Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships

Five Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships in the amount of $25,800 each will be awarded to young poets in the U.S. through a national competition sponsored by the Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine. Established in 1989 by the Indianapolis philanthropist Ruth Lilly, the fellowships are intended to encourage the further study and writing of poetry.

Submissions will be accepted from March 1 – April 30 of this year, via the online submissions system.
APPLICANT GUIDELINES:

  • Applicants must reside in the U.S. or be U.S. citizens.
  • Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and no older than 31 years of age as of April 30, 2017.
  • Applications must be submitted by midnight (Central Standard Time) on April 30, 2017.
  • Applications must be made through our submissions website, according to the guidelines below. (Be sure you are submitting to the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship category on our submissions page, otherwise your work will not be considered for the fellowship.)
  • Application materials sent via e-mail or standard mail will not be considered.
  • Previously published poems may be included in your application.

HOW TO APPLY:
FIRST, you must assemble your application materials as a SINGLE file (acceptable file types are pdf, doc, docx, txt, rtf, wpf). This document must include:

  • An approximately 250-word introduction to your work (not to exceed one page).
  • Ten pages of poems, in standard font and size (such as Times New Roman, 12pt). You may include multiple poems on one page, but the total pages of poems must not exceed ten.
  • Publication list. (Optional. If you choose to include it, please do so as the last page of your document.)
  • Name this document [LAST NAME]_[FIRST NAME].doc (example: Doe_John.doc)

THEN, proceed to our online submissions manager where you can upload your application.
Finalists will be notified by e-mail by August 1.
Winners will be announced on September 1.
Payments to winners will be subject to the completion of IRS Form W-9, including a valid TIN or SSN.

If you have any questions, contact: hamos@poetrymagazine.org.

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About the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship Program
Established in 1989 by Ruth Lilly to encourage the further writing and study of poetry, the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Poetry Fellowship program has dramatically expanded since its inception. Until 1995, university writing programs nationwide each nominated one student poet for a single fellowship; from 1996 until 2007, two fellowships were awarded. In 2008 the competition was opened to all U.S. poets between 21 and 31 years of age, and the number of fellowships increased to five, totaling $75,000. In 2013, the Poetry Foundation received a generous gift from the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial Fund to create the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships, which increased the fellowship amount from $15,000 to $25,800.

About Poetry Magazine
Founded in Chicago by Harriet Monroe in 1912, Poetry is the oldest monthly devoted to verse in the English-speaking world. Monroe’s “Open Door” policy, set forth in Volume 1 of the magazine, remains the most succinct statement of Poetry’s mission: to print the best poetry written today, in whatever style, genre, or approach. The magazine established its reputation early by publishing the first important poems of T.S. EliotEzra PoundMarianne MooreWallace StevensH.D.William Carlos Williams,Carl Sandburg, and other now-classic authors. In succeeding decades it has presented—often for the first time—works by virtually every major contemporary poet. In recent years, Poetry has been honored with three National Magazine Awards. It celebrated its centennial in 2012.

About the Poetry Foundation
The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture. It exists to discover and celebrate the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible audience. The Poetry Foundation seeks to be a leader in shaping a receptive climate for poetry by developing new audiences, creating new avenues for delivery, and encouraging new kinds of poetry through innovative partnerships, prizes, and programs. Opened to the public in June 2011, the Poetry Foundation building in Chicago provides new space for the Foundation’s extensive roster of public programs and events. It also houses a public garden, a library, and an exhibition gallery as well as the offices of the Poetry Foundation and Poetry magazine.

Your chance to WIN FREE TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION in Warsaw for #RockitWAW!

Deadline:  30 January 2017
Open to: participants from around the world
Venue: 16– 17 February 2017 in Warsaw, Poland

 

Rockit Digital Summit is an annual international conference bringing innovation, entrepreneurial mindset and technology to digital communication and media.

RockitWAW is the major networking conference for digital communication professionals from media, marketing, business, non-profit, and governmental sectors in Europe and Central Asia. RockitWAW brings you the world-class speakers & inspiring discussions around digital communication, tech trends and developments in media. This is the event to share ideas, inspire others and get inspired yourself.

Who will be there 450+ attendees:

  • Media – journalists, bloggers, editors, media managers
  • Marketing – digital marketing and advertising professionals
  • Business – entrepreneurs, startups, corporate managers
  • Non-profit – activists, communication specialists
  • Government – press officers, political consultants

Join RockitWAW! Rock the Digital!

