People who are 19 years old or older, have a disability and live in the Phoenix area or one of Phoenix’s nine sister cities are eligible for the fourth-annual Phoenix Sister Cities International Competition for Writers with Disabilities. The deadline for submitting entries is May 3.

Cash awards of $500, $300 and $150 will be granted to the first-, second- and third-place winners respectively. Poems must be written in English, no longer than 32 lines and inspired by the theme “Hope Sees the Invisible and Achieves the Impossible.” Each writer may submit multiple entries. The entry fee for Phoenix area residents is $15.

All entrants will receive a certificate of participation and trophies will be present to the three top winners. An awards ceremony to recognize the competition winners will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, June 14, at Luci’s Healthy Marketplace, 1590 E. Bethany Home Road.

More details on the contest requirements and an application form, visit E-mail or call 602-224-0202 for more information.


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