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Navigator News Poetry Contest

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Enter Below!

April is National Poetry Month and to celebrate, the Navigator News will be holding a poetry contest. Poems will be judged based on creativity, originality and artistic quality.

The contest begins April 1 starting at 10 am and will run through April 18 ending at 5 pm. Judging will be done by the 23rd and winners will then be contacted and announced that afternoon.


1st Place
A certificate of achievement
Poem published in May’s issue of the Navigator
Moleskin journal
Package of Sharpie pens
$10 gift card to Common Grounds

2nd Place
Certificate of achievement
$10 gift card to Common Grounds

3rd Place
Certificate of achievement
$5 gift card to Common Grounds

Guidelines and Rules:

  • Poems can be rhyming or non-rhyming
  • Poems can be no longer than 52 lines
  • English entries only
  • Contest open to Lake Land College students and staff
  • Can enter up to 3 different, originally written poems
  • The author gives The Navigator News permission to publish and display their entry(s) on the Website and in print if chosen as a selected winner.
  • Winners will be picked based on creativity, originality, and artistic quality.
  • Only the webmaster will know who has written the poem until the time of publish. Poems will be judged anonymously.