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National Second Language Poetry Contest

 
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2005 12:51 pm    Post subject: National Second Language Poetry Contest Reply with quote

This is a request for assistance from Canadian educators
involved in ESL and FSL.

I would appreciate any help in broadcasting the following
information:

Dialogue on Canadian Diversity second-language Poetry
Contest

Canadian secondary school students are invited to take
part in a poetry contest based on the theme "Dialogue on
Canadian Diversity". Participants are called upon to use
their second language to create a work inspired by the
richness of Canada’s geological, biological and/or
cultural heritage.

With the collaboration of the Department of Canadian
Heritage, the "Dialogue on Canadian Diversity" poetry
contest will allow thousands of young people to support
Canada’s participation in the next world’s fair, in Aichi,
Japan (www.expo2005canada.gc.ca), and to express
themselves on about the following three themes:

1. Geosphere: soil, water, and air in Canada, including
climate.
2. Biosphere: Canada’s living nature, i.e. its micro-
organisms, plants, animals and humans.
3. Ethnosphere: Canadians and their culture. Their
relationship with nature and with other people.

Competition Rules:

Students are invited to present five poems, or a five-page
poem on a theme about Canada. The Haïku style can be used
if the student wishes. Poems must be written in the
participants’ second official language. Poems must be
typed or neatly handwritten on 8.5" X 11" paper, double-
spaced. Electronic submissions are encouraged.

Prizes:

The four poetry contest winners, two per official
language, will take part in four significant literary
events in Canada: the 21st Festival International de la
Poésie (Trois-Rivières, Québec), the Salon du Livre de
Québec, the Winnipeg Words and the Banff-Calgary Writers’
Festival (Alberta). School events may also be organized in
which contest winners may read their work.

Selection committee:

The selection committee will be composed of
representatives from the Festival International de la
Poésie,The League of Canadian Poets and the Department of
Canadian Heritage. Winners will be announced at the
official opening of the Festival International de la
Poésie, September 30, 2005.

Deadline:

The deadline for receiving poems at the Festival
International de la Poésie is May 13, 2005, as indicated
by the postmark or the e-mail delivery date. Winners will
be notified in the following weeks. The contest winners’
tour will begin at the Festival International de la
Poésie, September 30, 2005.

For more information on the competition, go to:
www.fiptr.com

This poetry contest is organized by the Festival
International de la Poésie in collaboration with The
League of Canadian Poets.

The information above is also available in the form of a publicity poster at the following url: http://caslt.org/pdf/DoyouLike.pdf
It is a large document (1.7 Mb) so you will have to be patient when you download it!

Thank You,

Gilles
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