Senior center holds poetry contest PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 08 February 2014 10:20
The Wood County Committee on Aging (WCCOA) invites older adults in Wood County to submit their creative, original poems for the seventh annual poetry contest, with the theme "Life's Moments."
The contest was designed to showcase the talents of Wood County seniors through acknowledgement and publications of their poems.
The poems will be placed on the WCCOA blog ( for the world to see. Voting for the winning poem will take place at all senior center sites in the county and via the blog site.
A video of the winning poem will be placed on the WCCOA website and Facebook page.
The first and second prize winners will receive gift cards of $50 and $25, respectively.
Entry rules are listed below:
The contest is open to Wood County residents age 50 and over.
The final date to submit poetry is March 21.
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 is the limit. Poems are to be one page and based on the 2014 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. Or, email entries to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Entries will be judged by a Bowling Green State University writing professor and BGSU gerontology students.
The event is sponsored by Sunset Retirement Communities & Ashanti Hospice.
All awards and poems will be presented at 4 p.m. on April 29 at the annual banquet at the county senior center in Bowling Green. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. Reservations are required by 2 p.m. on April 294. Donation for dinner is $4 for those 60 and over and $7 for those under 60.
For more information, call the WCCOA Programs Department at 419-353-5661 or 1-800-367-4935.

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