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Julius Sokenu Poetry Submission Form

Contact Information

Jon Andersen
(860) 932-4054

Deneuve Hernandez
(860) 932-4119

Events

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27 April, 2023

16th Annual Julius Sokenu Poetry Awards Night at QvCC with Honored Guest, Edgar Kunz

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Julius Sokenu at the 10th Annual Sokenu Poetry Awards, 2017Sahireliz Rios-Bravo, 2017 Taylor Copeland, 2017 Performance Poetry

Contest Rules

  1. Submission deadline is April 6, 2023 at 11:59pm.
  2. Submissions must be made ONLINE. Use the form below to submit your poem(s) as an attachment or a link. If sending a link, be certain you have shared access privileges so the file can be opened. If you need assistance, contact Deneuve Hernandez at library@qvcc.edu.
  3. Submissions are read and judged blind by a committee of QVCC faculty and staff. To protect this process, your name must NOT appear in the document(s) containing your poem(s). The online submission form will create the ID link between poems and poets, necessary to identify prize winners after the poems are judged.  Again, the online form will assure that we know you are the author of any poem you submit.
  4. Prizes are offered in ALL five categories: 1st $100 / 2nd $50 / 3rd $50. The Committee reserves the right to not grant an award, to choose co-winners, and to add honorable mentions.
  5. Students can submit up to three poems in each category for which they are eligible, but they cannot win more than one award in any category. QMC Students who are taking college courses are not eligible for the QVCC English category.

Submission Deadline is April 6 at 11:59pm.

Scroll down to the form. Once you click “submit” you should receive an email confirmation no later than the next business day. If you do not receive that confirmation, contact Deneuve Hernandez at library@qvcc.edu.

 

Julius Sokenu Poetry Submission 2023

    By submitting my work, I authorize Quinebaug Valley Community College (QVCC) to use my voice, likeness, comments and/or written copy approved by me for use in college marketing activities. It is my understanding that this material will be used only to support QVCC programs and services. I also understand that QVCC may use this material in any form of print or electronic media, and/or in other supplemental promotional material and that there will be minor edits to accommodate such use. I fully understand the intent for the use of my voice, likeness, and comments, and therefore release Quinebaug Valley Community College from any responsibility associated with the usage described above. I fully understand that I retain full copyright to any poetry submitted in any format and give permission for the poetry to be printed in materials for the awards celebration, and that I am free to publish this poetry or submit it to publication in the future with no objection or claim by Quinebaug Valley Community College.
    QMC Students only: QMC students and children under 18 years of age must secure a parent’s signature on a separate form. Please download the form (found here) and return to the QVCC Library, attention Deneuve Hernandez.
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: doc, docx, Max. file size: 50 MB, Max. files: 3.
    • To upload your poetry document, you may provide a URL in the space provided below -OR- upload a .doc or a .docx document (below) -OR- save your audio file on a flash drive and deliver it to the Library. Flash drive will be returned to you.
    • Drop files here or
      Accepted file types: doc, docx, Max. file size: 50 MB, Max. files: 3.
      • To upload your poetry document, you may provide a URL in the space provided below -OR- upload a .doc or a .docx document (below) -OR- save your audio file on a flash drive and deliver it to the Library. Flash drive will be returned to you.
      • Drop files here or
        Accepted file types: doc, docx, Max. file size: 50 MB, Max. files: 3.
        • To upload your poetry document, you may provide a URL in the space provided below -OR- upload a .doc or a .docx document (below) -OR- save your audio file on a flash drive and deliver it to the Library. Flash drive will be returned to you.

        Once you click “submit” you should receive an email confirmation no later than the next business day.  If you do not receive that confirmation, contact Deneuve Hernandez at library@qvcc.edu