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2013 Poetry Winners Announced

image003The seventeenth Annual Regional Poetry Contest sponsored by the Caroline, Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne’s, and Talbot County Arts Councils will present this year’s winners with cash awards at the Church Hill Theatre in Church Hill, Maryland on Thursday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m. There were more than 100 contest entries this year, including a wide representation of styles and topics and age groups.

The contest was established in 1997 to recognize and encourage emerging and established writers. Since its inception, over 3,100 entries have been received. This year’s contest judge Meredith Davies Hadaway is the author of two poetry collections, The River is a Reason and Fishing Secrets of the Dead. She has received four Pushcart nominations and two fellowships from the Virginia Center for Creative Arts as well as a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award. She has published in many literary journals and is a book reviewer for Poetry International and poetry editor for The Summerset Review. Hadaway holds an MFA in poetry from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is vice president for college relations and marketing at Washington College in Chestertown.

2013 Poetry Contest Winners

CHILDREN/YOUTH – GRADES 1 – 8

1. “The Shape of My Heart,” Tatjana Knight of Talbot County, St. Michaels Middle/High School
2. “Wasted,” Tyler Bonner of Queen Anne’s County, Centreville Middle School
3. “I’m # 2,” Camden Harrison of Talbot County, Tilghman Elementary School
Honorable Mention. “Happiness,” Eve Yacopino of Talbot County, Tilghman Elementary School

STUDENTS – GRADES 9 – 12
1. “Where I’m From,” Alexis Welch of Queen Anne’s County, Gunston Day School
2. “Lights Off,” Andrew Short of Kent County, Gunston Day School
3. “Grey Coat,” Olivia Keene of Talbot County, Gunston Day School

ADULTS – AGES 18 – 59
1. “Recessional,” Samantha Pitts of Talbot County
2. “The Violinist,” Gina Ciardi of Talbot County
3. “Poor Girl Haiku,”Cynthia Thomas of Caroline County
Honorable Mention. “The Whole World Watches,” Samantha Pitts of Talbot County

SENIORS – OVER 60
1. “From Far Off,” Alex Johnson of Queen Anne’s County
2. “In Time,” Nick Andes of Talbot County
3. “Lacy Ties,” Michael Potts of Queen Anne’s County
Honorable Mention. “November 1963,” Suzanne Gregory of Caroline County

 

16th Annual Eastern Shore Regional Poetry Contest Underway

Each year more than 200 poems are entered in the Upper Eastern Shore’s Regional Poetry contest. This event is unique to the area and offers an excellent opportunity for aspiring and accomplished poets to have their work judged by working writers and to read to an audience. Teachers are encouraged to incorporate the contest into classroom studies and to submit student work for the contest. Now in its 16th year, this annual event is presented by the Caroline, Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot County Arts Councils.

Cash prizes of $100, $50, and $25 dollars are awarded for first, second, and third place in each of four categories: children / youth (grades 1-8), students (grades 9-12), adults (ages 18-59) and seniors (ages 60+). In addition to the cash awards, winners enjoy a public reception at the Church Hill Theatre where they can recite their winning poems.

Entrants must be residents, students, or employees in the participating counties. They may not submit previously published or award winning poems. Staff members of the participating arts councils are not eligible. Winners will be notified no later than the second week of April. Full details and rules are available with each entry form.

This year’s contest judge is Ellen Wise. Wise received the 2011 Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award and the 2009 Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation Creative Fellowship in Poetry. She attended the 2011 Breadloaf Writers Conference and is a Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Fellow. Her poem sequence, Ventriloquist Acts of God, set to music by American Classical composer Adolphus Hailstork, has been performed widely including at the Manhattan School of Music and in Auvillar, France. She received honorable mention in the 2011 Delmarva Review short story competition and was semi-finalist for the Pablo Neruda Prize in Poetry. Her poems have appeared in numerous literary journals. She serves as board member for Perugia Press, a national prize-winning publisher of emerging women poets. She lives with her husband Fred in Galena, Maryland.

