Friday, March 7, 2014

Announcing Lakeland Community College's 2014 Poetry Contest!

The 27th Annual 
Poetry Competition
For Students and Community Members

Category 1 – High School Students
            1st prize -- $40
            2nd prize -- $25
            3rd prize -- $20

Category 2 – Lakeland Students
            1st prize -- $40
            2nd prize -- $25
            3rd prize -- $20

Category 3 – General Public
            1st prize -- $40
            2nd prize -- $25
            3rd prize -- $20

  • There will be a $5.00 fee with your entry, payable to Lakeland Community College.
  • Submissions will be accepted until Friday, April 18, 2014.
  • Prizes and certificates will be presented at the awards ceremony at the Lakeland Library, C-3051, 7:00 p.m., on Tuesday, May 6, 2014.
  • Winners will be invited to read their work at the awards ceremony.
  • Winning poems will be published, with your permission, on the internet.

Each entrant will submit 1 to 3 poems to one category. No single poem should be longer than 2 typed pages. Entrants should include a separate sheet with name, address, phone, category, and titles of the poems. No personal information should appear on the poems themselves. Manuscripts will be returned if entrants supply a self-addressed stamped envelope. The competition is not open to Lakeland employees, but family members are welcome to submit.

This year’s judge is John Repp, the award-winning poet, fiction writer, and essayist from Erie, Pennsylvania. Click here for John Repp's Web Site.


Prof. Robert M. Coughlin  B-2051
Lakeland Community College
7700 Clocktower Drive
Kirtland, Ohio 44094-5198

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