CALL FOR ENTRIES: NATURE WRITING CONTEST – Earth Day is the deadline for Geauga Park District’s 27-year-old contest


The rusty metal ramp creaks underfoot;

An engine sputters to a start.

Wind rushes past

As we move away from the dock.


In last year’s Nature Writing Contest, “Blue Lagoon Island” by 13-year-old Maya Taylor of Chardon placed first in the adolescent poetry category – treating readers to a brief Caribbean vacation while earning the writer $50 cash!


Calling anyone who has ever been inspired by Nature! Geauga Park District is now accepting entries into its 27th Annual Nature Writing Contest – Nature-inspired poetry and prose by creative writers of any age.


Download your contest application at under News & Updates, or pick one up at The West Woods Nature Center, Big Creek Park’s Meyer Center or your favorite Geauga library. Entries must be received by Earth Day, Friday, April 22, 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 a special writers coffeehouse celebration at Claridon Woodlands; publication in a winner chapbook and on; and naming in the Park District’s summer activity guide, reaching more than 40,000 Geauga households. Good luck!


For more on Geauga Park District offerings, please call 440-286-9516 or visit Geauga Park District online via, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube.

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