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Urban Ocean Poetry Contest

Deadline March 29, 2017

Learning to Share the Coastal Ocean with Nature: A Growing Challenge

The Aquarium of the Pacific is hosting its 8th Annual Poetry Contest as part of the Urban Ocean Festival. Poems submitted must address the following theme: Learning to Share the Coastal Ocean with Nature: A Growing Challenge

Poem Guidelines

Maximum length: 300 words
One entry per person

Entries must be received by mail or online by 5:00 P.M., March 28, 2017. Winners will be announced at our Urban Ocean Festival on Saturday, April 29, 2017, and invited to read their poem during the Awards Ceremony. All contestants will be invited to the Awards Ceremony. Winners MUST ATTEND the Awards Ceremony to be eligible to receive their award.

Prizes

Prizes will be given in the following age categories: middle school (grades 6-8), high school (grades 9-12), young adult (18-25), and adults (26+).

  • First Prize
    $200. Four Aquarium tickets and four Urban Ocean Poetry Cruise tickets for April 29, 2017.
  • Second Prize
    $150. Four Aquarium tickets and four Urban Ocean Poetry Cruise tickets for April 29, 2017.
  • Third Prize
    $100. Four Aquarium tickets and four Urban Ocean Poetry Cruise tickets for April 29, 2017.

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Urban Ocean Poetry Contest Submission Form