Friends of Falun Gong Poetry Contest The Society October 25, 2016 For Educators, Human Rights in China, Poetry 1 Comment In the name of poetry, we implore you … Since time immemorial, poetry has moved people’s hearts and shaped humanity at large. As poets we surely have a purpose. Today, in China, speech and belief are under attack. The tyrannical fist of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) still attempts to crush free society. We call on you—poets, peacemakers, fellow human beings—help us speak the truth about the cruel injustices enacted upon good men and women seeking peace and freedom. Learn about Falun Gong and speak out, with the powerful voice of poetry, for the most severely persecuted group in modern China. Submissions & Guidelines Submit one or two poems of no more than 50 lines each. Poems must encompass at least one of the following themes: Advocate for Falun Gong practitioner’s fundamental human rights. Expose the crimes against Falun Gong perpetrated by the Chinese Communist Party. Share in the beauty, peacefulness and good nature of Falun Gong. Traditional poetry with rhyme and meter is recommended but all styles and forms are welcomed. Poems should be submitted as a word file or PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 30, 2017, midnight EST. Winners will be announced on May 13, 2017 in honor of World Falun Dafa Day. Poems will be judged by a panel chosen by FoFG, which will include Evan Mantyk, President of The Society of Classical Poets. The poet must indicate if he or she is an undergraduate college student, or high school student to be considered for respective awards. There is no Submission Fee. Awards All winners will be published on FoFG’s website. 1st Place winners (adult, college, and youth) will appear in print in the Society of Classical Poets Journal. -Adult 1st – $500 2nd – $250 3rd – $100 -College (Undergraduate Students) 1st – $250 2nd – $100 -Youth (High School Students) 1st – $100 2nd – $50 LEARN MORE … What is Falun Gong? Learn more about the persecution against Falun Gong. A bit about poetry forms. Visit Falun Dafa Information Center Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related One Response Kristian December 8, 2016 I wish to convey my respect for your kindness supporting persons who require assistance with in this topic. Your special dedication to passing the message all-around became surprisingly functional and have without exception made individuals like me to achieve their goals. Your personal warm and friendly report means so much to me and especially to my fellow workers. Regards; from everyone of us. http://www.hotfrog.com/business/wa/tacoma/bobs-bail-bonds_17371184 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.