Spoken Word Submission Guidelines

General Rolling Submissions

Must be submitted in a Youtube link format, or a link that can be uploaded to Youtube. The piece can be between 1-5 minutes long. The submission can feature the speaker in the video, or it can be in the form of audio coupled with a thematic picture. The submission must be an original piece written by the speaker; presentation of other works will only be accepted when in the context of a competition. The submission is to be coupled with a short written piece (2-3 sentences) about the poem, explaining its relevance and impact on the speaker.

Spoken Word Contest Submissions

Must be submitted in a Youtube link, or a link that can be uploaded to Youtube. The piece can be between 1-5 minutes long. The submission must feature the speaker in the video, and the speaker must recite a poem previously written and published by another poet. The submitter must also submit a short explanation (2-3 sentences) as to why they think the poem they chose fits the theme. 

 

This contest theme is Education in the Times of COVID-19. Your chosen poem should reflect the themes of:

  • The importance of education about current issues 

  • Your personal feelings towards returning to school during the pandemic 

  • Your personal feelings towards funding of schools/teacher salary and how this corresponds with the pandemic and the federal threat for the mandatory reopening schools

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