Poets invited to aim for the prize

Poets of all ages are invited to submit their work to this year’s poetry contest sponsored by the Vernon Mood Disorders Society.

This year, the theme is “open,” and all poems will be printed in an anthology to be published in September. Submissions will be judged by a panel of three creative writers from the mental health community, with the best work awarded a prize of $50 along with a framed certificate.

Deadline for submission is July 1. Poems should be sent to the Peer Support Office, Canadian Mental Health Association, 3100-28th Ave., Vernon, B.C., V1T 1W3. The first poem should be accompanied by a fee of $5, with additional poems by a fee of $1 each to defray the cost of keyboarding, printing and binding.

For more information, call 250-542-6155