Free “green” poetry contest, WCDR

Passionate about saving our environment? Put it in a poem and you may see your words in print. The Writers’ Circle of Durham Region (WCDR) wants to hear what young poets have to say about saving the environment. They’ve launched ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS, a themed poetry challenge for students, to give young people a chance to express themselves about an issue that touches us all. Contest judges will choose ten winners in two categories: grades 1 to 8 and 9 to 12. The winning poets will be invited to read their entries at the April 11th, 2009 WCDR breakfast meeting. The twenty poems will be published in a special ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS poetry book. The names of all entrants who expressed their concern about the environment by entering this contest will be included in the book. The contest opens October 1st, 2008 and closes January 31st, 2009. Entry is free. Winners will be announced on the WCDR website on March 31st, 2009. For details on how to enter, go to the WCDR Writing Contests page at The Writers’ Circle of Durham Region (WCDR) is dedicated to raising the profile of writers of all kinds, and at all levels, by offering a forum through which they can find support, education and networking opportunities. As a non-profit umbrella organization, WCDR has worked since 1995 to draw together individuals and groups with common interests in promoting the art and skill of writing, fostering literacy, and providing moral support to our members. To find out about the many writing-related activities WCDR offers, please explore MEDIA CONTACT: Heather M. O’Connor, WCDR Director of Public Relations, 905-430-0466 or at 

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