KVGD-LP Annual Poetry Contest Benefit for Goldendale Community Radio

Deadline for entries extended to Wednesday, April 19! The Fourth Annual Poetry Contest to benefit KVGD-LP Goldendale Community Radio raises much needed funds for radio station operation and expansion costs.

Poem entry period closes on April 15, 2017. By submitting an entry, poets are agreeing to have their poems recorded for terrestrial broadcast and/or internet podcast.

The contest includes two divisions: Youths (18 years and under) and Adults. Poems will be judged on originality, creativity, and artistic quality. Winners will be announced by Poem In Your Pocket Day on Thursday, April 27, 2017.

Entry fee is $2 per poem. There is no limit on the number of poems each writer may enter. A prolific poet entering ten poems will have to pay a total of $20 in entry fees. Poems will not be accepted without the entry fee paid in full.

Recipients of First Prize in each division will split an amount equal to 25% of the entry fees collected for the poetry contest. Second Prize in each division will split 10%, and Third Prize in each division will split 5% of the collected entry fees. Sixty percent of receipts to go towards supporting Goldendale Community Radio.

A completed permission form, signed by parent or guardian, is required for every student (age 18 and under) who enters the contest. In addition to the poem and its $2 entry fee, poets will need to include a 40 to 100 word biography.

Please note! Contest entry period ends on April 15. Poetry Contest Entry Form and Submission Guidelines are available online at: http://www.kvgd.info/forms/Contest_Guidelines.pdf

In Goldendale, you may pick up forms and drop off entries at The General Store, 129 E. Main Street, or at the KVGD-LP studio at 514 S. Columbus, Ste 7, Goldendale, WA.

More information about KVGD-LP may be found online at http://www.kvgd.info or by calling 509-773-0645.

Poetry Contest Entry Form and Submission Guidelines are available online at: http://www.kvgd.info/contest.htm.

Winners of KVGD-LP’s Poetry Contest will be presented awards and winners’ certificates during a Poem In Your Pocket Day celebration in Goldendale.

KVGD-LP went on air in Sept. 2015, transmitting at 100.1 FM. The low power FM station has a range of up to thirteen miles around the City of Goldendale. It is run by volunteers, supported by contributions of its members, and by a grant from Puget Sound Energy.