Deadline Monday for Sunken Park Poetry Contest

Town of Friday Harbor Arts Commission sponsors poetry contest

Local writers are invited to submit poems inspired by the natural beauty of San Juan Island for the Sunken Park Poetry Contest sponsored by the Friday Harbor Arts Commission.

The winner will read the selected poem at the unveiling of a Town of Friday Harbor mural in Sunken Park on Sunday, May 22nd, and the poem will be submitted to local news media for publication.

The title of the mural and theme for the contest is “Witness the Beauty”. This work by Kirkland, WA mural artist Jake Wagoner was selected by the Town Council at the recommendation of the Arts Commission from several proposals submitted by professional northwest mural artists.

Poet, teacher, and former Washington State poet laureate Elizabeth Austen will adjudicate. Writers of all ages are encouraged to submit poems of up to 30 lines. Applicants must be San Juan Island residents.

Complete application information is available at Town Hall and at under “What’s New”. Submissions must be received at the Town of Friday Harbor business office no later than 4:30 pm Monday, May 2, 2016.

Posted on May 2, 2016 at 10:01 am by

Categories: Arts, Entertainment, Government, Recreation, Wildlife

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