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Annual Contest Information
  • Contest is free and open April 1-30, 2018 to all ages
  • Poems must relate to the contest's theme, Palmdale History
  • Poems must be no more than 8 lines long, including title, with a maximum of 25 characters per line, including spaces
  • Poems must be original compositions written by the submitting poet
  • Poems must be family-friendly
  • Poems must be submitted online using this page
  • The winning poem will be unveiled during a public ceremony, date and location to be announced.
Walk on Words Annual Poetry Contest

Craft your poem about Palmdale History, and enter it for a chance to see it stamped in concrete!

Online poem entry will be available April 1-30, 2018

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 8 lines long (including title, if applicable) with a maximum of 25 characters including spaces per line. Poems must include the theme “Palmdale History.” 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: April 1-30, 2018. 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. Decisions: All decisions made by the judges are final. Copyright: The author retains all copyrights to the submitted poem. 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 at a ceremony, date and time to be determined. 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. Children age 12 and under must have parental permission to enter the contest. Legal: No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.
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