7th Annual Peace Poetry Contest call for submissions

Veterans for Peace Gainesville announces its 7th Annual Alachua County Peace Poetry Contest, where all students, grades K–12, are encouraged to submit one original poem focusing on the idea of peace and social justice.

The deadline for submitting a poem to the contest is March 21.

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A panel of English graduate students from the University of Florida, led by Dr. Sidney Wade, will judge the poems. Winners will be published in the 2016 Peace Poetry Book and asked to recite their poem at the public Peace Poetry Reading in May at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Gainesville. Winners will also receive valuable gift certificates to a local bookstore.

If your student(s) want(s) to submit a poem to this year’s Peace Poetry Contest, the deadline for submissions is March 21. Poems can be submitted via email to vfppeacepoetrycontest@gmail.com or via mail to: VFP Peace Poetry Contest, 2115 NW 7th Lane, Gainesville, Florida, 32603.

Submissions must include (1) the poet’s name, (2) grade level and school, and (3) two preferred methods of contact for the parent/guardian and/or teacher (e-mail, phone number and/or mailing address).

For more information, please email vfppeacepoetrycontest@gmail.com, or call Sheila Payne at 352-373-3435 or 831-334-0117, or visit vfpgainesville.org.

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