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Calling all student poets: GPAC announces their annual sidewalk poetry contest, Word Travels
Germantown, Tennessee-- April 26, 2021-- In collaboration with the Germantown Community Library, and Germantown Parks & Recreation, the Germantown Public Art Commission announces Word Travels, an annual sidewalk poetry contest. New, aspiring or professional writers of any age, living or working in Germantown, can submit a poem or song lyric of up to 150 words. Poems should be unique and must not use copyrighted materials. The inaugural contest theme is Nature. 
A selection committee made up of literary professionals, library staff, and community representatives will select five finalists and three semifinalists. Winners will receive a small monetary award and their poems will be installed on sidewalks in city parks and along trail systems starting in the summer of 2021. 

This project creates a unique opportunity for citizens of Germantown to participate in the city’s new public art program through a project that celebrates public spaces and the literary arts.

TO SUBMIT A POEM VISIT: WWW.GPACWEB.COM
SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE BY MONDAY, MAY 31, 2021
 

Should you have questions please contact Cat Peña, the Public Art Manager for the City of Germantown at: [email protected]
 
This project is funded by the Word Travels - Mitch Major Memorial Fund