It's the day that the winners are announced for the Youth Poetry Contest I created this year. There were 106 submissions from youngsters kindergarden through high school age. Several teachers in our local area got involved with their students as well as home schoolers to boost our entries.
This will be an annual contest and I already have a theme in mind for next year: WHAT IF... This year's theme was I CAN BE... The winners will read their entries at a short program next Saturday at Tuacahn's Saturday Market. Unfortunately I won't be there as I'll be up north receiving an award for some of my original poetry and writing that are included in this year's UTAH VOICES-a new literary magazine that I gave the suggestion for its name. Gary, a local poet and secretary of the Utah State Poetry Society will give out the awards. I'm a UTSPS-Utah State Poetry Society member and they cosponsored the event. Fun times. Then off to some writing workshops and visiting with family and friends.