By Scott Carlson
Bugle managing editor
We have issued our challenge! But will you submit your rhyme in time?
With spring on the horizon, the Bugle is conducting its 12th annual poetry contest in conjunction with National Poetry Month in April.
In a world of constant flux and uncertainty, poetry offers the chance to quiet our souls, to pause and to reflect. Poetry gives us the chance to tap into our emotions and thoughts. Also, poetry can be just plain fun. It is whatever you want to make it.
This year, we will have one division with three cash prizes: $50 for first place, $30 for second place and $20 for third place. We will also publish the poems of all three winners.
Here are our contest guidelines:
• We want to read poems that address resilience, perseverance and flexibility.
• Poems can take any form you choose. But please make them so they are easily printable.
• The words “resilience,” “flexibility” or “perseverance” do not have to appear in your poem. Use them to draw inspiration to go in any direction they take you,
• The contest is limited to one entry per person. Deadline to receive entries is Tuesday, March 8.
The contest is open to all Bugle readers. Current Bugle employees, Park Press board members and their families are not eligible to enter.
Send poems to firstname.lastname@example.org And please make your subject line in your email: Bugle poetry contest.
Poems will be judged anonymously by a local poet. So, sharpen those pencils, fire up your laptop or whatever tool you use to compose and let the poetry flow.