The Annual Oklahoma Conference on Aging is seeking entries for the 2013 Senior Poetry Contest.

The contest is a popular event in conjunction with the annual conference, which is sponsored by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services Aging Service Division.

Contestants must be current residents of Oklahoma and entries must have been written when the contestant was 60 years of age or older. Entries must be the original, individual work of the contestant and contestants may submit no more than one poem.

No previously published work can be submitted.

The deadline to submit entries is Jan. 31. Entries received after the deadline will not be considered. Entries may be published in the free annual contest poetry book distributed during the Annual Okla–homa  Conference on Aging. Winning submissions may be published on the conference website and in other materials.

Entries should be typed and include a cover sheet with the contestant’s name, address, phone number, email address and category (men’s or women’s). Do not include the contestant’s name or other identifying information on the poem. Handwritten entries will be accepted if legible.

Email entries to or mail to Senior Poetry Contest, OKDHS Aging Services Division, 2401 NW 23rd St., Suite 40, OKC OK, 73107.

For complete contest information, call the Senior Info-line at (800) 211-2116 or the OKDHS Aging Services Division at (405) 521-2281.