The Ode to the ZIP Code poetry contest— hosted by The Fair Housing Center, The Arts Commission, the Toledo Lucas County Public Library, the Toledo City Paper and Toledo Area Parent— is back for its fifth annual year! The contest invites participants to submit short poems inspired by their ZIP Code, where the number of words in each line of the poem is determined by the corresponding digit of the ZIP Code. Parents and teachers can begin submitting their children’s and/or students’ work in one of two youth categories: ages 12-17 or ages 11 and under. An adult category, for ages 18+, is also available. Submissions run from Wednesday, February 12 through Friday, February 28.
Enter online at toledocitypaper.com/online/ottzc-2020-submit.