Entries wanted for Earth Day poetry contest

Entries wanted for Earth Day poetry contest

Calling poetic word spinners of all ages. The Sooke Region Earth Day Celebration has organized a poetry competition that will be adjudicated by celebrated Sooke region poet Wendy Morton.

Participants are invited to email Morton their best 10 lines (maximum) by the deadline of April 15. Entries must be inspired by one of the competition’s two themes: 1. Any earth and environment-related subject the poet chooses; or 2. A poem based on the international Earth Day 2018 theme of plastic reduction.

Depending on their age, poets can enter either the children/youth (under 16) or adult categories. There is no cost to participate. Everyone is welcome to be as serious or funny, sober or romantic, idealistic/hopeful or grim/pessimistic as they wish.

Poems should be emailed to Wendy Morton c/o wendymorton@shaw.ca. Her best-in-competition picks will be read at the Planet Earth Party on the evening of April 22 at the Sooke Community Hall. Prizes will be awarded in all categories.