(The intention of the Dancing Poetry Festival and Artists Embassy International its parent organization is to honor the natural ambassadorship of excellent artists and their work that furthers intercultural understanding and peace through the universal language of the arts) Over $1,000 in prize money to be awarded and an invitation to read
either live at the Palace of the Legion of Honor and/or virtually on the internet
Deadline received by April 15, 2021
Three Grand Prizes will receive $100 each plus their poem,danced, a certificate and an invitation to read
Six First Prizes will receive $50 each plus a certificate and an invitation to read Twelve Second Prizes will receive $25 each plus a certificate and an invitation to read Thirty Third Prizes will receive $10 each plus a certificate and an invitation to read CONTEST RULES Line Limit: 38 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 April 15, 2021, to AEI Contest Chair, Judy Cheung 704 Brigham Ave. Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Accepting a grand prize includes your permission to publish your poem in print or on-line with your credit 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.
Note: 2020 link will be available for viewing electronic Dancing Poetry Festival starting the end of Oct. 2020.
We plan to present the Festival in 4 parts expected to be posted in Oct., Nov., Dec., 2020 and Jan. 2021.