The City of Palmdale will accept entries throughout the month of April for its “Walk on Words” Poetry Contest.

The contest is free and open to all ages. This year’s theme is “Dogs in the Park.” Poems must be family-friendly original compositions written by the submitting poet, no more than eight lines long, including title, with a maximum of 25 characters per line, including spaces. All poems must be submitted on the website, www.cityofpalmdale.org/WoW by Saturday, April 30. The winning poem will be stamped in concrete at Yellen Park.

Poems will be judged based on suitability, originality, creativity, and artistic quality. Complete rules and regulations are available at www.cityofpalmdale.org/WoW.

“Yellen Dog Park is a place for our furry friends to exercise and play and sometimes make new friends,” said Palmdale Mayor Steve Hofbauer. “This year we wanted to capture that spirit in our poetry contest and stamp the winning poem in concrete there for everyone to see and enjoy.”  

The winner will be notified by phone or email and announced at a public unveiling at Yellen Park at a date to be determined.

For more information, call (661) 267-5611.

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