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Poetry Contest Prizes to Include Signed Copies of Kansas Poet Laureate�??s Book

KSCB News - April 13, 2015 9:36 pm

Liberal, Kans.— Prizes for first-place winners in the poetry contest sponsored by the English Department at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School will included a signed copy of The Afterlives of Trees by Kansas Poet Laureate Wyatt Townley, who is judging the contest.

Entries will be accepted until midnight April 15 in the contest, which features two categories. The open category is for anyone ages 14 through adult who lives in Seward County or a bordering county. The scholarship category is open to high school juniors and seniors in Kansas or in out-of-state counties bordering Seward.

Prizes in the open category are $25, a signed copy of The Afterlives of Trees and other prizes for first place; $15 and other prizes for second; and $10 and other prizes for third. In addition, the judge may select honorable mention recipients, who will receive certificates and be invited to read at the Poetry Coffee House.

In the scholarship category, first place will receive a $100 scholarship to SCCC/ATS, a signed copy of The Afterlives of Trees, $25 in cash, and other prizes. Second place will be awarded a $100 scholarship, $15 in cash, and other prizes. Third prize is $15, plus other prizes.

The contest and Poetry Coffee House are being held in conjunction with National Poetry Month in April.

Entries will be judged on originality, quality, skillful use of language and poetic devices, and freedom from errors. Entries may be hand-delivered to SCCC/ATS, mailed, or emailed. An official entry form must accompany each submission. Complete rules and an entry form are available on the college web site at www.sccc.edu . (On the home page under SCCC News and Events, click on more, scroll down and click on Poetry Coffee House, then on Poetry Contest Rules.) Rules and entry forms may also be picked up in the Humanities Office at SCCC/ATS.

The deadline for hand-delivered entries is 4:30 p.m. April 15. The deadline for emailed entries is midnight April 15.

For more information, or to request an entry form and a complete list of the rules, contact Janice Northerns at 620-417-1456 620-417-1456 or [email protected] .

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