A citywide poetry contest will be held to select a poem for permanent display in Historic Mothers' Garden. WHEN:
Contest deadline is February 15, 2012
Submit one to three poems of no more than 15 lines for consideration on the topic of mothers or motherhood to contest judge Clare Banks (see complete guidelines and mailing address below).WHO:
Contest is open to residents of Baltimore City only.INFO:
In partnership with Smartish Pace
, Friends of Mothers' Garden offers a citywide poetry contest for Baltimore City residents. Electronic and paper submissions available. The winning poem will be engraved on a plaque and displayed in Mothers' Garden.
Mothers' Garden is a public park located at the northwest corner of Clifton Park in Baltimore, Maryland. Created in 1926 to honor all of Baltimore's mothers, the five-acre garden consisted of a rose-covered pergola, terraced flower beds, shaded walkways, benches, and a Japanese-style bridge spanning a lily pond with ornamental fish. This haven for mothers was presented to then Mayor Howard Jackson at a ceremony that attracted over 6,000 people.
Since 2010, the nonprofit organization Friends of Mothers' Garden (www.fomg.org
) has held a Mothers' Day event in the garden that is being restored through the work of volunteers. SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Submit one to three poems for consideration on the topic of mothers or motherhood. Poems must be previously unpublished and no longer than 15 lines. Deadline: February 15, 2012. Winning poem will be engraved on a plaque and put on permanent display in Mothers' Garden. Electronic and paper submissions accepted.
Contest is open to residents of Baltimore City only.REQUIREMENTSEmail submissions:
Include your name, address, email, telephone number, and "Mothers' Garden Poetry Prize" on the top right of your entry. Submit poem by attaching a Word or RTF file via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Include your name, address, email, telephone number, and “Mothers’ Garden Poetry Prize” on the top right of your entry. Submit poem by mailing your entry to Smartish Pace, Attn: Mothers’ Garden Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 22161, Baltimore, MD 21203.JUDGE
PO Box 22161
Baltimore, MD 21203www.smartishpace.com