23nd Annual DANCING POETRY CONTEST Deadline May 15, 2016
Over $1,000 in prize money to be awarded
All DPF prize winners will receive a prize certificate suitable for framing, a ticket to the Dancing Poetry Festival 2016, and be invited to read their prize winning poem at the 2016 Dancing Poetry Festival at theFlorence Gould Theater at the Palace of the Legion of Honor Museum, San Francisco, CA.
Three Grand Prizes will receive $100 each plus the poems will be danced, and videotaped for the poet. Each Grand Prize Winner will be invited onstage for photo ops with the dancers and a bow in the spot light.
Six First Prizes will receive $50 each Twelve Second Prizes will receive $25 each Thirty Third Prizes will receive $10 each CONTEST RULES Line Limit: 40 lines maximum each poem. No limit on number of entries Send TWO typed, clear copies of each entry Show name, address, telephone number, e-mail and how you heard about us on ONE copy only (The anonymous copy goes to the judges. Judges decisions are final.) Poems must be in English or include English translation Entry Fee: One poem for $5 or 3 poems for $10 Make checks out to Artists Embassy International Poets outside the USA, please send an international postal money order in US dollars or US currency No poems will be returned.
Send all entries and fees postmarked by May 15, 2016, to AEI Contest Chair, Judy Cheung 704 Brigham Ave. Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Accepting 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. Judges are members of AEI and represent poets, dancers, artists, and musicians with international credits. Winners will be announced by August 1 of each year.
Early submissions are appreciated by the staff. Thank you. We look forward to seeing your work.
Please look at photos of our Dancing Poetry Festivals to see the vast diversity of poetry and dance we present each year. For poetry, we look for something new and different including new twists to old themes, different looks at common situations, and innovative concepts for dynamic, thought provoking entertainment. We look forward to reading your submissions. Thank you.