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Write an ode to Austin

Thursday, May 19, 2022 by Tai Moses

Feeling poetical? Why not dash off a bit of doggerel for the Lone Star Limericks contest? The contest invites participants to “Pay tribute to the people, places, sights, and sounds of this great city and state by immortalizing (or gently mocking) them in verse.” In other words, your limerick can be about anything, as long as it pertains to Austin or Texas and is “family friendly.” Submissions are open May 22-June 4. Use the online submission form and submit a limerick in text, image or video format. There are two categories: General (13 & up) and Youth (12 & under). After the contest closes, the public will be able to view a gallery of submissions and vote for their favorites. Winners receive “a Texas-themed prize package.” (If you’re not exactly sure how to write a limerick or need to brush up on this ancient art form, check out the famous how-to of limerick-writing from the Saturday Evening Post.)

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