May 18, 2011

DC Spotlight Newspaper is happy to announce its first poetry competition.  Are you a hot new poet waiting to be discovered?  Is your poetry more compelling and passionate than most?  Send us your poems.  Poets can submit a maximum of five poems.  Poets may reside within or outside the United States.

Topics of  the poems: Open to the poet

Poetry contest guidelines follow:

Submission Period: May 1- July 25, 2011
Deadline: July 25, 2011
Submission Fee: $5.00 per poem
Review Period: July 25 – August 14, 2011
Announcement Date: Winners announced on August 15, 2011

First Place
•  $100 and front page photo announcement in the DC Spotlight newspaper
•   feature article and video interview in the DC Spotlight newspaper
•   award certificate
•   published poem in the DC Spotlight newspaper

Second Place
•   $50 and Photo/Mention in DC Spotlight newspaper/poem published

Third Place
•   $50 and Photo/Mention in DC Spotlight newspaper/poem published

Send submissions to:

Send check or money order made payable to DC Spotlight

DC Spotlight Newspaper

P. O. Box 10844

Silver Spring, MD 20914

•   Send two copies of each poem.
•   Each poet can submit up to 5 poems.
•   Author’s contact information should appear on all copies of the poems.
•   Poems must be single sided with a font size of 11 or 12.
•   Poems not adhering to submission guidelines will be discarded without notice to sender.
•   Due to the volume of submissions, poems will not be returned.

*  Include the following contact information with each poem: name, address, email address, and telephone number.

The winners will be announced by email and on the front page of  the DC Spotlight newspaper.


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