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Student Poetry Contest Calls for One More Day

Student writers can press rewind or fast forward on their lives to win cash prizes in this year’s Escambia County Student Poetry Contest.  “One More Day,” the 2014  theme, offers endless opportunities for creativity, says Susan Lewis, contest director.
The annual contest, sponsored by West Florida Literary Federation, culminates in April, National Poetry Month. Any Escambia County student in grade 1-12 who is enrolled in public, private, or home school programs may enter.
According to Lewis, successful poems are a “product of the student’s own experience, observations and world. Winning poems use imagery, sensory impressions and vivid language to express original thoughts.”
The twenty-four winners in six grade categories will read their poems at Books A Million, 6235 North Davis, Pensacola, Saturday, April 26 at 2 p.m. First, second and third place winners receive cash prizes. Honorable mention winners receive gift cards. Winning poems are published by West Florida Literary Federation, and student poets are later honored at the book’s launch. Winners receive a complimentary copy of the book which includes their published poems.
Submissions must be typed on 8 ½  x 11 paper, attached to an official entry form and submitted to the Main Library, Children’s Department, 200 West Gregory St., Pensacola by 3 p.m., Friday, March 28. Entry forms are available at the Office of School Choice, in the Home School Office, 30 East Texar Drive, Pensacola; from English/Language Arts teache­­rs; on online at or There is no submission fee. For more information, e-mail Susan Lewis at
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