2020 Voices of Lincoln Poetry Contest

Alan Lowe
April 21, 2020

The 16th Annual Voices of Lincoln Poetry Contest officially begins in April, as part of the celebration of National Poetry Month. The theme of this year’s contest is “Seeing Is Believing Through Poetry.” There are five new categories: “What Do I See When I Look In The Mirror?”   "I See You In My Dreams”   "You Should Have Seen What I Saw Today”   "I See A World With Many Opportunities”   "See If I Can Make You Laugh.” Poets may submit a maximum of three poems, no more than one in each of three of the five contest categories. Poems may be in rhyme, free verse, Haiku or other accepted poetry forms and of any length, up to a maximum of 60 lines. 

Everyone is encouraged to enter the contest. There is no entry fee. Poets do not have to live in Lincoln, CA, to be eligible. Young Poets, 18-years of age or under, are encouraged to submit poems and will compete in a special “Young Poets” category. 

The “Rules and Entry Form” can be downloaded from the following website: https://friendsofthelincolnlibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/Voices-of-Lincoln.pdf or blog: https://slolowe44.blogspot.com/2020/03/blog-post_35.html

Entry Forms must be received no later than Saturday, July 18, 2020. Early submissions are appreciated. If you have questions, please contact Alan Lowe, Contest Coordinator, at slolowe@icloud.com for assistance.

Winners will read their poems on Sunday, October 11, 2020, at the Voices of Lincoln Special Event in Lincoln, CA. Winners who are unable to attend the event will have their poem(s) read by a member of the Poets Club of Lincoln, CA.  Winners will be presented with a commemorative chapbook of the winning poems.