2019 Main Street Voices Poetry Contest

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Welcome to the fifth edition of the annual Main Street Voices Poetry Contest

The Main Street Voices Poetry Contest was started five years ago with the simple goal of recognizing and celebrating the unique, resplendent voices of Bucks County writers and artists. Bucks County has a rich and vibrant history of producing thoughtful and thought-provoking poetry and we are pleased to play a role in continuing our amazing poetical tradition. So, now we ask all of you to help us encourage and inspire poets of all ages in the Bucks County community to share the importance of poetry and the written word. 

IMPORTANT: The Main Street Voices Poetry Contest is open to all residents of Bucks County, with monetary awards given to entries in the adult and student categories.  The Doylestown Bookshop will post the names of student winners and adult winners and runners-up on the Main Street Voices page by May 6th.

How to enter the Main Street Voices Poetry Contest

  1. Download the attached guidelines and entry forms - file at the bottom of the page - and mail in your poems or;
  2. Fill out our online form

Regardless of which option you choose, please be sure to read the entry guidelines. You can read them here or download them below. 

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE POSTMARKED OR SUBMITTED BY 5:00 PM, TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2019. 

 

The contest will be judged by four talented, award-winning poets and winners and runners-up will be honored at a reception and reading on Sunday, May 19th at 2:00pm at the The James Lorah House, 132 N Main St, Doylestown, PA 18901. 

There is no cost to attend the reception, so please come out and join us celebrate some wonderful poetry.

We ask that you register for the awards ceremony below.

 

 
 
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