2018 Double Exposure Ekphrastic Poetry Challenge Submission

Double Exposure: Ekphrastic POETRY CHALLENGE


Everyone is welcome to enter our Double Exposure: Ekphrastic Poetry Challenge!

An ekphrastic poem is a vivid description of a scene or, more commonly, a work of art. Through the imaginative act of narrating and reflecting on the “action” of a painting or sculpture, the poet may amplify and expand its meaning.

Create poetry based on the Double Exposure Photography exhibition in the Turnbull & Corridor Galleries at South Surrey Rec. & Arts Centre.

There are 3 ways to access the gallery to write your poetry:

  1. Drop-in for scheduled ekphrastic poetry sessions on Saturday April 7 & 14 from 12pm-2pm
  2. Write your ekphrastic poetry independently. (Be sure to phone us for gallery availability 604-536-8333)
  3. View the photography exhibition online HERE

Winning poets will be invited to read their work and showered with gifts at the Awards Ceremony on April 26th.

 Submitting Poetry
Please fill out the form below.

note: Submitted poems must be no longer than 25 lines. You can copy/paste your poems or attach a .pdf Be sure to indicate which photograph(s) you have based the poem on by entering the Photo Number on the submission form.

Cost to submit: $10 submission fee for up to 3 poems. – Pay online through Paypal (link below), or  in person at Semiahmoo Arts Office (cash, cheque, Visa, Mastercard, or Debit).

Important Dates:
Deadline to submit poetry: April 19 2018, 3pm
April 26th, 7pm-9pm: Award Ceremony

Double Exposure 2018 Poetry Challenge Submission Form

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Poetry Submissions

Please upload a .pdf file of the poem you wish to submit OR copy and paste your poem in the space below. We cannot accept files larger than 2MB
Max. lines in each poem: 25

Poem 1

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Poem 2

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Poem 3

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The poetry I have submitted is original writing based of inspired by the 2018 Double Exposure Photography Exhibition and I have indicated the photos that each peom was based on.
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The poetry I have submitted is appropriate for an all-ages audience.
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Semiahmoo Arts reserves the right to feature my submitted poems online or in print.
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To curb the influx of malicious or robotic registrations we have implemented this simple process to ensure all submissions are authentic. Please answer the question below


Poetry submission fees are $10 for up to 3 poems. Please click the PayPal link below to pay online or call our office to arrange for payment 604.536.8333