Poetry Competition - Smiles

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Poetry Competition - Smiles
by Prof. Vítor Oliveira - Tuesday, 19 March 2019, 4:17 PM

Theme:  “In April, come rain or poems…”- SMILES

Eligibility: The Student Poetry Contest is open to all students enrolled in grades 9-12th. Each entrant may submit one poem of no more than 20 to 30 lines on the subject and in any style, except concrete (shape poems), provided that the content of the poem is not vulgar or offensive, does not employ profanity, and is the original, individual work of the entrant. 

Contest Dates: Poems are accepted until the 4th APRIL 2019.

Selection: Poems are judged based on originality, creativity, and artistic quality.  Poems not meeting the requirements for line limitation are automatically disqualified. Poems containing profanity, vulgarity or offensive material are automatically disqualified.Entries are judged anonymously, and the name and address of the poet should not appear on the manuscript. The poem should be handed to the English teacher in an envelope containing the student’s identification (Name, number and class).

Prizes:  1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners are selected in each of two divisions (Division 1 - Grade 9 -10th, Division 2 - Grades 11-12th. Each winner will receive an evocative gift and a Certificate of Achievement. 

The winners will have their poems exhibited in the library- BECRE.

Decisions: The panel of judges consists of members of The English teachers’ department.  All decisions made by the judges are final.

Notification:  Winners are announced on 26th April 2019. Winners are notified by an English teacher or email.  Names of the winners and their respective poems will appear on the school website.


Helena Patrão, Dolores Dias