CALL FOR ENTRIES: The History of Sonoma County
A Poetry Contest for Adults and Youth
Deadline for entry: May 1, 2017
SCA announces a poetry contest, entitled "The History of Sonoma County" which invites local writers to submit poems about the history of Sonoma County. Poems selected from this contest will be displayed at Sebastopol Center for the Arts and winners will be invited to attend and read their winning poem at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts on June 10. The contest juror is Sonoma County Poet Laureate, Iris Jamahl Dunkle. Dunkle is the author of two poetry collections, Gold Passage (2013) and There's a Ghost in this Machine of Air (2015).
The entry deadline is Monday, May 1, 2017. Youth, teens and adults are invited to submit their work and may submit up to three entries per contestant. The fee for adults is $8 for members of the Sebastopol Center for the Arts, $10 for non-members, and $5 for youth entries age 18 and under.
One juror will select the winning entries.
Three Winners will be selected in each of the following categories: Youth (K-5), Junior High (6-8), High School (9-12), Adult
Winners will read their poems at a reception June 10, 7:30pm,
Winning entries will be displayed at SCA
First place winners in all categories will each be awarded a $50 prize, Second place winners will receive a $25 prize and Third place winner will receive a $15 prize.
Winning entries may be published in SCA's "QuARTerly" and on the website.
Entries are online only to be uploaded at: www.jotform.com
All entries must be original, unpublished, and not previously exhibited or read at SCA.
All entries must be submitted in a font no smaller than 12 pt. Times New Roman (or equivalent).
Each entry must be submitted in a Word Doc or PDF file, on a single 8½ x 11" page, with margins no less than 1 inch around.
Writers may submit a maximum of 3 entries.
Writers must submit two copies of each entry, one blind copy (without any author identification for judging), and a second copy identifying the author and city of residency for display.
Each entry must be named as follows: lastname.firstname.1name and lastname.firstname.noname (for the copy without a name.)
Smith.Amy.1name and Smith.Amy.1noname
Smith.Amy.2name and Smith.Amy.2noname
Smith.Amy.3name and Smith.Amy.3noname
Due to volume considerations, a literary panel may prescreen entries.
Deadlines & Fees:
Entries must be submitted online by May 1, 2017.
Sebastopol Center for the Arts members: $8 per entry (membership is $40 annually).
Non-members: $10 per entry.
Youth age 18 and under $5 per entry.
Winners will be notified by May 25.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or 707-829-4797 or visit www.sebarts.org