Zionsville’s third annual contest to transform downtown sidewalks
How is COVID19 affecting you? Got a rhyme? Got a thought? Got a poem for a sidewalk? Put that poem in writing and and submit it to the Zionsville Cultural District (ZCD). That organization is sponsoring the “Step-On-Us Sidewalk Poetry Contest.”
“The Zionsville Cultural District extends a heartfelt thank you to everyone who participated in the last sidewalk poetry contest,” said Carla Howie, President of the ZCD. “It was a tremendous success, and we look forward to determining who will have their poems stamped in the sidewalks in 2020. Our partnerships with the town government, local merchants and area donors attest to the value of public art, and it is with pride we extend this opportunity again.
The winning poems will be imprinted in conjunction with the Zionsville Street & Stormwater Department’s ongoing sidewalk repair schedule.
Poems may be simple or profound but may not be political or profane. They must be short. Poets are youth (17 and under, Indiana residents) and there is no entry fee for 2020.
Entries are due May 29, 2020 with the winners announced in June. Entries can be mailed to Zionsville Cultural District (P.O. Box 103., Zionsville, IN 46077) or submitted online. Submitted poems will be judged without the authors’ names on them.
Activities are made possible in part by the Indiana Arts Commission, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.