Calling all poetry writers! Don’t miss Hamilton Public Library’s 1st Blackout Poetry Contest!
What is blackout poetry? Blackout poetry uses existing print (ie. newspapers, discarded books, magazines) to create a new poem by blacking-out words or images that are irrelevant.
Enter the Hamilton Public Library’s Blackout poetry contest to celebrate National Poetry Month, and the Canada 150. Photocopy page 150 from your favourite book and use the words and phrase to create a new piece of poetry!
Submissions are being accepted starting April 1, 2017. Contest will close on April 30, 2017
- There will be two categories: Adults (18+) and Teens (12 to 18 years)
- All entrants must be a resident of Hamilton
- A maximum of 1 Blackout Poem per person.
- The page number (150) of the photocopy should be visible on the entry. Do not blackout this part of the page.
- Entries can be submitted in person at one of the branches of Hamilton Public Library or scanned and submitted online. In person entries must be submitted with a contest entry form.
Download the entry forms: