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Beaver Creek announces annual poetry contest; entries due Nov. 21

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BEAVER CREEK — It's once again time for the annual Beaver Creek children's poetry contest. Beaver Creek Resort Co., the Beaver Creek Children's Theatre Company and Blue Creek Productions Inc. invite all young local poets to write a poem and submit it to the contest.

This year's theme is "Kids' Holiday Wish for a Better World." What wish or message would you like to share that expresses how you would like to make the world a better place? The winning poet will read his or her poem at the Beaver Creek Resort Company Tree Lighting Ceremony, which takes place Friday, Nov. 25, at 6 p.m. The winning poet will also receive a $100 prize, and second- and third-place poems will win $50 prizes.

"It is such a joy to read the various entries to this contest," said Brian Hall, director of Beaver Creek Children's Theatre Co. and coordinator of the contest. "The creativity and insight of children warms my heart every time. It's a magical moment to see the winning child read his or her poem in front of 2,000 people gathered at Beaver Creek during the Tree Lighting Ceremony. The crowd goes wild, and the child is just beaming."

Entry Deadline

“It’s a magical moment to see the winning child read his or her poem in front of 2,000 people.”Brian HallDirector of Beaver Creek Children’s Theatre Co. and contest coordinator

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The poetry contest is open to children ages 5 through 12. The deadline for all entries is Monday, Nov. 21, at 3 p.m. In order to be eligible for the grand prize, entrants must be able to attend the Beaver Creek Resort Company Tree Lighting on Friday, Nov. 25.

Entry forms are available at beavercreekkids.com/kids-poetry-contest. All entries need to include a completed entry form with the child's poem. Email entries to poetrycontest@bluecreek.com or fax them to Blue Creek Productions Inc. at 970-692-2423. Teachers, call Blue Creek Productions at 970-328-5855 to have your class's entries picked up. For more information, visit http://www.beavercreekkids.com.