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JURIED POETRY CONTEST

Entries may be submitted in one of the following two categories:

  1. POETRY (TEXT ONLY)
    This category is for original works of poetry submitted in text-only format, as if for publication in a book or magazine. Entries should reflect the contest theme, "Hayward: Past, Present, and Future." Winners  will be selected in each of three age groups:
    • Child (ages 5-11),
    • Youth (ages 12-17)
    • Adult (18 and up)

  2. GRAPHIC (TEXT+DESIGN)
    This category is for original works of poetry-inspired graphic design submitted as fully rendered graphic images in electronic format, as if for printing on a large road sign or billboard that can be viewed from a distance. This category is open to all ages. Entries should reflect the contest theme, "Hayward: Past, Present, and Future," and must clearly convey poetic expression through the use of incorporated text. Entries must conform exactly to the format and dimensions specified in the Graphic Specifications

    View the Graphic Specifications
Read the Contest Rules before you submit
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