.  GUIDELINES:  Please read very carefully

  • Anyone can submit, including outside the USA.
  • You can respond to any or all of the videos as many times as you want,  but each poem counts as a separate submission.
  • The length of the poem must be UNDER 1 minute 24 seconds when read to allow for credits.  Bear in mind that the poem will also have to fit on the screen in that time frame.  
  • The poem can be read in any language, but text on the screen must be in English.
  • The contest is judged blind; your name and other identifying information CAN NOT appear anywhere in the submission itself. 
  • Submissions may not be modified in any way after entry. 
  • Failure to comply with any contest guidelines may result in your submission being disqualified.      
  • NOTE:  Our submission plan only allows 200 entries per month.  When we reach that number, you will have to wait until the start of the next month to enter. We strongly recommend that you do not wait until the end of November to submit. 
  • Winners will be notified on Submittable, on our website and from a link in our free e-newsletter. 

WATCH FILM and VIDEO CLIPS HERE (click this)

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7CQwJLxibr0_GHOegPeD_ZFpZ_r4iU9d 




Ends on $12.60 - 15.75
$12.60 - 15.75

This new contest is designed to introduce you to the evolving world of cinepoetry and videopoetry.  Poetry films and videos have been shown at important festivals outside the USA, and we'd like to see it take off here, too.   This is  a unique opportunity to have your poem(s) used to create a complete cinepoem or videopoem that will be screened at a festival.

Here’s how it works:

First, select from 5 very different one and a half minute video clips below the guidelines to use as a prompt(s) for the poem(s) you submit.  Each video will be have different judges; there will be 3 winners chosen for each of the of the 5 videos. 

The 15 poems judged best will be used to create 15 videopoems. Those 15 poets will get a checklist for the person who creates their videopoem.  The check list will include multiple options for music; type size, font; placement of poem on the screen, etc.  Poets can also collaborate during two 20 minutes sessions, one answering questions the film person may have, and a second 20 minutes tweaking the final product with them.

All 15 videopoems will premiere at REELpoetry/HoustonTX, our annual international curated online poetry film festival, February 24-28, 2021.  Additionally, one of the 15 will win a cash prize.

NOTE: Public Poetry  members receive a 20% discount on the submission fee and well as other benefits.  Membership starts at $8 per month. To join and get discount click HERE 

GUIDELINES:  Please read very carefully

  • Anyone can submit, including outside the USA.
  •  You can respond to any or all of the videos as many times as you want,  but each poem counts as a separate submission.
  • The length of the poem must be UNDER 1 minute 24 seconds when read to allow for credits.  Bear in mind that the poem will also have to fit on the screen in that time frame.  
  • The poem can be read in any language, but text on the screen must be in English.
  • The contest is judged blind; your name and other identifying information CAN NOT appear anywhere in the submission itself. 
  • Submissions may not be modified in any way after entry. 
  • Failure to comply with any contest guidelines may result in your submission being disqualified.      
  • NOTE:  Our submission plan only allows 200 entries per month.  When we reach that number, you will have to wait until the start of the next month to enter.  We strongly recommend that you do not wait until the end of November to submit. 
  • Winners will be notified on Submittable, on our website and from a link in our free e-newsletter. 

WATCH FILM and VIDEO CLIPS HERE (click this)

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7CQwJLxibr0_GHOegPeD_ZFpZ_r4iU9d 


 



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