 

 

Award

Your chance to WIN FREE TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION in Warsaw for #RockitWAW!
All you have to do is write a public post telling us why you want to join Rockit. It can be a picture, gif, video, text – you name it! And don’t forget to tag Rockit Digital Summit and use #IWant2RockitWAW hashtag!

Application

The owner of the most creative post will join #RockitWAW at our expenses! The more “likes” and shares you get – the bigger are your chances!
The contest ends by Monday (30.01) midnight!
If you already bought your tickets you can still participate. If you win we will reimburse you the money.

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions, feel free  to contact via email :  nino@digicomnet.org  or  artur@digicomnet.org.

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Essay Writing Contest by Custom-Writing.org

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Custom-Writing.org awards scholarships of $1800 in total to the most vivid, versatile, and talented writers in our upcoming Essay Writing Contest.

  • The Essay Writing Contest starts on October 10, 2016, and lasts for two months.
  • Any student, regardless of academic level and location of studies, can participate.
  • Three winners will receive prizes totaling $1800.

ESSAY WRITING CONTEST 2016

The aim of the Essay Writing Contest is to give students the opportunity to demonstrate their writing talents and win an award for them.

Our Essay Writing Contest is not only about finding people who can write well. Indeed, the aim of the contest is to identify individuals who have both critical thinking and writing skills. The 2016 Essay Writing Contest focuses on two aspects:

  • The ability to think critically
  • The ability to express thoughts clearly and logically

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

There are no strict requirements for participants. Custom-Writing.org requires the following:

  • Participants must be students of any educational institution in any location. Academic level and major do not matter.
  • Each student must write an essay on one of three given topics that fulfills all instructions and submit it before the deadline to contest@custom-writing.org.
  • Participants must share this post on their Facebook, Google+, and Twitter accounts and attach screenshots to prove it when submitting the essay.
  • By submitting an entry, students agree to the terms and conditions of the contest and acknowledge that the choice of the judges is final.

WHY PARTICIPATE

Scholarships of $1800 in total will be awarded to the best three essay writers:

1st place — $800

2nd place — $600

3rd place — $400

Winners get more than just significant cash prizes—their talent will be recognized by our proficient writers and editors, and their works will be published on the Custom-Writing Blog.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ESSAY SUBMISSION

Participants must follow all instructions to be eligible to win the contest.

  1. Write one essay on one of following three topics:
  • Why do you think it is important for students to improve their essay writing skills?
  • How can having less homework help improve learning?
  • Are the requirements of academic writing too strict? Should writing be simpler for students?
  1. Essay requirements:
  • Has a word count of 450 – 650 words (excluding footnotes, bibliography, title page, and article title)
  • Is written in US English
  • Contains no plagiarism
  • Has a file name of “Essay Writing Contest_Last Name”
  • Is submitted in .doc or .docx format
  • Has a bibliography that lists two or more peer-reviewed sources and no sources older than five years
  • Uses the APA formatting style

Please note that to be accepted, your essay must contain all required elements of APA formatting style:

  • Title page formatted correctly
  • Header with running head and page numbers on each page
  • References page

You can find the full list of requirements in this APA formatting checklist.

Send your completed essay to contest@custom-writing.org by the deadline given below. Late submissions will not be accepted.

ESSAY WRITING CONTEST SCHEDULE

Start of Essay Writing Contest — October 10, 2016

Duration — 2 months

Final deadline for submission — midnight EST on December 10, 2016

Winners announcement — January 20, 2017

GRADING CRITERIA

Each participant can earn 100 points in total.

All works will be checked by the team of professional writers and editors at Custom-Writing.org.

Review the grading criteria below to make your essay perfect:

  • Correct APA style — 20 points
  • Excellent grammar, spelling, and punctuation— 20 points
  • Focused content — 20 points
  • Clear expression of thought and style — 20 points
  • Strong organization — 20 points

ONLINE VOTING

On December 28, 2016, the best 15 essays will be published on theCustom-Writing Blog, where readers will have the opportunity to help us determine the three winners.

Each reader will be able to vote for his or her favorite essay by sharing it only once on each social media account: Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

Online voting will last until midnight EST on January, 18, 2017.

Taking into consideration the results of online voting and the grades from our expert writers and editors, we will determine the final three winners of the Essay Writing Contest.

http://custom-writing.org/blog/essay-writing-contest-by-custom-writing-org

AWARDS

Winners will be announced on January 20, 2017, on the Custom-Writing Blog.

To receive a prize, winners must provide proof of enrollment. In case the winner is unable to provide proof of enrollment, the prize will be given to the next eligible participant.

