ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Residents of St. Paul have a chance to see their original poetry immortalized on a city sidewalk.
Mayor Chris Coleman has announced the kickoff of this year’s St. Paul Sidewalk Poetry Contest.READ MORE: Best Buy, Hy-Vee No Longer Requiring Masks For Fully Vaccinated Customers, Employees
Starting Monday, St. Paul residents can submit short, original poems for a chance to win $100 and see their poem stamped in a sidewalk.
Coleman says the contest “continues St. Paul’s rich tradition of promoting arts and literature.”READ MORE: Minnesota Man Accused Of Assaulting North Dakota State Troopers Before Escaping
The project was started in 2008. So far, 46 poems are stamped on more than 700 sidewalks citywide.
The contest runs through Oct. 16. Winners will be announced on Nov. 17 at a Readings by Writers event at St. Paul’s University Club. Winning poems will be stamped into a sidewalk next spring. The entry fee is $3.MORE NEWS: Fond Du Lac Man Shelby Boswell Sentenced To Over 9 Years For Shooting During Funeral Service
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