14th ANNUAL LAREDO POETRY FESTIVAL
Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Multipurpose Room,Joe A. Guerra Laredo Public Library (1120 E. Calton Rd.)
• “Fulfilling a dream” is the central theme for 14th Annual Poetry Festival.
• Or the theme can be any topic you may want to write about.
Rules of Participation:
• Poems must be original; plagiarized poems will be disqualified.
• Poems may be written in any format.
• Poems should be no longer than 2 pages, double-spaced.
• Submit 2 copies of your poem, 1 with no name on it.
• Only one entry per individual person will be accepted; no co-authors of a poem will be accepted.
• No poem will be accepted through fax.
• The application form needs to be filled out.
• The parents or legal guardian will fill out the Release Form for students under 18.
• English or Spanish.
• Students from LISD, UISD, private schools, and home schooling.
• Adults 18 and over.
• Divide all contestants by age and grade level.
• The deadline for submitting poems is Monday, March 6, 2017 by 6:00 p.m. at the Laredo Public Library (Main branch).
• 3-7 judges in each group will review all poems received & select the top 3 winners and 1-3 honorable mention recipients.
• The top 3 winners in each group will read their poems and receive prizes and gift bags on Saturday, April 22, 2017.
• Honorable Mentions will receive the gift bags and option to read their poems.
• All participants will receive certificates of participation.
• Publish the winners’ poems.
• Continue the Poetry Festival every year as a local educational activity.
Rules | http://www.laredolibrary.org/Resources/PoetryRules.doc
Application | http://www.laredolibrary.org/Resources/PoetryApp.doc
Parent Release | http://www.laredolibrary.org/Resources/PoetryRelease.doc
Diocese of Laredo Catholic Schools
Friends of the Library
Laredo Community College
Laredo Independent School District
Laredo Public Libraries
Texas A & M International University
United Independent School District
Who is it for?All ages – Family
Tickets : How to get tickets?
At the door: If available. – call & check if available
WHEN & WHERE
Date & Time: Saturday, April 22, 2017 | 20:00 PM to Saturday, April 22, 2017 | 21:00 PM
Venue & Address : Laredo Public Library & 1120 E Calton Rd, Laredo, TX 78041 United States
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