Poetry contest for young poets’ 2008
18 february — 15 may 2008

Julia Korableva, contest coordinator


The Center of cultural initiatives and the Creative Industries and Cultural Tourism Development Fund launches a new contest for young poets with support from the Ford Foundation.

The contest seeks to discover new talents, select the best works, assist poets in arranging publications and performances and favor their professional growth and popularity.

The contest will be held in 7 nominations: love lyrics; urban and landscape lyrics; philosophy lyrics; odes and anthems; fantasy; children’s poems; satire and humor.

Requirements for participation:
- Age: up to 27
- Place of residence: Republic of Karelia
- Applications: accepted February 18 – May 15, 2008 in e-format either by email to virshina@mail.ru or on a floppy disk or CD to the Center of cultural initiatives (address: Petrozavodsk, Lenin Sq. 2a)

A book of the best poems will be published in 200 copies based on the contest results.

The winners will be announced on May 30, 2008 with the award ceremony to be held in October 2008 during the presentation of the book of poems in the Vyhod Media Center. Laureates will be given a floor to read their poems for public.

For more information, please call +7 921 469 07 30 (Julia Korableva, contest coordinator).