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Contest Information
  • Contest is free and open September 12 - October 12, 2016 to all ages
  • Poems must relate to the contest's theme, Parks Make Life Better
  • Poems must be family friendly and themed around Parks Make Life Better
  • Poems must be original compositions written by the submitting poet
  • Poems must be no more than 12 lines long, including title, with a maximum of 35 characters per line, including spaces
  • Poem must be submitted online using this page
  • Poem will be unveiled during a public ceremony at Marie Kerr Park, date to be announced.
Walk on Words Submissions Closed
Craft your poem about how parks make life better, and enter it for a chance to see it stamped in concrete at Marie Kerr Park!
RULES
Eligibility
: The Walk on Words Poetry Contest is open to all ages, no previous experience or publication necessary. Poems must be no more than 12 lines (including title if applicable) with a maximum of 35 characters including spaces per line. Poems must include the theme “Parks Make Life Better.” The poem must be the original work of the entrant. All submissions become the property of the City of Palmdale and may be published in print and/or on the City’s website. All entries must be submitted electronically at www.cityofpalmdale.org/WalkOnWords. Entrants must complete the entry form in its entirety to qualify. Contest Dates: September 12-October 12, 2016. Selection: Poems will be judged on originality, creativity, and artistic quality. Poems containing profanity, vulgarity or offensive material, and/or poems that do not meet the requirements for line limitation and theme will be disqualified. Winner: The winner will be selected from all qualified entries, and the winning poem will be stamped in concrete at Marie Kerr Park. Decisions: All decisions made by the judges are final. Copyright: The author retains all copyrights to the submitted poem. The winning poem will be published with the copyright notice intact. By entering the contest, entrant consents to the publication of his/her poem in any medium employed by the City. Notification: Winner will be notified by phone or email, and will be announced publicly and unveiled at Marie Kerr Park. Names of the winner(s) and their respective poems may appear on the City’s website. Privacy Policy: The City collects personal information for the purpose of notifying contest winners only. All information submitted is confidential, used solely for notification purposes and will not be made public. The City does not lease, sell, or share personal information. Minor children must have parental permission to enter the contest. Legal: No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.
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