PALMDALE – The city of Palmdale is hosting its third annual “Walk on Words” poetry contest, which will culminate with the winning poem being stamped in concrete at DryTown Water Park.
The contest is free and open to all ages.
Poems must be original compositions written by the submitting poet, no more than 12 lines long, including title, with a maximum of 35 characters per line, including spaces.
All poems must be submitted online by Thursday, April 23, at www.cityofpalmdale.org/walkonwords.
“Craft a poem about summer fun and you could see your work stamped in concrete at the waterpark,” stated Palmdale’s Recreation and Culture Director Keri Smith. “Plus, the winner will win a family four-pack of DryTown season passes.”
Poems will be judged based on suitability, originality, creativity and artistic quality. They must be original compositions written by the submitting poet. Poems must be family friendly and themed around summer fun.
Poems not meeting the requirements for line limitation are automatically disqualified. Submissions containing profanity, vulgarity or offensive material are automatically disqualified. Complete rules and regulations are available at www.cityofpalmdale.org/walkonwords.
Winners will be announced at an unveiling event at DryTown on May 25, 2015.
“Who will be this year’s winner?” Smith added. “It could be you!”
For information on this contest, call 661-267-5611.
[Information via news release from the city of Palmdale.]