Wax Poetry and Art presents
Under 25 Poetry Contest #1

Deadline to enter: Sunday, December 4, 2016.
Number of pieces: Up to 3.
Number of lines: No limit.
Cost to enter: Free.
Open to: Everyone under 25. (Residents and non-residents of Canada).
Number of Winning Poems: 1.
Prizes: 1st place: $50 CAD.
Publication date: Early 2017.
Simultaneous submissions: No.

Young people are the most engaged, passionate, and inventive minds in
our society. The creativity of young poets needs to be celebrated and

Wax Poetry and Art invites all poets under 25 years of age to participate in
this free contest.

Please read the guidelines carefully before making your submission.

The work submitted must be wholly original to the person submitting
the work.

Simultaneous submissions are
not allowed for this contest. Please do not
submit the same poems anywhere else until the contest results are

The work(s) submitted must be previously unpublished in print format or in
any publicly accessible online format such as an online magazine, personal
website, or blog. Work viewable on private forums, such as a private
Facebook post, is not considered as published.

Submit up to 3 poems. There is no restriction on the number of lines.

Please title your poems, unless they are in a form which do not usually have
a title.

Include a biographical note of 100 words or fewer. Including your website
and any social media contact information you wish to share, if applicable.

State your age in the body of your email when you submit. This is strictly to
confirm your eligibility. Your age will not be published.

You must be under 25 years of age at the time of submission. If you turn 25
after you submit, even while the contest is open, or prior to publication, you
are still eligible. Proof of age is not required. We do not require you to
provide us with your date of birth. We operate on good faith, however, we
reserve the right to request proof of age.

Since submission to this contest involves the transmission of personal
information such as your mailing address, we recommend that all persons
under the age of majority, in their respective jurisdictions, obtain their
parents permission before submitting to this contest.

Ensure your submission is complete prior to submitting. Your submission
must contain:
-Your age.
-Mailing address.

Entries must be received by midnight of Sunday, December 4, 2016.

Submissions must be sent by email to info@waxpoetryart.com. Use
the subject header, "Under 25 Poetry Contest #1".

Include all materials in one document or in the body of a single email. For
documents, please use a format compatible with MS Word. PDFs are not

Copyright remains with the original artist at all times.

Wax Poetry and Art obtains the right to the first publication of the work,
as well as the right to republish the work on our website and also on our
accounts on third party platforms such as email, Facebook, and other
social media, specifically for the purpose of promoting the work to more
people. We also obtain the right to republish the work in our own
anthologies, either online or in print, without additional compensation
required. The artist may refuse inclusion in any future anthologies.

Although we strive to apply a light hand when it comes to editing,
Poetry and Art
reserves the right to make whatever edits are deemed
necessary at any time, with utmost respect to the artists, to ensure that
publication occurs.

The Winner
The winner receives payment of $50 CAD, to be paid after publication.

The winning poem will be published and featured on the main page of
Poetry and Art.

Wax Poetry and Art is a free publication. Winners are expected to share
their publication success with as many people as possible.

We will notify all participants of the results prior to publication.

Top entries not winning First Place will be offered publication as regular
submissions in
Axil Poetry and Art (a publication dedicated to publishing
work by people under 25). Regular submissions do not pay and you are
under no obligation to accept.

Judging will be based on two criteria: Quality of writing and effectiveness
of the poem, as determined by the editor. Please edit carefully.

Writers submitting work to
Wax Poetry and Art assume all liability
if situations arise due to any misrepresentations on the part of the writer,
especially in regards to copyright violations.

All contest participants are added to the email list for current and future
contest updates. You may unsubscribe at any time.

Questions or comments? Please email

About the Editor
Kirk Ramdath
is the publisher of Wax Poetry and Art, Weekly Poem, Axil
Poetry and Art, Phoenix Photo&Fiction, Eleventh Transmission, and Wax
Poetry & Art International. Kirk has created space for hundreds of poets,
writers, visual artists, musicians, and photographers in print, online, and on
stage. As the organizer of Passion Pitch Poetry, he organized over sixty
events in Calgary. He has a Bachelor of Arts in English, with Distinction,
from the University of Calgary. Kirk is the author of
Love in a Handful of
. He has received three writing grants from Canada Council for the Arts,
and is working on a new manuscript. Kirk is a full member of the League of
Canadian Poets.
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