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Art/Poetry Exhibition & Contest

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Lee County Centennial Art Exhibition
Contact: Isabel H. Lawrence
2116 Lakeland Drive
Sanford, North Carolina 27330
919-774-6666;
ihlawrence@alltel.net

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Call for Poetry Entries

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Following the announcement of the results of the Lee County Centennial Juried Art Exhibition, the Lee County Arts Council (LCAC) will issue a call for poems (available 2/1/07) about the winning art entries. Photographs of the artworks will be provided, and entrants will select one or more as subjects.

Adult Contest:

Entry Fee: $15.00 per entry (checks in favor of LCAC)

Length: maximum of 50 lines per poem (not including title of poem and title of painting)

Deadline: March 15, 2007

Format: computer-generated (or typed); 4 copies of each entry; plain font (Times New Roman, 12 pt. preferred), plain paper Adjudication (by non-local judges) blind—Submit a cover sheet with poet’s name and address, titles of the poems (to be different from the names of the chosen paintings), and a short bio (50 words maximum). Do not put your name on the entries, but do title your poem(s) and provide the name of the art work(s) chosen.

Prizes: First ($500), Second ($300), Third ($100); five Honorable Mentions

Student Contest (Grades 9-12):

Entry Fee: Free (one poem); additional entries ($5.00 per poem; checks in favor of LCAC)

Length: maximum of 50 lines per poem (not including title of poem and title of painting)

Deadline: March 15, 2007

Format: computer-generated (or typed); 4 copies of each entry; plain font (Times New Roman, 12 pt. preferred), plain paper Adjudication (by members of LCAC) blind—Submit a cover sheet with poet’s name and address, titles of the poems (to be different from the names of the chosen paintings), and a short bio (50 words maximum). Do not put your name on the entries, but do title your poem(s) and provide the name of the art work(s) chosen.

Prizes: First ($100), Second ($50), Third ($25); five Honorable Mentions

LCAC will host a reception for the poets and the selected artists and a reading by the poets. Winning poems and Honorable Mentions, with copies of the winning art, will be published in In Celebration of the 2007 Centennial of Lee County: A Collection of Historical Articles and Creative Works.

To receive information on the poetry competition, send an SASE to LCAC, P.O. Box 2615, Sanford, NC 27331-2615. Phone: (919) 774-6139. E-mail: leecoarts@wave-net.net.

Art Contest Winners

Poetry Contest Application

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