Winner of contest to be named Official Poet of 100th Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The Indiana Humanities and Indianapolis Motor Speedway have launched a contest looking for the ‘Official Poet’ of the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.

The poet winning first place gets two tickets to the race, a $1,000, a chance to read the poem at the track in May and to have the piece featured in the official 2016 program.

Second place walks away with $500.

Submissions are being accepted until March 21 and a winner will be notified by April 1.

The contest is a tradition dating back to the 1920s.

For more information on the contest, guidelines and where and how to submit your work, click here.


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