Together We Rise Poetry Contest



Calling all poets, writers, and lyricists! GACN is sponsoring the TOGETHER WE RISE open mic poetry contest to inspire hope. We are seeking established and new poets with a range of experience, perspective, geography, and style. The winner of the contest will be awarded the title, RISE Artist Ambassador, for the year 2020. The winner will also receive a $75 cash prize and a trophy.

  • Submit a poem by completing the form below.
  • Submissions must include a written poem and a Youtube link of the poem being performed by the writer.
  • Submissions must inspire hope during and/or after the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Your video will be uploaded to GACN Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages for maximum exposure.
  • Deadline: Submissions must be received on or before December 1, 2020.

Voting

Voting by Peers. People can place one vote (for one poem) by “liking” the video on Facebook. Double votes (liking more than one video) will disqualify voter.

Phase 1

(March 31 – December 31):

Voting by Peers. People can place one vote (for one poem) by “liking” the video on Facebook. Double votes (liking more than one video) will disqualify voter.

Finalists will be selected by GACN Board based on popularity from phase 1 voting. Winner will be announced on our website on January 11, 2021.

Phase 2

Finalists will be selected by GACN Board based on popularity from phase 1 voting. Winner will be announced on our website on January 11, 2021.

Why should you participate?

You will also receive a $75 cash prize and a trophy.
You will be awarded the title, RISE Artist Ambassador, for the year of 2020.
Your poem will be exposed to supporters, donors, and volunteers of GACN.
You will be participating in a global movement that inspires others.
This is your big opportunity to be discovered by a talent scout.

Complete the form below

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Artist Information

Details of Participation: Submission of the Entry Form constitutes permission for GACN to use the participant’s name, likeness, biographical information, information and materials contained in the entry form, photographs, and any statements or remarks made about the contest in advertising and promotion without compensation or permission, except where prohibited by law. All entries, and any copyrights therein, become the sole property of GACN. By entering, entrants agree to abide by the above stated rules, and warrant that their entry is their original work and does not infringe upon or violate rights of any third party, and grant to GACN the right to edit, publish, promote, and otherwise use their entry materials without permission, notice or compensation. No royalties will be paid at this or any time. By submitting an entry and Entry Form, each participant (and parent or guardian) assigns all right, title, and interest in and to the entry and Entry Form to GACN and warrants that the participant (and parent or guardian) have the authority to assign such right, title, and interest. In the event that any applicable law requires certain formalities to be fulfilled to effectuate such grant to rights, each participant (and parent or guardian) agrees to cooperate with GACN to achieve fulfillment of such formalities. By submitting an Entry Form, each participant (and parent or guardian) agrees to be bound by these Contest Rules. Each participant (and parent or guardian) agrees to release and hold GACN and its employees, officers, directors, shareholders, agents, representatives, subsidiaries, parent companies, or other affiliated companies harmless from any and all damages, losses, claims and liabilities arising out of participation in the Contest or resulting from acceptance or claiming of any prize hereunder. GACN reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate, suspend or otherwise cancel the Contest at any time. Income and all other taxes are the responsibility of the prize recipient. GACN is not responsible for any expenses incurred in connection with participation in the Contest.