ENID, Okla. — There's still time for local wordsmiths to earn artistic recognition, and a little money, by sending in submissions to Main Street Enid's poetry contest.

The submission deadline is July 31, and all age groups are welcome to participate, a Main Street Enid news release said.

Poems should be 10 to 15 lines in length, focused on the subject of Enid or Northwest Oklahoma generally, the release said.

Local author Peggy Chambers has put together a team of judges to sift through submissions, the release said.

After a winning work is selected, a mural design contest will follow, with submissions based on the content of the poem. Both the words and the design will be joined together in a single mural to be painted downtown at a later date.

The writer will take home $150, and their name will permanently grace the new Enid art addition.

For more information about the contest, or to submit a poem, visit www.mainstreetenid.org/poems

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Willetts is education reporter for the Enid News & Eagle. He can be reached at mwilletts@enidnews.com.