$500 up for grabs: up to five $100 winners.This is the 5th year for the contest that will take place at Rosie's Dog Beach on Sat., May 19 at 10:45 a.m. right after the beach cleanup. Hosted by Justin Rudd's Haute Dogs and 30-Minute Beach Cleanup.
RULES & GUIDELINES:
- every entrant will receive food/water dishes donated by ORE Originals; top-five will receive cash (details below)
- poetry does not have to be memorized
- poems must be two minutes or less
- no props; dogs welcome
- all ages welcome to enter, entry is free
- poetry must be original and dog-themed
- microphone provided
- bring a printed copy of your poem
- max. two poems per entrant
- sign-up at the event
The contest is held right after the 30-Minute Beach Cleanup ends on Sat., May 19. The cleanup is from 10-10:30 a.m. Contest starts about 10:45 a.m. at the orange cones of Rosie's Dog Beach, closest to the Granada Boat Launch Ramp. Dogs are welcome at the monthly beach cleanups within the orange-coned area.
Five winners will get $50 cash, but prize money doubles for each poet signed-in by 10 a.m., sharp, on the concrete boat launch ramp at 1 Granada Ave. and who helps clean the beach for 30 minutes. There will be five $50 prizes, and if winners are signed-in and help with the cleanup as outlined, they will get $100 each. Beachfront parking at 1 Granada Ave. is free (starting at 9:35 a.m.) for beach cleanup volunteers (and refreshments and door prizes are provided for them).
Refreshments by Duthie Power Services.
Cleanup and contests are "rain or shine" at 1 Granada Ave. Free beachfront parking if you attend the 10 a.m. beach cleanup. Hosted by Justin Rudd!, his nonprofit 501c3 Community Action Team (CAT) and the Miss Long Beach and Miss Southern California Cities pageants.