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  • Poetry Month Events

    Written Poetry Contest

    Flyer for Written Poetry Contest 2018

    The contest is open to all currently enrolled Morton College students and is free to enter.

    All entries must be submitted as a Microsoft Word Document to poetry@morton.edu. Paper entries and other file formats will be disqualified.

    All entries must include:

    • Student Name (No pen names will be accepted)
    • Student ID number
    • Home Address
    • Phone Number
    • Current e-mail address in the body of the e-mail message

    Poems will be judged by an independent panel, with all author information removed to ensure fairness.

    Poems must be written based on one of the following five themes: 

    1. Resistance
    2. A Childhood Memory
    3. Obstacles you've gone through
    4. How do you see the future?
    5. Observe a stranger and write about them

    A maximum of two poems may be entered by any one person; however, no contestant will be awarded more than one prize in the Written Poetry Contest.

    Poems written in other languages may be entered but must be accompanied by an English translation.

    All entries must be received by NOON, Tuesday, April 10th, 2018.

    Contest winners will be contacted by Morton College Library staff.

    Cash prizes of $100, $75 and $50 will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.

    Winners/participants of the Written Poetry Contest are not required to present their poem(s) at the Poetry Performance Contest or enter the Poetry Performance Contest.

    Poetry Performance Contest

    Poetry Contest 2018

    A Performance Poetry Contest will take place on Wednesday, April 18th, at 3PM in the Library Café area sponsored by the Morton College Library and C.A.B. (Campus Activities Board).

    Students will have the opportunity to present/perform their poem(s).

    Performances will be judged by a panel and cash prizes of $100, $75 and $50 will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.

    A maximum of two poems may be performed by any one person; however, no contestant will be awarded more than one prize.

    Students interested in participating in the Poetry Performance Contest are REQUIRED to submit their poem(s) to the Written Poetry Contest. See rules outlined above.

    Also, students interested in participating in the Poetry Performance Contest are REQUIRED to attend a poetry performance workshop that will be presented by the Morton College Library and C.A.B. The date and time of the workshop will be announced by the Morton College Library in April.

    Check back with the Library for additional details.

    The library will be hosting a workshop on performance poetry for students!  The workshop will be led by poet Adam Gottlieb on Wednesday, April 11th, from 3PM-4PM in the Library café area.                                 

    Students do not have to win the Written Poetry Contest to enter the Poetry Performance Contest.

    For additional contest questions and information please contact Heidi Lundquist at Ext. 2321 or by e-mail: heidi.lundquist@morton.edu