Deadline for Highline’s 10th annual Poetry Contest is Feb. 11.
Cash prizes will be awarded, including $200 for the first-place winner, $150 going to second, and $100 dollars going to third place.
An additional $75 will go to seven honorable mentions/runner ups.
Highline’s National Poetry Month Committee will be hosting a virtual poetry reading and workshop this Thursday, April 15.
Former Highline instructor and poet Susan Landgraf and poet Celeste Adame from the Muckleshoot tribe will be featured at the event.
Highline’s poetry contest winners say writing is much more than a hobby for them.
Winners of the annual contest were announced recently. The first-place winner was Patheresa Wells with Decasia, second place went to Arrionna Townsel for My Truth, and third place was Kiera Golden with Journal Pages. Seven honorable mentions also were awarded.
First-place winner Wells said the contest marked a return to poetry for her.
The deadline for Highline’s annual Poetry Contest is Feb. 12 at 4 p.m.
The contest is a lead-in to the college’s celebration of National Poetry Month in April.
All Highline students are eligible to enter the contest.
Highline’s annual poetry contest is open for students to enter with cash prizes awarded to the top contestants.
The contest is being orgnainzed by the Poetry Month Committee, which consists of faculty, staff, and students from Highline.