Monday, January 13, 2014

Poetry Contest, 2014

This year's poetry contest theme is "Life's Moments." The poetry contest is currently in its seventh year. It was designed to promote the talents of Wood County residents through acknowledgement and the publication of their poems. The contest includes a reception developed to honor the entrants and include their family members. The poems will be placed here on the blog for the world to view. Voting will take place from selected community members, via the blog site. A video of the winning poem will be placed on our website and Facebook page.

Sponsored by: Sunset Retirement Communities & Ashanti Hospice

Entry Rules
Who Can Participate: Open to Wood County residents age 50 and over.
Opening Date for Submission: Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Closing Date: Friday, March 21, 2014
Entries Must Be: In English, double spaced, in a 12 point Times New Roman font or hand written. Entries must be entirely your own work and never previously published, online or offline. Two entries per person and intent to submit will not be accepted. Poems are to be one page and based on  the theme, "Life's Moments." All poems are to express the uniqueness of our journey in life. Submissions must have name, address, phone number, email and date of submission.
Submit Poems To: The Program Department at the Wood County Committee on Aging, 305 N. Main St., Bowling Green, Ohio. Also, email your entry to
Judging: Entries will be judged by a BGSU Writing Professor and BGSU gerontology students.
The Prizes: 1st Place - $50 gift card, 2nd Place - $25 gift card.

All winners will be featured on our blog. All awards and poems will be presented at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at our annual banquet at the Wood County Senior Center, 305 N. Main St. Bowling Green. dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. Reservations are required by 2 p.m. on April 29, 2014. Donation for dinner is $4 for those 60 and over and $7 for those under 60. For more information, contact the Programs Department at (419) 353-5661 or (800) 367-4935.