Park Authority

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Open during regular business hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

703-324-8700
TTY 711

12055 Government Center Pkwy.
Fairfax, Virginia 22035

Kirk Kincannon,
Executive Director

Celebrate Earth Day with the 2020 Parks Poetry Contest

Celebrate Earth Day with the 2020 Parks Poetry Contest

The Fairfax County Park Authority and the Fairfax County Park Foundation invite students in
grades K-8 to enter the 2020 Fairfax Parks Poetry Contest in honor of National Poetry Month in April. This year’s theme also celebrates the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Students are encouraged to share how local parks inspire them to take care of the planet. Poetry contest participants compete for prizes and a chance to read their poems at the Fairfax County 2020 Earth Day Festival in April.

Students in kindergarten through eighth grade may submit original works no longer than one page. They may be handwritten or typed and submitted online or by mail. Poems will be judged on creativity, poem structure and clarity, and relevance to theme. Parent or sibling help is encouraged. Two winners will be selected in each grade category: kindergarten through second, third through fifth, and sixth through eighth grades. All entries must be received by 4 p.m. EST on March 12, 2020. For more information or to enter, visit the Poetry Contest web page. 

Six lucky winners will be invited to read their poem at a poetry showcase during the Fairfax County 2020 Earth Day Festival at Sully Historic Site on April 25, 2020. Winners will receive a $50 Fairfax County Park Authority gift card -- sponsored by the Fairfax County Park Foundation -- to continue exploring Fairfax parks all year long. All participants will be recognized with a certificate.

This contest is sponsored by the Fairfax County Park Authority and the Fairfax County Park Foundation. 

For questions or more information visit online, email parkmail@fairfaxcounty.gov or call the Public Information Office at 703-324-8662.
 

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