3-hour Poetry Contest - 2015

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Three hours - 180 minutes - worth of words and imagination poured forth into a heartless keyboard to create up to 3 poems.

2014 Three-Hour Poetry Contest

When: Saturday, March 7, from 12-3 p.m.
Where: Okanagan College campuses in Kelowna, Salmon Arm, Penticton and Vernon

Who: Okanagan College students and high school students in Grades 11 and 12

How: Register using the online form below

Register Early: Registration closes at noon on Friday, March 6, 2015

Win great prizes!

Four regional winners (one per campus) each get a $250 Okanagan College tuition credit.

Grand Prize: The overall winner (judges' choice selected from the four regional winners) will receive an additional $250 tuition credit for a total of $500.

The Official Contest Rules
  1. Poems must be in the poetic form revealed at the beginning of the contest. Instructions will be provided.
  2. Poems must be written on Saturday, March 7, 2015, between 12 and 3 p.m.., on Okanagan College computers in the computer lab designated at one of the four locations (in Salmon Arm, Vernon, Kelowna and Penticton).
  3. No outside sources are allowed. Anyone caught using outside sources, either online or hard copy, will be disqualified.
  4. English Department Faculty from Okanagan College will judge the poems.
  5. Judging will be blind; names of contestants will not appear on poems.
  6. All entries may be published on the website and used by Okanagan College for promotional purposes.
  7. One winning poem will be selected from entries at each of the four campuses. One of these will also win First Prize overall.
  8. Open to Okanagan College students and high school students in Grades 11 and 12.
  9. Employees of Okanagan College are not eligible.
What's Next: When you register, you'll receive a confirmation e-mail. Closer to the day of the contest, we'll send you specifics about what to expect, including the room location.
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I am a student in Grade 11, Grade 12, or attending Okanagan College
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