Ekphrastic Writing Poetry Contest Call for Entries

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Have you been inspired to write about an object in the Toledo Museum of Art’s collection? If so, consider participating in the Museum’s sixth annual Ekphrastic Writing Poetry Contest.

Ekphrastic writing is a Greek term for “writing about art.” In the Museum’s annual Ekphrastic Writing Poetry Contest, visitors write original poems inspired by objects in the Museum’s collection. Judges review the entries based on originality, form, language, grammatical skill, and the creative interpretation of ekphrastic writing. Cash and membership prizes are awarded, and the winning poems are displayed next to the works of art that inspired them.

The contest is open to adults, college students and to students in grades 6–12 who participated in a Docent-led tour between July 1, 2014 and March 20, 2015. All submissions are due March 20, 2015. Previous entrants, including finalists and winners, are welcome to participate with fresh material.

For more information about the Ekphrastic Writing Poetry Contest or to submit an entry, please visit http://www.toledomuseum.org/learn/writingcontest/.


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