Lakeland Community College in Kirtland, Ohio is holding its 27th Annual Poetry Contest with a deadline of Friday, April 18, 2014.
This year’s judge is John Repp, the award-winning poet, fiction writer, and essayist from Erie, Pennsylvania. Find his website here.
There are separate contest categories for high school students, Lakeland students and the general public. Submit one to three poems, no longer than two typed pages, to one of those categories.
Entrants should include a separate sheet with name, address, phone, category and titles of the poems. No personal information should appear on the poems themselves. Manuscripts will be returned if entrants supply a self-addressed stamped envelope. The competition is not open to Lakeland employees, but family members are welcome to submit.
Prizes in each category are $40 for first place, $25 for second place and $20 for third place.
There is an entry fee of $5, payable to Lakeland Community College.
Prizes and certificates will be presented at the awards ceremony at the Lakeland Library, C-3051, 7:00 p.m., on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Winners will be invited to read their work at the awards ceremony. Winning poems will be published online, with permission.
SEND SUBMISSIONS AND FEE TO:
Prof. Robert M. Coughlin B-2051
Lakeland Community College
7700 Clocktower Drive
Kirtland, Ohio 44094-5198