"Ode to the Zip Code" poetry contest begins Friday

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - Calling all poetry fans; it's time to put on your creative caps!

Starting today, you submit entries for the fourth annual "Ode to the Zip Code" poetry contest. It's a partnership between the Fair Housing Center, The Arts Commission, Toledo Lucas County Public Library, and Toledo City Paper.

Local residents are invited to write a short poems inspired by their zip code - but here's the tricky part: the number of words in each line has to match up with the corresponding digit of your zip code.

People of all ages are welcome to submit something online for free. Entries will be accepted through March 1.