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Paper Gardens Awards Celebration

  • Chehalem Cultural Center 415 East Sheridan Street Newberg, OR, 97132 United States (map)

The Paper Gardens Awards Celebration Will Be Thursday, May 4, 2017
7pm at Chehalem Cultural Center Ballroom

The Arts Alliance of Yamhill County invites submissions to the Paper Gardens Writing Contest.  Open to all who live, study, or work in Yamhill County ages 6 and up. Paper Gardens is a wonderful creative writing outlet to encourage and recognize the excellence of local writers.

Paper Gardens features two main categories; poetry and prose, and encompasses three age groups: children (ages six to 12), youth (ages 13 to 17), and adults (18 and above). The prose category includes subcategories of short story and creative non-fiction, and is limited to one submission per person. Poetry has four subcategories: traditional, free verse, haiku, and poetry-of-place.

The Poetry-of-Place subcategory is specifically intended for poems written about or inspired by places in Yamhill County.  Because Paper Gardens is a writing contest for Yamhill County, work inspired by our local surroundings is a natural fit for the competition.

Writers may submit up to three poems for each category or subcategory.   The entry fee for adults is $10.  Children and youth submissions are free of charge.

The judge will select three winners in each category, and the winning poems will be published in the 2016 Paper Gardens Chapbook. The winning authors will receive a free chapbook and certificate of recognition, and will be invited to read their work at the awards ceremony