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How to Submit Poems to the Fred Shaw
Student Poetry Contest

 Deadline to submit poems: March 24, 2017

Rules and Procedures:

  1. To be eligible a student must be enrolled at Miami-Dade College during the Spring 2017 (2016-2) term.

  2. Publicity will be handled through the Office of Public Affairs. An attempt will be made to reach the total student body on all campuses through a variety of media, including student newspapers, radio announcements, announcements in class, posters, etc.

  3. The contest will begin on February 21, 2017.

  4. Students may submit their best individual poems (no more than four [4] per student) no later than March 24, 2017.

  5. The poems must be in English.

  6. Students' poems should be typed and should be IDENTIFIED (ON THE
    BACK OF EACH PAGE) BY THE STUDENT'S NAME, MDC ID., EMAIL ADDRESS, CAMPUS, HOME ADDRESS, AND TELEPHONE NUMBER
    . THE STUDENT'S NAME AND CONTACT INFORMATION SHOULD NOT APPEAR ON THE FRONT OF THE POEM PAGE(S), ONLY ON THE BACK OF THE PAGE(S).

  7. Students should be sure to proofread their poems for spelling and punctuation errors before submitting them.  Each poem should have a title and, if more than one page, pages should be numbered.  Poems may be submitted at the following locations depending on campus affiliation:

    North Campus English and Communications Dept - Room 7322
    Kendall Campus English and Communications Dept - Room 2217
    Wolfson Campus English and Communications Dept - Room 3604
    Homestead Campus Arts and Sciences - Room B105
    InterAmerican Campus Communication, Arts & Philosophy - Room 1321
    Medical Center Campus Student Life Office - Room 1171
    Hialeah Campus Dept. of World Languages & Communication -
    Room 2311
    West Campus Library - Room 1125

  8. After the deadline for submission, poems will be screened at the campus level, and the top six (6) from each of the campuses will be forwarded to the College-wide Coordinator for final screening and awarding of prizes.  Faculty members will be chosen to administer the screening process at the campus level.  Only one poem per student will be selected for final College-wide judging.

  9. Arrangements will be made for a selection committee to meet and make the final selection of the winning poems.  There will be no tie decisions.  The committee will have a representative from each of the participating campuses and a presiding judge from the community.

  10. The winners will be announced on April 25, 2017. Please visit this website for official results.

  11. Awards will be presented at a College-wide ceremony.

  12. No individual participants will be contacted regarding the results of the Contest.  Only the winners will be contacted individually via email.  Participants should check with their Campus Coordinator for results of the Contest or visit this webpage.

  13. No copies of poems submitted to the Contest will be returned to the participants.

 

 

 

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