Third Annual Big Cypress Poetry Contest
April is National Poetry Month and what better way to celebrate than with a poetry contest? Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is held each April, when schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture.
Big Cypress National Preserve invites submissions for the third annual poetry contest. Participants are encouraged to explore the national preserve, and write about their experiences.
Artists, such as poets have been instrumental in bringing awareness of the significance and beauty of America's natural world to the people for over 200 years. Here is your chance to take part in this important and rewarding tradition!
Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place, and poems will be displayed on the Big Cypress National Preserve website, and Facebook page. Winners will be selected by the staff of Big Cypress National Preserve by May 1, 2015.
Entries will be judged on originality, creativity, and artistic merit. Decisions made by the judges are final.
Contest Entry Form (59 KB)
SUBMISSION & DEADLINE
Entries may be emailed by clicking here, or mailed to the following address:
Big Cypress National Preserve
For additional information, please call the poetry contest coordinator at 239-695-1165.