Poetry Contest Deadline Approaching

CLEARFIELD – The Joseph & Elizabeth Shaw Public Library want to remind youth that the 2008 poetry contest, which began on February 1 for students of the Clearfield Area School District, including St. Francis, Clearfield Missionary Alliance, and those that are home schooled, deadline for submitting poems is March 22 at 5 p.m.

Students wishing to enter are to write an original one-page poem on any subject that they wish. Poems may be either handwritten or computer generated, but must be on an 8 ½ x 11 inch paper. Participants also need to submit their name, age, address, phone number, grade and school on a separate piece of paper. Additionally, all poems must have a title.

The objective of the contest is to promote creative writing and an appreciation for the written word. The entries will be judged by a panel of three individuals and one winning poem per grade level will be selected. Each winner in the junior division will be notified by mail and a reception honoring the winning poets will be held in the latter part of April, which is National Poetry Month. The library will hold a Poetry Slam for the senior division participants and details will be released at a later date.

For more information and a complete set of contest guidelines is available at the library. For those needing more information, please call the library at 765-3271. The Shaw Public Library is open on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

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