The Rose Project in Partnership with the Staten Island-based Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art is kicking off a Poetry/Short Essay Contest with Cash Prizes for the best poetry and or essay. Essays and Poems should be based on Roses or the theme of “how to make beauty in one's life.”
Just what is the ROSE PROJECT? Considering the beauty, quiet perfection, fragrance, readiness for
crossbreeding and other fine qualities of the rose such as super soft petals and useful nutrient enriched oil, their mission is to:
-Keep beauty alive in our lives through lovely creations
-serve others and community for the good of all
-Work to Create Balance in our lives and in the universe
-Encourage education about the rose, an important symbol that has had a presence in major religions and cultures globally for thousands of years.
Winners will be able to present their essay or poem at a free, public event at the Museum on Sunday, May 15, 2011.
Guidelines:poetry or essay should not exceed two typewritten pages and must be related to roses or the theme “how to make beauty in one's life”
Two prizes will be awarded on May 15th at the Rose Project event at the Museum. There will be a First Prize of $200 and a Second Prize of $100.
Submissions must be typewritten and postmarked no later than April 29th to the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, 338 Lighthouse Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10306.
Authors must be present to read their poetry/essay in order to collect cash prize.
Name, phone number and address of the student submitting should be at the top of each page. Decisions of the judges is final.
The contest is open to all writers aged 16 and under and the writer may not have published any prior works.