Highland Park Poetry is currently accepting poetry submissions for the 2012 Poetry That Moves Contest. Judges will select 12 poems for display on North Suburban PACE buses operating between Evanston and Highland Park as well as the Ravinia Festival Parking Shuttles. Poems are beautifully transformed into 11" x 17" placards designed by Highland Park High School graphic design students.
The contest is open to poets of all ages who live, work or study in Illinois. Poems may be any form - rhyme, free verse, etc. - but may not exceed 16 lines in length. There is no theme required - it is the poet's choice. The judges just ask that the poems metaphorically move the reader. For a copy of the submission guidelines and a contest entry form, visit www.highlandparkpoetry.org. The deadline to submit is Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. Poems may be sent via US mail or electronically (with $3 reading fee per poem) sent separately.
"This is our third year we've collaborated with PACE to offer the contest," says Founder & Program Coordinator, Jennifer Dotson. "The feedback we receive from participating poets and riders on PACE buses is wonderful." Highland Park Poetry is also seeking a contest sponsor to help cover the cost of printing the placards. The sponsor's logo will appear on all poems placards as well. For more information about the contest or becoming a sponsor, contact email@example.com.