Entries are now being accepted for the annual Knox College Sandburg Days Poetry competition. The contest is open to all Knox County students in grades five through eight. The deadline for entries is April 7.
Winners will receive cash prizes from Knox College and gifts from the Carl Sandburg State Historic Site and will read their works at a free, public award ceremony during the Sandburg Days Festival. The award ceremony will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday April 21, in Ferris Lounge, Seymour Union, on the Knox campus.
Contest Details
Division 1
for students in 5th and 6th grades
Division 2 for students in 7th and 8th grades
Prizes: $50 for first place and $25 for second place in each division; cash prizes are provided by Knox College
Entries judged by Knox College students and faculty
Winning entries published on Knox College web site
Deadline for entries: April 7, 2012
Mail entries to: Barbara Tannert-Smith, Campus Box K-17, Knox College, Galesburg, IL 61401
For more information: Barbara Tannert-Smith, associate professor of English, at (309) 341-7428

 

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