Odes to 4-legged friends… Kids to Write Sonnets to Spaniels, Prose for Persian Cats
April marks the 14th anniversary of National Poetry Month. Budding Emily Dickinsons and Edgar Allan Poes can participate in the 3rd annual “Paws for Poetry” Contest (PawsforPoetry.org). To enter, children ages 5-12 write a poem and provide a photo of t heir favorite animal friend. The contest is co-sponsored by kids’ virtual field trip Website: MeetMeA tTheCorner.org and FlashlightPress.com.
Original poems of any length may be submitted in one of two categories: Group One (ages 5-9) and Group Two (ages 10-12). One grand prize winner in each category will receive a $50.00 Amazon.com gift card. Two runners-up in each category will receive a $25.00 Amazon.com gift card. Children’s author, poet , and Iraqi war veteran Thad Krasnesky, writer of the upcoming book “That Cat Can’t Stay” (Flashligh t Press, 2010) is the contest judge. Krasnesky will also be providing winners with signed copies of his new book.
Winning poems and pet photos will also be highlighted in an upcoming Meet Me at the Corner video podcast, videotaped at New Y or k’s Angellicle Cat Rescue Center.
All submissions should be mailed to “Paws for Poetry” Contest , c/o Meet Me at the Corner, 20 West Del Norte, Colorado Springs, CO 80907. Deadline is April 15, 2010.