Clark County high school students are invited to enter “Spark!” a poetry and recitation contest introduced this year by the Vegas Valley Book Festival.  Please check out the detailed contest guidelines here and the registration form here. These materials can also be picked up after August 27, at the Nevada Arts Council office at 2755 E. Desert Inn Road, Suite 155, Las Vegas, 89121.

Spark! Contest winners will receive a cash prize of $100, $200, or $300. Eligible students in grades 9-12 will be judged both on their poems and on their recitation. Finalists will recite their poems at the Book Festival Saturday, Nov. 3, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., in the Poetry Fountain Courtyard at the Historic Fifth Street School, followed by the award presentations. All registrations must be postmarked by October 5, 2012. For more information, call Maryjane Dorofachuk at (702) 486-3738.