ST AFF REPORT
The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature is pleased to announce its second annual Earth Day
poetry competition on this year’s theme, “Climate change: our impact”.
Santa Barbara County writers of all ages are invited to use poetry to interpret the effects of climate change and our role in a variety of ways, with separate judging categories for youth (17 and under) and submissions from writing for adults.
The contest aims to honor Earth Day while highlighting the importance of standing up to protect the planet’s dwindling natural resources and to combat the threats of climate change. The deadline for submitting work for review is Monday, March 21 at 5 p.m.
Poetry entries will be judged by poets Sojourner Kincaid Rolle and Chryss Yost, both former Santa Barbara Poet Laureates.
Adult Poetry entrants will have the opportunity to win First Prize ($200), Second Prize ($100), and Third Prize
(Wildling Museum Family Membership). Young poetry entrants will have the opportunity to win First Prize ($100), Second Prize ($50), and Third Prize (Wildling Museum Family Membership).
The contest will culminate at the annual Santa Barbara Earth Day celebration hosted by the Community
Environmental Council (CEC), taking place Saturday, April 23 at the Arlington Theater in Santa Barbara. The top three winning poems in the adult and youth categories will be selected prior to Earth Day with the opportunity for the winners to read during the Earth Day celebration in Santa Barbara. The top winners will also be featured on the Wildling Museum website in Spring 2022.
Contest entrants must reside in Santa Barbara County. No more than three works can be submitted per person. Full poetry competition guidelines, prize details and entry forms are available on the Wildling Museum website at www.wildlingmuseum.org/news/2022-earth-day-poetry-competition.
Please email [email protected] or call (805) 686-8315 with any questions.