Fighting Cancer With Poetry, inc.
Official Poetry Contest Rules
Eligibility: Entries may be submitted from anywhere in the world. The Competition is open to anyone aged 16 or over who is not otherwise excluded by these rules. All poetry MUST be written in English. The Fighting Cancer With Poetry, Inc. team members are not eligible to enter the competition.
Frequency: This competition will be held quarterly. Entrants are to submit an original poem by the forthcoming deadline. The winner will be announced 30 days after the respective deadline.
Decisions: Judges are members of Fighting Cancer With Poetry, Inc. Entries are judged on the basis of originality, inspiration, information, impact, characterization, and the artistic quality of the poem. All decisions of the judges are final.
Poems that are not chosen as winners will be posted to the "Poetry vs. Cancer" blog with the respective poet's social media information.
Fees: There are no entry fees, no subsidy payments, and no purchases of any kind required to enter and win the contest.
Rights: All poems remain the property of the artist. By submitting a poem for this contest, the artist may also be eligible for future publication by Fighting Cancer With Poetry, Inc..
General: The Competition and Rules will be governed by English Law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts. As a condition of entering the Competition, entrants must ensure that by doing so, they do not contravene any laws of their own country of residence.
Fighting Cancer With Poetry, Inc. reserves the right to amend these Rules where it is deemed necessary to do so or where circumstances are beyond Fighting Cancer With Poetry, Inc.’s control.
In the event of any dispute regarding these Rules or any other matter relating to the Competition, the decision of Fighting Cancer With Poetry, Inc. c shall be final and no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into.
Winner Announcement: All prize winners will be featured on the home page of this website.
Prizes: Prizes may vary from competition to competition.
Copyright: The copyright of each entry remains with the author.
In the case that an entry is selected for publication, by submitting an entry, the Entrant grants a non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty free, worldwide licence to Fighting Cancer With Poetry, Inc. to publish the entry (and any background information supplied by the entrant) in the Fighting Cancer With Poetry, Inc. anthology (in any digital or print format) and on the Fighting Cancer With Poetry, Inc. website.
Note: We respect the right of individuals to freely express themselves in poetry, but we do not accept poetry that is explicitly offensive. Therefore, we ask that poets who submit their work to our contests to be considerate of this policy.
For further information, contact:
Fighting Cancer With Poetry, Inc.
PO Box 91557
Washington, DC 20090
There can only be one winner!
My name is Calisma Asafor and I am a self taught artist from Cameroon. I graduated from Frostburg State University with a Bachelors degree in Exercise and Sports Science. I have always had a passion for painting so I decided to start painting in November 2015. We all want to know what God has put us on earth to do. I prayed about it everyday and finally decided to use my gift. The first step to following your dreams is starting somewhere; so I decided to take this huge leap of faith even though I don't know where it will take me. I hope that I can touch peoples hearts with my work as I continue to grow as an artist. I share all my art work on my Instagram page @persivnrugs.