Geauga Park District’s Writing Contest Deadline is May 3

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The colors of a new dawn illuminate the sky / And the beauty of the sunrise / Causes us to see why / Our world might just turn out all right

Above is the work of Evan Ditchman of Novelty, whose “Hope-Rise” placed first in the adolescent poetry category of last year’s writing contest.

People of all ages are encouraged to enter Geauga Park District’s 21st Annual Nature Writing Contest to celebrate every aspect of our Great Outdoors in poetry and prose.

Winners will be published online and in winner chapbooks, be named in the summer Voices of Nature newsletter (reaching 42,000 Geauga households), take home cash prizes, and be invited to hear their judges’ feedback and read their works at the 25th Annual Nature Arts Festival on Sunday, August 7, returning this year to Big Creek Park in Chardon Twp.

All entries must feature Nature-oriented subjects or themes. See the contest’s full rules and application on the Bulletin Board. Categories remain the same for both prose and poetry in the following age groups:

  • Adult (age 18 and older)
  • Adolescent (ages 12 to 17)
  • Child (ages 11 and under)

Entries must be received no later than Tuesday, May 3, either emailed, dropped off or mailed to ATTN: Nature Writing Contest, Big Creek Park, 9160 Robinson Road, Chardon, OH, 44024.

Contact Sandy Ward at or 440-279-0803 with questions.

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