Gualala Arts Poetry Contest Offers $1000 in Prizes
Deadline: August 31

In its second annual competition for original, unpublished creative writing, Gualala Arts, with co-sponsorship of the Rotary Club and The Sea Ranch Foundation, is offering $1,000 in prize money for the best poems submitted by full- or part-time Redwood Coast residents from Elk to Timber Cove. This contest is open to poets previously unpublished in a book or national periodical (local and school publications okay.)

In each of two entry divisions, Adult and Youth (under 18), winners will receive a First Prize of $250 and publication in The Redwood Coast Review. Second and third place poets in each category will receive $150 and $100, respectively. All winners will be announced and invited to read their poems at the Awards Ceremony October 4 at Gualala Arts Center.

Entry forms are available on-line, at Gualala Arts, the Dolphin Gallery in Gualala, and Coast Community Library in Point Arena. The deadline for entries is August 31.

The success of last year's short story contest inspired the organizers to sponsor another creative writing competition this year in a different genre. Eligible poets are encouraged to prepare up to three of their best poems for entry. There is no entry fee.

For more information contact Gualala Arts at 884-1138.