The Indianapolis Public Library presents Slammin’ Rhymes Challenge VI!
To recognize promising young poets, grades 9-12.
Teen Poets show off your talents!
Do verses just run through your head? Do you love writing poetry and giving it a voice?
WIN CASH AWARDS and the opportunity to perform at:
FALL FESTIVAL 2011
Saturday, November 19, 2011
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Central Library – Clowes Auditorium
40 East St. Clair Street.
Write with the inspiring thoughts of:
“PUSHing Towards Success”
(Breaking Chains with Change)
HOW TO ENTER
DEADLINE: Monday, October 24, 2011
To be eligible, participants must be Marion County students, grades 9-12. All entries must be the original work of entrants. Keep it clean: absolutely no profanity will be allowed!
Entries will be read and judged by the African American History Committee. The judges will consider originality, quality of writing and theme development. Each entry MUST be attached to an official Entry Form. You can click here and print a copy of the form, OR they should be available at all library locations.
Please submit a typed or legible written copy of your original poem and a recording (cassette or CD) of your reading to:
Cordia Watkins, Lawrence Library, 7898 North Hague Road,
Indianapolis, Indiana, 46256 or deliver to your local IMCPL library.
Winners will be notified. Participants must be registered by 12:00pm on event day.
WINNERS AND PRIZES
All participants will receive participation gift cards and certificates. Ten teen poets will be
selected to receive $25.00 gift cards and perform their winning entries at FALL FEST 2011 –
Saturday, November 19, 2011, at Central Library, Clowes Auditorium.
Each winner will be given three minutes to perform his or her work.
The Teen Poetry performance will be followed by an AWARDS CEREMONY.
All participants are encouraged to be present to receive their awards.
A photo shoot for all participants will be at 3:30pm.
Award presentations will be given by Judge Greg Mathis, author of the book, Street Judge, and 2011 Humanitarian Award Winner for the Trumpet Awards and well known national figure for the award-winning television court show Judge Mathis