“What Does Water Mean To You?”
Whether it’s about cutting through the waves in a kayak, fishing off the rocks, or perhaps something less tangible; the role water plays in your family, your understanding of Southeast, or your understanding of yourself, name it in a poem!
The waters of Southeast Alaska are not spoken of often enough, are not narrated often enough, are not prized as the essential element that they are in our lives loudly enough. That’s why we’re hosting a poetry contest — we want to hear how these waters flow into you and out of you, how they carry you and clean you, and name why their health and cleanliness must be a priority for our communities.
There will be four categories of competition with a winner for Elementary School, Middle School, High School, and 18+. Each piece must be 100 words or less and incorporate the waters of Southeast Alaska in some significant way, whether in theme, imagery, or any other element of the poem.
All styles and languages are welcome! If your submission is in a language other than English, please include an English translation for internal review. Your original poem, if selected, will be printed in the Ravencall as is. All submissions must be received by February 28th.
To enter, email your poem with your name, grade and school (if applicable), to Conor Lendrum ([email protected]) or mail it to SEACC at: 2207 Jordan Ave, Juneau, AK 99801. If your poem is selected for the Ravencall, you will be contacted ahead of publication so please include contact information or the contact info of your teacher.