Celebrating Together is the theme of the Canada Day Poetry Contest hosted by the Maple Ridge Public Library.
Kindergarten through 12th graders who live or attend school in Maple Ridge are invited to enter the contest.
Only original works can be submitted, and only one entry per student.
There are three different categories to register: Kindergarten to Grade 3; 4th to 7th grade; From 8th to 12th grade.
Those in Kindergarten to Grace 3 can enter a short poem with an optional illustration. For those in grades 4 through 12, they can enter a poem or free verse of seven to 30 lines.
Poems must be written on one side of an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper and submitted with an entry form to the Maple Ridge Public Library no later than 5 p.m. Friday, June 24.
Winners will receive a $50 Black Bond Books gift card and certificate at the July 1 Canada Day Ceremony at Memorial Peace Park in Maple Ridge.
For a registration form, go to facebook.com/FVRLMapleRidgePublicLib/photos/pcb.3182331162036852/3182331085370193.
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