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Prizes

  • Winner -                     $1000 Gift Card 

  • Runner-ups -              $700 Gift Card 

  • 2nd Runner-ups -       $500 Gift Card

  • Semi-Finalists -          $250 Gift Card

  • First Round -              $100 Gift Card

How this works?

 

Four Groups

We will have 4 groups of 20 contestants per group.

  • Middle School - grades 6-8 (ages 11-13)

  • High School 1 - grades 9-12 (ages 14-18)

  • High School 2 - grades 9-12 (ages 14-18)

  • Beyond - ages 19-24

Each group will advance as follows:

  • First Round: 20 contestants in each group to start. 6 contestants from each group will advance to the Second Round.

  • Second Round: 6 contestants in each group to start. 3 contestants from each group will advance to the Final Round.

  • Final Round: High School groups 1 & 2 will combine to make one High School group. Each group (Middle School, High School, Beyond) will be awarded with a Winner, Runner Up, and 2nd Runner up. 

 

Rules

  • Open to any young person from Alameda County

  • ​Competition will be held virtually via Zoom. Info will be given out upon signup. 

  • Each contestant is give 2 MINUTES to present at each round.

  • This must be your own work. (and "G" rated)

  • A different and original poem must be given at each level of the competition.

  • Go ahead and use props to add color and energy.

  • You are scored out of 10 by 3 judges.

Prizes

  • Winner -                          $1000 Gift Card 

  • Runner-ups -                   $700 Gift Card 

  • 2nd Runner-ups -            $500 Gift Card

  • Semi-Finalists -               $250 Gift Card

  • First Round -                   $100 Gift Card

 

Runner-ups and Finalists will also receive a framed commendation from the Alameda County Board of Supervisors

We will also later collect and publish the poems into a book to serve as an archive of this moment to history and entering the competition implies consent.

 

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