Poetry contest for kids
VERMONT- In celebration of April as the Month of the Military Child, Military Kids Vermont is sponsoring a statewide poetry contest for kids from age 5 to 18. The deadline for entries is Friday, March 22.
Poems may be any length, format, or type but must address the theme “This is Our Land,” and the meaning of patriotism and the beauty of America. Entries may be typed or handwritten and while not required, poets also may illustrate their poem.
The best entry in each division (grades K-two, three-five, six-eight and nine-12) will receive a prize. The winners also will be invited to attend a special recognition ceremony on Tuesday, April 2, at the Statehouse in Montpelier to read their poems. The ceremony is part of the Month of the Military Child celebration, which will take place from 9:30 am to noon, and is open to all poetry contest participants and their families.
Entries will be accepted either by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail at Military Kids Vermont, attn: MOMC Poetry Contest, c/o The YMCA--Katelyn Irwin, 266 College Street, Burlington, VT 05401. Only entries that include a self-addressed, stamped envelope will be returned.
All entries must be original works and must include the poet’s name, age, grade, address, and phone number. Only one entry per individual is permitted. No military affiliation is required to enter the contest.
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