I drive my eyes over the shimmering heat waves and pull in a deep breath of hazy air. I can’t even picture a clear image of winter.
This excerpt of “Reliving Summer” by Annelise Wallie, who placed first in the adolescent prose category of last year’s competition, reminds us of not only the power of Nature, but also how powerful it can be to capture those sensations in words.
Calling all writers who have ever been inspired by Nature! Geauga Park District is now accepting entries into its 22nd Annual Nature Writing Contest – all-ages Nature-inspired poetry and prose.
Download your contest application at Geauga Park District/What’s New/Writing Contest Application or pick one up at The West Woods Nature Center, Big Creek Park’s Meyer Center or your favorite Geauga County library. Entries must be received by Monday, May 1st, to qualify. Age categories in both poetry and prose are adult (age 18+), adolescent (ages 12-17) and child (ages 11 and under).
Winners receive cash prizes; honors during the 26th Annual Nature Arts Festival on Sunday, August 6th, at Big Creek Park; publication in a winner chapbook and on Geauga Park District; and naming in Geauga Park District’s summer newsletter, reaching more than 42,000 Geauga households. Good luck!
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