Stafford - posted Aug, 03 2012
The Stafford Library and the Stafford Arts Commission are sponsoring a poetry contest for youth ages 6 to 16 and adults of all ages at the Commission’s 7th annual “Autumn in the Park” - Fine Arts Festival on Sept. 22 in Hyde Park, Stafford Springs.Each poet/entrant must submit 3 original poems. Poems are to be submitted to the Stafford Library at 10 Levinthal Run, Stafford, CT by Friday, September 14th before the library closes. All poems must be no more than 40 lines long, contain no explicit words and have content appropriate for all ages. The poetry will be judged by a panel selected by the Arts Commission. Winners will be notified prior to the event and expected to recite their winning poems at Autumn in the Park on Sept. 22 between the hours of 1 to 2 p.m. Prizes will be received after the recitation.People interested in participating must complete an application form and submit 2 copies of each poem submitted. At least one copy must have contact information.Applications can be obtained at the Stafford Library and also downloaded from the Town of Stafford website www.staffordct.org and the Arts Commission Facebook page.