Participate in the Words & Wonders Poetry Contest

Do you want to share your poetry with the City of Orlando?

As we continue to encourage creativity and writing, our next theme of Words & Wonders will be “City Life vs. Country Life!”

What's your preference? What kind of poetic language can you use to describe why you enjoy one over the other? 
We can't wait to read or hear what you come up with! 




Step 1.Review submission guidelines

Poems should be original work and short, no longer than 12 lines if written and no longer than 3 minutes if spoken. Poems can include free verse, rhymes, etc., whatever suits your vision of the poem. Even a haiku of 17 syllables can seize a moment and give it lasting impact.

Photos of inspiration can be included but are not required.

Writers of all ages are welcome. Writers under 18 are requested to list their age in their entry. The challenge is open to residents of Orange, Osceola and Seminole Counties. First place winners can only win once a year. 

Step 2.Submit your work by November 11, 2022 at 4 p.m.

Submissions are now closed.