Earth Day contest

Poetry and photo contest winners will be announced April 18 at celebrations at Memorial Peace Park.

  • Mar. 12, 2015 4:00 p.m.

The annual Earth Day poetry and photo contests are open for submissions, inviting creative minds to submit their work on the theme “Water, Water, Everywhere.”

The winners will be announced at the celebration at Memorial Peace Park on Saturday, April 18, and their work will be presented at the event.

“Earth Day in Maple Ridge incorporates art into the event each year, and now in its third year, the poetry contest has expanded to include prose,” said poetry contest coordinator, Joe Robinsmith.

“We’re looking forward to seeing more creativity from community members who share their creative gifts with us.”

The poetry contest invites poets to write about this year’s theme of water, in poem or prose. Entries should be no more than 300 words, and will be judged  for children ages five to 12, youth ages 13 to 18 and adults 18 and up. Prizes will be awarded to the winning entry in each category and participants are allowed to submit three entries.

Winners may be asked to read their poem at the welcoming ceremony at Earth Day.

• Submissions are accepted in a Word document emailed to by April 3.