The deadline for submission is March 1, 2012. Deliver entry forms with poems to the Queen Anne’s County Arts Council by the deadline or send with postmark by March 1 to 206 S. Commerce St., Centreville, MD 21617. Late entries are not accepted and an official entry form is required for contest consideration. Entry forms are available through the participating local Arts Councils: Caroline 410-479-1009, Cecil 410-392-5740, Kent 410-778-1149, Queen Anne’s 410-758-2520, and Talbot 410-310-9812.

The Queen Anne’s County Arts Council is a nonprofit organization committed promoting, expanding and sustaining the arts by connecting artists to audiences and the community to the arts. Visit them on the web: www.arts4u.info The Centre receives support through a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.

15th Annual Eastern Shore Regional Poetry Contest Underway

Each year more than 200 poems are entered in the Upper Eastern Shore’s Regional Poetry contest. Now in its 15th year, the contest invites both experienced and beginning writers to submit entries to this exciting annual event which is presented by the Caroline, Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot County Arts Councils.

Cash prizes of $100, $50, and $25 dollars are awarded for first, second, and third place in each of four categories: children / youth (grades 1-8), students (grades 9-12), adults (ages 18-59) and seniors (ages 60+). In addition to the cash awards, winners enjoy a public reception where they can recite their winning poems.

This event is unique to the area and offers an excellent opportunity for aspiring and accomplished poets to have their work judged by working writers and to read to an audience. Teachers are encouraged to incorporate the contest into classroom studies and to submit student work for the contest.

Entrants must be residents, students, or employees in the participating counties. They may not submit previously published or award winning poems. Staff members of the participating arts councils are not eligible. Winners will be notified no later than the second week of April. Full details and rules are available with each entry form.

The deadline for submission is March 1, 2011. Deliver entry forms with poems to the Queen Anne’s County Arts Council by February 28 or send with postmark by March 1 to 206 S. Commerce St., Centreville, MD 21617. An entry form is required for contest consideration. Entry forms are available through the participating local Arts Councils: Caroline 410-479-1009, Cecil 410-392-5740, Kent 410-778-1149, Queen Anne’s 410-758-2520, and Talbot 410-310-9812.

The Queen Anne’s County Arts Council is a nonprofit organization committed promoting, expanding and sustaining the arts. Visit them on the web: www.arts4u.info The Centre receives support through a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.

14th Annual Poetry Contest Underway

Each year more than 200 poems are entered in the Upper Eastern Shore’s Regional Poetry contest.  Now in its 14th year, the contest invites both experienced and beginning writers to submit entries to this exciting annual event which is presented by the Caroline, Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot County Arts Councils.

Cash prizes of $100, $50, and $25 dollars are awarded for first, second, and third place in each of four categories: children / youth (grades 1-8), students (grades 9-12), adults (ages 18-59) and seniors (ages 60+).  In addition to the cash awards, winners enjoy a public reception where they can recite their winning poems.

This event is unique to the area and offers an excellent opportunity for aspiring and accomplished poets to have their work judged by working writers and to read to an audience. Teachers are encouraged to incorporate the contest into classroom studies and to submit student work for the contest.

Entrants must be residents, students, or employees in the participating counties.  They may not submit previously published or award winning poems.  Staff members of the participating arts councils are not eligible.  Winners will be notified no later than the second week of April. Full details and rules are available with each entry form.

The deadline for submission is March 1, 2010.  Deliver entry forms with poems to the Queen Anne’s County Arts Council by February 28 or send with postmark by March 1. An entry form is required for contest consideration.  Entry forms are available through the participating local Arts Councils: Caroline 410-479-1009, Cecil 410-392-5740, Kent 410-778-3831, Queen Anne’s 410-758-2520, and Talbot 410-310-9812.

The Center for the Arts classes are designed to renew existing artistic interests, and to develop new skills. Registration materials are available at 206 South Commerce St. in Centreville, MD Tuesday through Friday from 9am to 5pm and Saturday from 10am to 2pm, or by calling 410.758.2520, online, www.arts4u.info, or request via email at exhibit@arts4u.info.  The Centre receives support through a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.

The Queen Anne’s County Arts Council, Inc., is a non-profit organization committed to promoting, expanding and sustaining the arts.  Visit us on the web at www.arts4u.info.