PALMDALE –The city of Palmdale is accepting entries up until Oct. 12 for the 5th annual “Walk on Words” poetry contest, which will culminate with the winning poem being stamped in concrete at Marie Kerr Park.
The contest is free and open to all ages. This year’s theme is “Parks Make Life Better.”
Submitted poems must be family friendly and related to the theme. 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. Poems not meeting the requirements for line limitation will be disqualified.
“Find your inner poet and send us your poem that describes why parks make life better,” stated Palmdale’s Recreation and Culture Director Keri Smith. “You may end up as our next winner and have your work stamped in concrete at Marie Kerr Park.”
Poems will be judged based on suitability, originality, creativity and artistic quality. 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 Marie Kerr Park in November.
For more information on Palmdale’s 5th annual “Walk on Words” poetry contest, call 661-267-5611.
[Information via news release from the city of Palmdale.]