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December 11, 2012

Older Oklahomans invited to share their poetry

OKLAHOMA CITY —  The Annual Oklahoma Conference on Aging is seeking entries for the 2013 Senior Poetry Contest.

Contestants must be current residents of Oklahoma and entries must have been written when the contestant was 60 years of age or older. Entries must be the original, individual work of the contestant and contestants may submit no more than one poem. No previously published work can be submitted.

The deadline to submit entries is Jan. 31, 2013, and entries received after the deadline will not be considered. Entries may be published in the free annual contest poetry book distributed during the Annual Oklahoma Conference on Aging. Winning submissions may be published on the conference website and in other materials.

Entries should be typed and include a cover sheet with the contestant’s name, address, phone number, email address and category (Men’s or Women’s). Do not include the contestant’s name or other identifying information on the poem. Handwritten entries will be accepted, if legible.

E-mail entries to asd.poetry@okdhs.org or mail to Senior Poetry Contest, OKDHS Aging Services Division, 2401 NW 23rd St., Suite 40, OKC OK, 73107.

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