The Colorism Healing Poetry Contest is BACK! The purpose of the Colorism Healing Poetry Contest is to raise awareness about colorism among all peoples and to provide a productive, creative outlet for self-expression and healing. Click here for a definition of colorism.

Deadline: April 30, 2016

Eligibility

This year the poetry contest is open to all ages separated into three divisions:

•Division 1- Ages 11 and under
•Division 2- Ages 12-19
•Division 3- Ages 20+

Awards

•1st Place- $50, Publication online and in print
•2nd Place- $25, Publication online and in print
•Honorable Mentions (as chosen by judges)- Publication online and in print
•Editor’s Picks (as chosen by the editor)- Publication in print

CHPC 2016 Rules and Guidelines

Please follow the rules and guidelines below for all poetry submissions:

•Explore the issue of colorism as a major theme. Click here to learn more about colorism.
•Submit one poem written in English (1,000 words or less).
•Submit unpublished poems only (including self-publication).
•Submit your poem via the form on the official contest page here. (Please do not email submissions.)

Terms and Conditions

Before entering the contest, you must agree to the following terms and conditions.

•By submitting a poem to the CHPC you certify that you are the original author.
•By submitting a poem to the CHPC you agree to have your poem published online at ColorismHealing.org and/or in the subsequent CHPC print anthology, should your poem be selected.
•By submitting a poem to the CHPC you grant permission for your poem and relevant demographic information to be used in future research studies and publications by Sarah L. Webb and/or Colorism Healing.

Please email questions to info@colorismhealing.org.

Click here to enter the contest.