WCCOA welcoming entries for 14th Annual Poetry Contest

Press Staff Writer

        The Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. (WCCOA) has issued a call for entries for this year’s poetry contest.
        Any Wood County resident 50 years of age or older may participate. Submissions will be accepted Tuesday, Jan. 21 through Friday, March 27 at 4 p.m.
        Poems should share stories based on the theme of “Persistence.” Contest organizers are looking for poetry that in some way celebrates the heart and soul of Wood County citizens as they continue to celebrate their lives.
        Entries must be submitted in English, double spaced, in a 12-point Times New Roman font, and not be longer than one page.
        Submissions must be entirely the entrant’s own work and never previously published, online or offline.
        All styles of poems are acceptable but they must be originals. Any plagiarized short stories and poems will be disqualified.
        Two entries will be accepted per person. Intent to submit will not be accepted. Poems must have a title and include the poet’s name, address and phone number.
        Mail entries to the WCCOA Program Department, 305 North Main St., Bowling Green, OH 43402 or email programs@wccoa.net.
        Winners will be selected by a Bowling Green State University writing professor. All poems entered will be available for reading in a loosely bound edition.
        Winning poems will be announced on Friday, April 24 on the WCCOA Facebook page, www.facebook.com/wccoa. They will also be posted on the WCCOA blog, woodcountycommitteeonaging@blogspot.com.
        The grand prize award will be a $50 gift card. Prizes are sponsored by Bowling Green Manor & Bowling Green Care Center.
        For details about WCCOA programs and services, contact the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc., at
419- 353-5661, 800-367-4935 or www.wccoa.net.


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