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‘Set Your Conscious Free’ Poetry Contest

April 1 - June 30

RULES

– Open to submissions: April 1
– Submission deadline: June 30
– 1 poem per person
– There is no fee to submit.
– Open to anyone ages 16 and up.
– Applications taken online or by mail and must include completed Entry Form. Incomplete forms may be disqualified. Mail to The Buttonwood Tree, P.O. Box 71, Middletown, CT 06457
– Original works only (no plagiarism)
– Do not write your name on the poem, only list on entry form
– Submissions in English only
– No offensive, vulgar or inappropriate language

Poems will be judged on:
– Clarity of meaning, accessibility
– Creative imagery and words
– Uniform structure (pick a style and stick with it)
– Move us, pique the emotion of reader
– Teach us something
– No published poems
– Length of 25 words to 250 words (poem title not included)
 
PRIZES AND AWARDS
Adults
– Winner $100. and Congratulatory ribbon
– 2nd Place – $50. and Congratulatory ribbon
– 3rd Place – $25. and Congratulatory ribbon
– Honorable Mentions – Congratulatory ribbon
 
Youth (17 and under)
– Winner $25. and Congratulatory ribbon
– 2nd Place – $15. and Congratulatory ribbon
– 3rd Place – $10. and Congratulatory ribbon
– Honorable Mentions – Congratulatory ribbon

Details

Start:
April 1
End:
June 30
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Venue

The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center
605 Main Street
Middletown, CT
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Phone:
(860) 347-4957

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