The Edmond Sun

December 1, 2013

Older Oklahomans invited to share poetry

Special to The Sun

OKLA. CITY — The 39th Annual Oklahoma Conference on Aging is accepting entries for the 2014 Senior Poetry Contest. The contest is a popular event in conjunction with the conference, which is sponsored by DHS Aging Services.

Contestants are encouraged to submit works which reflect the conference’s theme of “Inspired Living.” Winners will be invited to read their poems and be recognized at an awards luncheon on May 20 at the Embassy Suites Norman Hotel and Conference Center.

Each poem must be the original, individual work of the contestant and only one poem may be submitted. Contestants must be current residents of Oklahoma and must have been at least 60 years old when writing the poem. No previously published work can be submitted.

Entries should be typed, 12-point font minimum, and include a cover sheet with the poem’s title, contestant’s name, address, phone number, email address and category (men’s or women’s). Do not include the contestant’s name or other identifying information on the poem. Handwritten entries will be accepted, if legible.

The submission deadline is Jan. 31. Email entries to or mail to Senior Poetry Contest, DHS Aging Services, 2401 N.W. 23rd St., Ste. 40, Oklahoma City, OK, 73107.