We are so honored to partner with the Caged Bird Legacy to commemorate Dr. Maya Angelou’s 90th birthday with a poetry contest!
The “Continue” Poetry Contest is sponsored by Storiarts and Caged Bird Legacy to commemorate Dr. Maya Angelou’s 90th birthday.
This is a free contest. No entry fee is required. Submissions are only accepted Jan. 15, 2018 to Feb. 15, 2018 at 5:00 pm PST. Submissions outside of this duration will not be accepted due to volume of submissions.
“My wish for you is that you continue. Continue to be who and how you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness. Continue to allow humor to lighten the burden of your tender heart.” ― Dr. Maya Angelou
Read the full poem here.
Theme: Describe what continuing Dr. Angelou’s legacy means to you.
Open to poems of all styles–rhyming, free verse, haiku in 15 lines or fewer.
Contest entries must be at least 3 but cannot exceed 15 lines (including stanza breaks) and cannot exceed 55 characters per line (including spaces between words). Any submission that exceeds these limits will be automatically disqualified. The poem title does not count as a line.
Contest entries are judged based on poetic technique, style, creativity and theme. Entries will be reviewed by both Storiarts and Caged Bird Legacy.