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Urban Ocean Poetry Contest

Deadline April 9, 2015

The Future of the Urban Ocean: It’s Up To Us

The Aquarium of the Pacific is hosting its 6th Annual Poetry Contest as part of the Urban Ocean Festival. Poems submitted must address the following theme: The Future of the Urban Ocean: It’s Up To Us.

Poem Guidelines

Maximum length: 300 words
One entry per person

Entries must be received by mail or online by 5:00 P.M., April 9, 2015. Winners will be announced at our Urban Ocean Festival on May 2, 2015, 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. Two Aquarium tickets and two Urban Ocean Poetry Cruise tickets.
  • Second Prize
    $150. Two Aquarium tickets and two Urban Ocean Poetry Cruise tickets.
  • Third Prize
    $100. Two Aquarium tickets and two Urban Ocean Poetry Cruise tickets.

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Urban Ocean Poetry Contest Submission Form