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    Sunday, 22 January 2017

    Apply for Commonwealth Youth Council UNSEEN AND UNSPOKEN Poetry Competition 2017

    To commemorate World Braille Day, the Commonwealth Youth Council launches “Unseen & Unspoken” with the theme, “My disability does not define me.”  This is a segment of creative expression of the #iamABLE campaign through the art of poetry. The objective of the competition is to raise awareness of the experience and lives of young people with a wide range of disabilities which are often unseen and not spoken of.
    Eligibility
    Applicant must be:
    • Aged 15 – 29 years
    • National of Commonwealth country
    Note
    • Only one poem per person is allowed
    • Team submissions are permissible but restricted to teams of 3 persons.
    • Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply

    Competition Categories
    This competition has two categories:
    Category 1: 15 – 17 years old
    Category 2: 18+ years old

    Guidelines to Note
    • Poem must include a title and must not exceed 30 lines in length (not including the title)
    • Poems cannot exceed/cannot be longer than 400 words
    • Entries must be based on the theme
    • Poems must be the original work of the applicant.
    • Entries must not have been published, published on a website or featured in as a winner in another competition before the 31st day of May 2017.
    • Entries must be written in English.
    • Handwritten entries will not be accepted.
    Guidelines for Submission
    • For the hearing-impaired: Submissions can be made in written form or sign language that is video recorded. If submission is by video recording in sign language, then it must be accompanied by an interpreter (who does not count as a team member) doing a voice-over. Alternatively the video must have subtitles.
    • For the visually-impaired: Submissions can be made in braille level 2 (English) or audio and video recordings of the reading of the poetry.

    Note:
    All entries will be judged anonymously so the following information must be provided with submission email: Name of Author(s), Date of birth, Citizenship and Title of the poem on a separate sheet if posted or emailed.

    How to Apply
    Submission can be made by either of the two methods outlined below:

    Post to: 
    Commonwealth Youth Council, Commonwealth Secretariat, FAO: Lawrence Muli, Room E101, Youth Division, Marlborough House, Pall Mall, St. James’s, London SW1Y 5HX


    Application Closes
    31st May 2017 (17:00 GMT)

    For further information, send a mail to: commonwealthyouthcouncilcyc@gmail.com or visit the CYC WEBSITE.

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