Awaken – Poetry
Thank you for your interest in submitting your poetry for the Awaken exhibit. Below you will find eligibility and submission information.
SEEK2019 “Awaken” Art, Poetry and Music Entry
Submission Deadline: November 15, 2018 Deadline extended through November 28
Finalists/Winners Notified: December 1, 2018
Eligibility: Only college students are eligible to win. FOCUS missionaries may enter to have their poems be a part of the awaken experience, just not the competition.
“Encounter Something More”
“What are you looking for?” John 1:29-42
Conversion is a powerful moment. Often we remember certain people, smells and details that we savor surrounding moments of conversion. For the apostle John, he remembered the time of day he met Jesus (John 1:39). Take a moment to reflect on John 1:29 –42 and create in artform something that evokes a conversion story. Maybe it’s your conversion? Maybe it’s your friend’s conversion. Maybe it’s a saint’s conversion? Conversion inspires us, challenges us and consoles us to see God at work in our life. We are excited to see what the Holy Spirit inspires you to create!
May St. John Paul II inspire us with his words:
“..it is up to you, men and women who have given your lives to art, to declare with all the wealth of your ingenuity that in Christ the world is redeemed: the human person is redeemed, the human body is redeemed, and the whole creation which, according to Saint Paul, “awaits impatiently the revelation of the children of God” (Rom 8:19), is redeemed. The creation awaits the revelation of the children of God also through art and in art. This is your task. Humanity in every age, and even today, looks to works of art to shed light upon its path and its destiny.”
The maximum length for entries is 50 lines per poem (up to three poems may be submitted).
Students: Student Finalists who are selected will have their work displayed at the exclusive poetry exhibit at SEEK2019. Winner will be published by Our Sunday Visitor publications.
Poetry Entry directions:
- You must enter online. All entries must be submitted as digital files (.doc, .docx or .pdf only, please). You may submit up to three (3) original poems of no more than fifty (50) lines each.
- All participating writers must be attending SEEK2019 for entries to be accepted.
- The following are welcome to submit entries: 1) students; 2) FOCUS missionaries. (Priority will be given to submissions in that order.)
- Finalists will be determined by Dec 1.