Poets are invited to enter a different, challenging and fun poetry contest.
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The poem can be serious or humorous in any poetry form. Let your imagination soar in a poem for family audiences.
All Dancing Poetry Festival prize winners will receive a certificate suitable for framing, a ticket for a guest to the Dancing Poetry Festival 2013, and be invited to read their prize-winning poem at the festival.
Three grand prize poem creators will receive a $100. The winning poem will be choreographed, costumed and performed at The Dancing Poetry Festival by Natica Angilly’s Poetic Dance Theater Company and videotaped for you at the Dancing Poetry Festival in San Francisco.
Six first prizes will receive $50 each, 12 second prizes will receive $25 each and 30 third prizes will receive $10 each.
There is a line limit of 40 to facilitate choreography, no limit on number of entries.
Send two typed, clear copies of each entry with name, address, telephone number, e-mail and how you heard about the contest on one copy only. The anonymous copy goes to the judges. Judges decisions are final.
Poems must be in English or include English translation.
The entry fee is one poem for $5 or three poems for $10. Make checks to: Artists Embassy International.
The deadline for all entries and fees is by May 1.
Send the entry to: AEI Contest Chair, Judy Cheung, 704 Brigham Ave., Santa Rosa, 95404.
Winning a grand prize includes your permission for Artists Embassy International to publish your poem in print or on-line with your credits for publicity involving the Dancing Poetry Festival. All other rights remain with the author.
Winners will be announced by Aug. 1. No poems will be returned.
For more information visit dancingpoetry.com.