Junior Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest 2

● Children, immediate and extended family members of the staff of the OCA or members of its Children’s Advisory Panel are not eligible to participate.

● Children who are members of the immediate or extended family of any of the competition’s sponsors are not eligible to enter.

● Entries must be submitted to info@oca.gov.jm on or before May 31, 2020 at 12 midnight. Absolutely no late entries will be accepted.

● Scripts for the poems have a word limit of 200-250 words.

● Video entries can also be submitted via direct messaging on Facebook and Instagram @OCA Jamaica.

● Scripts for both traditional poems and dub poems/the spoken word must be properly titled
● Poem recitation must be creatively presented
● Only one (1) entry is allowed per participant.
● The pieces being submitted should not include any illegal references, lewd language or any reference to anything offensive or bear any sexual connotations.
● Patois can be used in poems, however, language should be fluent and understandable.
● For dub poetry or the spoken word, groups are allowed; this should not exceed three (3) persons.

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