poem must be your original work and must be currently unpublished. Any poems containing material that is obscene or objectionable will be disqualified.

      Eligibility
      Open to residents of Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. who are 18 or older at the time of the entry deadline. Current and former employees, contractors, directors, and officers of the Bethesda Urban Partnership (BUP) and their immediate family members are ineligible. Current students, relatives, or close personal friends of the judge(s) are also ineligible.

      Judging
      The judge for this contest is former Maryland poet laureate and current professor at the University of Maryland Department of English: Creative Writing, Michael Collier.

      Notification
      Winners will be contacted by April 1, 2013.

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

      Questions? Please email poetryATbethesdaDOTorg or call 301-215-6660, Ext. 142.

      For more information, please visit www.bethesda.org.
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