The Humanity Photo Awards 2017

Deadline: 15 April 2017
Open to: photographers all over the world
Prize: cash awards, accommodation and travel allowance for winners to attend the awards ceremony

Description

Since 1998, the China Folklore Photographic Association (CFPA) has launched a call to photographers all over the world to document folklore phenomenon extensively and in depth. To this end, CFPA founded HPA, blessed with UNESCO’s support and is granted with its logo since the 2nd HPA. HPA gets held biennially and HPA 2017 is the latest session, short for the 10th Humanity Photo Awards.

We call upon responsible photographers who respect and love life to take out your cameras, and in the form of feature photography:

  • to explore and rescue the endangered folk cultures of nationalities worldwide;
  • to record the changes and evolution of various folk cultures in a genuine, vivid and profound way;
  • to record, spread and share the multi-cultures of the world with the aim of enhancing mutual understanding and communication between people and promoting world peace and development;
  • to contribute to the World Folklore Photo Museum with world-wide cultural records

Eligibility

1. Entries are required to be submitted online via http://www.hpa.org.cn. Please click on “Submission”, sign up and submit photos on the entry page in accordance with relevant requirements. All information is required to be written in Chinese or English only.

2. The entrant’s name on the entry form should be the same as that on his/her valid identification/passport. Any other preferred name such as “professional name” or “pen name” will not be allowed. If entrants would like to have a preferred name on the certificate, please apply 30 days before the awards ceremony, send a formal declaration letter according to the organizers’ requirements, and pay the cost of production.

3. There are no restrictions on entrants in terms of profession, gender, age, nationality, country or region.

4. The photos must be taken by the entrant himself/herself, otherwise the entrant will be deprived of the right to win the award in the contest.

5. Photos entered jointly by two or more than two entrants will not be accepted.

6. All entrants will be deemed to have accepted the Guidelines of HPA 2017. Any legal responsibility relating to entries, such as copyright, right of reputation and portrait, right of privacy, right of trade mark, etc. will be borne by the entrants.

7. The contest is open to everyone except the members of jury and the staff of HPA 2017 work team.

Awards

① Five awards will be offered in accordance with the judging criteria: Grand Awards (G), Documentary Awards (D), Jury’s Special Awards (S), Nomination Awards (N) and Performance Awards (P).

②③All prize-winning photographers will be invited to attend the award ceremony and related events that last for 3 to 6 days.

④ Prize-winning photographers are required to buy their own flight tickets. Based on the located region of the prize-winning photographers, the organizers will then determine the maximum transport allowance for the winners from each region according to the basic transport expenses for a round trip from their registered city to the city where the awards ceremony will be held. Transport allowance will be given to the prize-winning photographers after they arrive at the event venue and submit the signed paper flight itinerary or train ticket (Reimbursement is only allowed for prize winners who have paid for transport themselves during the period of ceremony).

⑤One Grand Award for each category, vacancy allowed. Judging Criteria: excelling in all three aspects: photographic technique, documentary value and difficulty in photographing, and can best highlight the mission of the HPA photo contest.

⑥⑦Jury’s Special Awards will be selected among the Nomination Awards based on the stories of the photo sets, interviews and editing skills of the photographers. The prize-winning photographers will be also awarded transport allowance. The final number of Nomination Awards will be made clear by deducting the number of Jury’s Special Awards from the original 100.

⑧As a way of encouragement for photographers in Arab States, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean to record local cultures, Nomination Award-winning photographers in these regions will have the chance to apply for transport allowance.

  • Transport allowance is only offered to those prize-winning photographers who attend the ceremony and related events.
  • Attendees are required to apply for entry visas and pay the relevant fees themselves. The organizers may be able to help with your visa application but bear no responsibility for the final decision.
  • Winning photos have the opportunity of being included in the content of HPA promotional DVDs and publications. Prize-winning photographers attending the ceremony will be awarded a paper certificate and the publications of HPA 2017
  • Prize-winning photographers and entrants as well are required to download the electronic copy of award certificates and participation certificates of HPA 2017 prior to September 16th, 2018.

Application

From Sep 16, 2016-April 15, 2017, participants can select, submit and edit their entries in a 7-month time. Throughout the HPA contests in the past, there were photographers from 162 different countries and regions, who have documented 178 cultural subjects around the world. We were hoping that no matter where you are from or no matter what you will submit, your work could set a new record of the HPA’s figure.

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions, check  the Guidelines of HPA 2017 or write to:  contact@hpa.org.cn.

The official web-page.

Foreign Affairs Student Essay Contest 2016

Deadline: 15 October 2016
Open to: all undergraduate students graduating no earlier than December 2016

Foreign Affairs and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy want to give tomorrow’s leaders the opportunity to demonstrate innovative thinking on the issues that shape their world.

