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Urban Ocean Poetry Contest

Deadline March 25, 2016

Vanishing Animals: with emphasis on marine animals

The Aquarium of the Pacific is hosting its 7th Annual Poetry Contest as part of the Urban Ocean Festival. Poems submitted must address the following theme: Vanishing Animals: with emphasis on marine animals.

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, 2016. Winners will be announced at our Urban Ocean Festival on Saturday, April 30, 2016, 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: high school students (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 30, 2016.
  • Second Prize
    $150. Four Aquarium tickets and four Urban Ocean Poetry Cruise tickets for April 30, 2016.
  • Third Prize
    $100. Four Aquarium tickets and four Urban Ocean Poetry Cruise tickets for April 30, 2016.

Fields marked with an asterisk are required.

Urban Ocean Poetry Contest Submission Form