Denver County Fair - Poetry Contest
Summer Short Poems of 10 lines or less.
Brevity is key. Keep it short and strong. Or light and less.
Contest is open to Colorado residents. Poetry submissions may be any style and subject —but no longer than 10 lines (title not included). Poems must be previously unpublished and have not received awards in other competitions. One poem per entry fee. Multiple submissions accepted. Submissions are judged by a panel of literary professionals. All judging is blind.
One Category: Adult (ages 18 and over)
Include your name, address, telephone number and confirmation number (proof of payment - $3 entry fee).
Attach the poem in a Word Document or paste in the body of your email.
• First Place: Blue Ribbon + Lighthouse Writers Workshop Gift Certificate + Tattered Cover Gift Token + $20 + featured in Poetry Performance
• Second Place: Red Ribbon + Tattered Cover Gift Token + featured in Poetry Performance
• Third Place: White Ribbon + Tattered Cover Gift Token + featured in Poetry Performance
• Finalists: Featured in Poetry Performance
Winning poems will be on display at the Denver County Fair, July 31 - August 2, 2015, and winners and finalists are invited to read their poems at the Denver County Fair Poetry Performance on Sunday, August 2, 2015.
Poem Entry Deadline: July 15, 2015
Finalists Announced: July 29, 2015 by email
Winners Announced: Friday, July 31, 2015 at the Denver County Fair
Winning Poems Displayed at the Denver County Fair, July 31 - August 2, 2015
Winners & Finalists Poetry Performance: Sunday, August 2, 2015