In the 2016 Student Essay Competition, a panel from the Foreign Affairs editorial staff and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy will select one undergraduate’s essay to be published on the Foreign Affairs Web site.

Selection committee includes:

  • Gideon Rose, Editor and Peter G. Peterson Chair, Foreign Affairs
  • Jonathan Tepperman, Managing Editor, Foreign Affairs
  • Yuen Foong Khong, Li Ka Shing Professor of Political Science, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

ESSAY TOPIC
What global issue should world leaders be paying more attention to? In your essay, please propose a solution to the problem you address.

SUBMISSIONS
Submit your essay here.

DEADLINE:
Entries must be submitted by October 15, 2016.

WRITING GUIDELINES
Submissions should be between 1,200 and 1,500 words. All quotations or uncommon facts should be appropriately cited. Entries must be original, unpublished work written by the contestant.

ELIGIBILITY
Open to all undergraduate students graduating no earlier than December 2016.

Only one essay is allowed per participant. Completed entries must be submitted by 11:59 PM EST on October 15, 2016.

Submissions sent by mail will not be accepted. No purchase necessary to enter.

Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders Awards 2016: Call for Applications

Deadline: 10 October 2016

Open to: Local independent NGOs undertaking peacebuilding work

Prize: $10,000

 

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Are you a peacebuilder? Would international recognition and a $10,000 prize help your organisation make a bigger impact? Apply today for the annual Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders awards.

Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders are the global awards for local peacebuilding run by Peace Direct. Awarded annually, they offer international recognition for grassroots peace activists in conflict-affected countries worldwide.

Since Peace Direct was set up a decade ago, it’s been our mission to support and showcase the variety and scale of peacebuilding led by local people around the world. We support 11 organisations in nine countries and have profiled over 1,300 organisations through our flagship website, Insight on Conflict.

Now, we are launching our fourth Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders awards to showcase the best locally led peacebuilding organisations across the world. This year’s awards are being run in association with Alliance for Peacebuilding. Entrants will need to show how they are making communities more peaceful, or breaking the cycle of violence. A jury of international peacebuilding experts will select the winning entries.

There will be three winning entries. Each winning entry will receive:

·         $10,000 prize funding for peacebuilding activities.

·         Promotion of their work online, including on the Insight on Conflict and Peace Direct websites and newsletters

ELIGIBILITY

There is no geographical restriction on applications. In order to be eligible to enter, you must:

·         Be undertaking peacebuilding work: your organisation will be either a peacebuilding organisation or have peacebuilding as a substantial element of your work.

·         Be locally based: your organisation must be based in the country/communities where your work will be done. Your organisation should be an independent organisation, not an incountry or satellite organisation of an international NGO.

·         Be working, or planning to work, in at least one of the following thematic areas: women-led peacebuilding; environmental peacebuilding; or interreligious peacebuilding.

HOW TO ENTER

Application forms, guidance notes and full terms and conditions can be found on our website:

http://www.peacedirect.org/tp

Applications will be accepted until 15.00 GMT on 10 October 2016. We strongly recommend early entry. Applications can be submitted in English, French or Spanish.

 

ABOUT US

Peace Direct is a UK based charity that works with local people to stop violence and build sustainable peace in conflict affected countries around the world.

 

For further information on the awards, please visit the website or email us at:  awards@peacedirect.org

International Day of Peace Video Campaign

The Global Peace Foundation commemorates the International Day of Peace each year.

Screen Shot 2016-09-06 at 7.55.45 PMThis year we are hosting a video campaign as a global pledge for peace. Videos submissions have a chance to be showcased at the International Day of Peace event at the United Nations in New York and the Amazing the Space event in Northern Ireland.

This year Global Peace Foundation has partnered to host two signature events supporting the International Day of Pece.

 In Northern Ireland, GPF is a partner in “Amazing the Space,” a event gathering 3,500 youth to celebrate their  role in peacemaking.

 

 In the United States, GFP is a partner in Tomorrow Together, a broad-based coalition of  organizations encouraging Americans to commemorate “September 11 Day of Remembrance and Service” in a show of national unity through good deeds and service. Global Peace Foundation is promoting an 11-day service campaign starting on 9/11 to 9/21 the International Day of Peace.

 

Video Campaign Details: 

  • This video campaign is open to all young people under the age of 25.
  •  Video messages should be approximately 1 minute in length.
  •  The language required is English for screening in Ireland and the UN.
  •  Deadlines:
    • All video submissions are due by September 10, 2016, 2:00 PM USA EST (UTC -05:00).