Persons 19 years of age and older with a disability residing in Arizona or one of Phoenix Arizona’s nine sister cities: Calgary, Canada; Catania, Italy; Chengdu, China; Ennis, Ireland; Grenoble, France; Hermosillo, Mexico; Himeji, Japan; Ramat‐Gan, Israel; and Taipei, Taiwan are invited to take part in the Phoenix Sister Cities Disability Awareness Committee’s International Competition for Writers with Disabilities. The theme of this year’s competition is “One World, One Place, One Home”. Entrants may submit poems of 32 lines or less written in English. There is no fee for residents of Phoenix’s nine sister cities. Poems are required to be submitted by e‐mail as Word or Adobe files or other formats if accommodation is requested. Please e‐mail entries to firstname.lastname@example.org. Poems must be submitted with a cover note listing the author’s name, address and phone number. The name must not be on the poem itself. Style is open. Subject matter is open, but must be consistent with the theme. Entries not conforming to contest rules will be disqualified; entry fees will not be returned. A panel of judges will evaluate entries on the basis of theme interpretation, composition and originality. During the judging, artists’ names and communities are kept confidential. The due date for entries is Friday, April 15, 2011. [Note: the deadline for accepting entries has been extended to May 1, 2011]
Prizes: 1st Place $500, 2nd Place $300 and 3rd Place $150. (Limit one cash award per writer). Trophies will be provided to the winners and a certificate of participation will be provided to all entrants. Trophies will also be provided to top three entries from residents of Phoenix Sister Cities. Poems will be published on Phoenix Sister Cities Website and made available internationally. The awards event will take place on Friday June 10, 2011, 7:00 p.m. For more information contact Mary Jane Trunzo at email@example.com.
Competition Summary Table:
Entry form (PDF):
Compilation of 2010 poems: