CFUW Windsor holds an annual poetry contest for English and French primary school students in Windsor and Essex County. The poetry contest is the brain child of member Rosine Mailloux. Rosine is a retired teacher and a poetry lover.
Poems are judged by a rotating panel of CFUW members and friends of CFUW.
The theme for the 2015 poetry contest is “Our Bright Futures: a journey from daylight to lasers” in celebration of the UN’s International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies which is intended to raise global awareness about how light-based technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to global challenges in energy, education, agriculture and health. CFUW Windsor chose this theme to raise awareness of the impact that light-based technologies have on the residents of Windsor and Essex County.
New this year, CFUW Windsor is accepting 500 word short stories in addition to poems as part of the contest.
All submissions are due by Friday April 10th 2015. Submissions can be made in a Word document format to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference the phrase 2015 Poetry Contest in the subject line.
Each winner is invited to receive their award and present their work at the May 6th meeting of CFUW Windsor.
This year’s winner’s prizes will be awarded as follows.
First Place – $75
Second Place – $50