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Contact: Christopher Derman, 239-695-1165
April is National Poetry Month and what better way to celebrate than with a poetry contest? Big Cypress National Preserve invites submissions for the first annual Big Cypress National Preserve poetry contest. Participants are encouraged to explore the Preserve, and write about their experiences.
Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, and poems will be displayed on the Preserve website, and Facebook page throughout the months of April and May. Winners will be selected by the staff of Big Cypress National Preserve by April 20.
Poems must be single spaced.
Poems must be 12-point font.
Poems may be written in any format.
Poems must be submitted by April 15.
Poet can submit up to three poems.
Poems must be original and unpublished.
Poems cannot exceed two-pages (title page does not count toward this limit).
Poem must be subject related to natural or cultural history of South Florida.
Poems must include a title page with: Name of poem, name of poet, contact address, email and phone number.
Please mail poems to:
Big Cypress National Preserve- Oasis Visitor Center
52105 Tamiami Trail East
Ochopee, FL 34141
ATTN: Poetry Contest
Or, email your poetry to:e-mail us
For additional information, please contact the Big Cypress Swamp Welcome center at 239-695-4758.