Poetry contest invites entries

By From page B3 | February 03, 2014

Artists Embassy International presents its 21st annual Dancing Poetry contest. More than $1,000 in prize money will be awarded. Original poetry submissions are welcomed.

All prize winners will receive a prize certificate suitable for framing, a ticket to the Dancing Poetry Festival and be invited to read their prize winning poem at the 2014 Dancing Poetry Festival — Palace of the Legion of Honor Florence Gould Theater in San Francisco.

Three grand prizes will receive $100 each, plus the poems will be choreographed, costumed, danced and videotaped for you. Each grand prize winner will be invited on stage for a photo with the dancers.

Six first prizes will receive $50 each; 12 second prizes will receive $25 each and 30 third prizes will receive $10 each.

Deadline for poetry submissions is  May 1. There is a maximum line limit of 40 lines per poem. There is no limit on the number of entries that can be submitted and the entry fee is $5 per poem or three poems for $10.

Submit two typed, clear copies of each entry with your name, address, telephone number, e-mail and how you heard about us on one of the copies. Poems must be in English or include English translations.

Make checks payable to Artists Embassy International and mail to: AEI Contest Chair Judy Cheung, 704 Brigham Ave., Santa Rosa, 95404.

Poets outside the United States, send an international postal money order in U.S. currency.

Send all entries and fees postmarked by May 14. No poems will be returned.

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