Ekphrastic Writing Poetry Contest

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TMA’s 2015 Ekphrastic Writing Poetry Contest invites you to submit an original poem inspired by a work of art in the Museum’s collection.

Dates

The final date to take a docent-led tour related to the contest is February 20, 2015. Submissions are due March 20, 2015.  On May 1, 2015,  the Museum will host a showcase of notable entries and a reception for writers and their guests beginning at 7 p.m. in the GlasSalon. Cash and membership prizes are awarded. Happy writing!

Prizes

Adult

  • First Place: $175 cash prize
  • Second Place: $125 Toledo Museum of Art gift card
  • Third Place: $100 Toledo Museum of Art gift card

High School

  • First Place: $150 cash prize
  • Second Place: $100 Toledo Museum of Art gift card
  • Third Place: $75 Toledo Museum of Art gift card

Middle School

  • First Place: $100 cash prize
  • Second Place: $75 Toledo Museum of Art gift card
  • Third Place: $50 Toledo Museum of Art gift card

How to Enter

Register in one of four ways, including the submission form below. Download the Entry Form for additional details.


Submission Form

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Address (required)

City (required)

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Zip Code (required)

Phone Number (required)

Name of School or Tour Group (required)

Grade in School (required)

Name of Teacher or Tour Organizer (required)

Title of Museum Work of Art (required)

Name of Artist (required)

Title of Ekphrastic Poem (required)

Upload poem here.


I hereby give permission to the Toledo Museum of Art to publicly print and/or display my work at the Museum, in Museum publications, online or in any other public venue as deemed appropriate by the staff of the Museum. This permission is not a transfer of ownership, does not extend to commercial use of this work, and does not void the author/artist copyright protection.