Poets in Falcon Heights have a chance to have their work etched in a sidewalk.
The city recently launched its first Sidewalk Poetry contest and is accepting rhymes, limericks, haiku, free verse and any other form of poetry through July 16.
Residents of all ages can submit two entries that are original works. They cannot exceed 10 lines, can have only 44 characters per line including spaces and have a maximum of 250 words. A panel will determine the winner of the contest sponsored by the Falcon Heights-Lauderdale Lions Club.
"Poetry and the arts are a vital part of every community," Mayor Peter Lindstrom said. "With this contest, we hope to promote not only our resident poets but also visibly show how arts can bring beauty to a community."
Entries can be dropped off or mailed to City Hall at 2700 Larpenteur Av. W., Falcon Heights, MN, 55113. They can also be e-mailed to City Administrator Bart Fischer at firstname.lastname@example.org.