Maine residents aged 6–18 are invited to participate in this contest. Three prizes ($50, $30 and $20) will be awarded in each of the
three age categories (6–9, 10–13 and 14–18). Essays will be judged on criteria such as creativity, focus, and passion for the topic. The winning essays will be announced at the show’s opening night preview on Wednesday, March 5, and selected essays will be posted for public viewing for the duration of the show. The Portland Flower Show runs from March 6 to 9, 2014 at the Portland Company Complex, 58 Fore Street, Portland.
For a contest application and rules, contact the UMaine Extension office in Cumberland County by phone at 800.287.1471 or by
e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications can also be downloaded from the Portland Flower Show website http://portlandcompany.com/flower/ or the Cumberland County Extension website http://umaine.edu/cumberland/. The deadline for submitting entries is Wednesday, February 12.
For more information call 207.781.6099.
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