PALMDALE – The city of Palmdale is hosting its fourth “Walk on Words” poetry contest, which will culminate with the winning poem being stamped in concrete at Legacy Commons for Active Seniors.
The contest is free and open to all ages.
Poems must be original compositions written by the submitting poet and no more than 12 lines long, including title, with a maximum of 35 characters per line, including spaces. Poems must relate to the contest’s theme, which is “generations.”
All poems must be submitted by Aug. 31 on the city website – www.cityofpalmdale.org/walkonwords.
“Create a family-friendly, generations themed poem and you may be the next winner and have your work stamped in concrete at Legacy Commons,” said Palmdale’s Recreation and Culture Director Keri Smith.
Poems will be judged based on suitability, originality, creativity and artistic quality. They must be original compositions written by the submitting poet.
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.
The winner will be notified by phone or email and announced at a public unveiling at Legacy Commons for Active Seniors on Oct. 1.
For more information, call 661-267-5611.