Monday, January 19, 2015

Monterey County young poets, this one's for you

The Cherry Center for the Arts is calling for submissions to the 2015 Monterey County High School Poetry Awards. As part of 'Thinking Out Loud,' the Cherry Center's annual exhibit devoted to high school arts, the high school poetry awards encourages the art and practice of poetry by offering educational workshops to high school students throughout Monterey County.


1. Submission must be original poetry in English, Spanish or a combination of both.
2. The author must be presently enrolled in a Monterey County High School.
3. No more than three poems allowed per author, and no poem may be more than 40 lines in length.
4. There are no restrictions as to content, style, form or metrical device.
5. All entries must be typed. Student's name, address and phone number must be printed on each poem. Poets should also retain a copy of their poem.

Entries must be postmarked by March 27 and mailed to the Cherry Center for the Arts, PO Box 863, Carmel, CA 93921.

Certificates of Merit, Cash Awards and Books of Poetry will be awarded at a reading and ceremony honoring the student poets. Additionally, an anthology celebrating the work of contributing students will be published by the Cherry Center. The poetry awards are held in conjunction with the Cherry Center’s annual high school art exhibit, Thinking Out Loud. The poetry awards have been established to recognize and promote excellence in high school poets and to develop an interest in creative expression through language. The awards are open to the public.

For more information call (831) 624-7491; Email: or click here.

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