Charles Prize for Poetry 2012 Competition Begins
I would like to announce the opening of this year's poetry contest.
The Charles Prize is awarded to the best poem written and submitted within the realms of science or medicine, as judged by a diverse and hand chosen panel of jurists.
Participating poets have included published authors, an elementary school science class, scientists, doctors, mathematicians, and writers suddenly finding themselves in the role of patient or humbled learner.
The main purpose of the contest is to provide a forum for the sharing and appreciation of poetry related to science and medicine. Due to a severe lack of free time, I will be making this year's contest very low maintenance. In order to submit a poem for consideration, please simply enter it into the comment field below, where it will be published after a brief review. Please include your preferred email address so that you can be contacted if your poem is judged a winner!
Prizes for 2012:
The Charles Prize is a metaphysical crown, abstract and immaterial in nature, and comes with a $100 honorarium.
Second Prize is no less respectable, and will be rewarded with a profound sense of accomplishment, and a $50 honorarium.
Honorable Mentions shall number three, and will be celebrated and remembered fondly for all eternity.
In keeping with the minimalistic approach to this year's contest, rules shall be simple as well. Disclose your identity only as much as you wish through the comment form. Submit up to 2 poems. Email me should you wish your poem be taken down at any time. Submit your poetry which has a theme related to science or medicine.
The contest ends at midnight 12/31/12. Winners will be announced in January, 2013.
Find inspiration, conjure magic with your written words, and shine light and life into the scientific shadows of your brain!
Posted by drcharles at 11:08 AM