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18th annual Great Adirondack Young People Poetry Contest

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April is National Poetry Month  and the Lake Placid Institute for the Arts and Humanities has set the deadline for the annual  Great Adirondack Young People’s Poetry Contest   for April 24.    Students can take advantage of their upcoming spring “mud season” break and submit any two poems of “any length and in any form of verse.”  Members of the Lake Placid Poets’ Guild will judge all entries. According to Board member Mara Jayne Miller the “Words from the Woods” annual poetry contest is designed to foster literacy and the experience of writing, reading and speaking poetry for school children in grades 1-12.  "Unlike most contests, which award First, Second, and Third Prizes (Ok, call it Gold, Silver, and Bronze in the Adirondacks.),  Words from the Woods  awards several 'winners' in each grade," states Miller in an email. "Poems are judged by a professional poet.  At the winners' reception held in May, the young poets and their families and o