Poetry Contest Begins March 1st!

February 25, 2013 at 10:26 pm | Posted in Events, Poetry | Leave a comment
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Poetry Contest Begins March 1!

To celebrate National Poetry Month in April the library is hosting  a poetry contest.  All current students are welcome to enter.  Finalists will have a chance to have their poems published and get to do a formal reading of their work in April.  The contest ends at midnight on Monday, April 8.

To submit your work for consideration send an email to reference@morton.edu with your full name, email address and your Morton Student ID number (located on your class schedule or id card).  Please include your poem in the body of the email and not as an attachment.  For all official rules please see below:

Morton Library Poetry Contest March 2013 Official Rules

  1. All entries must be original, unpublished work of students currently enrolled at Morton College.
  2. Morton College retains the right to publish in print and online all submitted works.
  3. All poems must be submitted via email to reference@morton.edu by midnight C.S.T on Monday, April 8.
  4. All emailed entries must also include the student’s full name, email address and Morton Student ID Number.
  5. Works are limited to 500 words.  Students are limited to 3 submissions.
  6. All poems will be judged anonymously.  Winners will be selected by a panel of judges.
  7. All winning poems will be published on the library website.  Finalists will be invited to share their work at a reading in the library in April.  The First Place Winner will receive a check for $100; the Second Place Winner will receive a check for $50 and the Third Place Winner will receive a check for $25.

If you have any further questions, email the library at reference@morton.edu or ask at the Reference Desk.


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