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Bethesda Poetry Contest

Deadline: February 7, 2020

Awards
Up to three Young Poets will receive a $75 prize.
All winners will be published on the Bethesda Urban Partnership Web site and honored at a special event during the Local Writer's Showcase, held April 16-17, 2020.

Requirements
Poems cannot be more than 21 lines of text. Do not double space your entry. Only one entry per person. Your poem must be your original work and must be currently unpublished. Any poems containing material that is obscene or objectionable will be disqualified.

Eligibility
Residents of Washington, D.C. and the select counties of Maryland (Montgomery, Prince George's, Howard and Frederick) and Virginia (Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William) are eligible. Current and former employees, contractors, directors, and officers of the Bethesda Urban Partnership (BUP) and their immediate family members are ineligible. Current students, relatives, or close personal friends of the judge(s) are also ineligible. Must be between 14-17 years old at the time of the entry deadline.
Only one entry per person.

Judge

TBD

 Notification
Winners will be contacted by March, 2020. 

 Copyright
All entrants retain the copyright rights that they have in the poems they submit, but by participating in this contest and submitting poems, all entrants grant Bethesda Urban Partnership (BUP) the right, license, and ability to use and publish all submitted poems (in complete form or in excerpted form) on the BUP Web site, on other Web sites, and in other media.

Questions? Please email poetry@bethesda.org or call 301-215-6660, Ext. 117.

For more information, please visit www.bethesda.org.

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