May of Flowers' Poetry Contest - 250 HIVE in prizes - The Talent Club


Photograph by @juancar347

Introduction and Thematic

   Hawthorns and lilies of the valley (scientific name being Convallaria majalis) are flowers of May by tradition, and yet this is the month of the flowers but all of them: snowdrops, violets, daffodils, daisies, roses, honeysuckles, gladioli, chrysanthemums, orchids, sunflowers and hibiscuses, among others.

   May evoke flowers and flowers are a language in their own right and sake. They evoke beauty, love, life and death, fertility, longing, bliss but also tears: flowers are poetry. And this is why The Talent Club invites you to bring your poems about flowers.

   Pick a flower and your own motivations, tell us why you have chosen this flower and show it to us through a picture, a drawing or painting or a video. You may want to take a selfie with the flower of your poem or perhaps you want to accompany your poem with a video where you or somebody else recites it. Take your pick or be creative to bring another option to the table and opt to share your part of the 250 HIVE pot.

Format

   The core of the works will be a poem:

  • Use whatever form of poetry you like: free verse, blank verse, a sonnet, a limerick, etc..
  • Add some flower photography of your own.
  • You can add a video of your own too if you want.
  • Or add some music.
  • Or even draw your own flowers to your poem.

   You also have the freedom to surprise us by combining several of these formats or using only one of them at your choice.

   There will be no minimum or maximum extension limit.

Prizes

   There will be 6 main prizes and 4 second prizes:

  • 1st place - 80 HIVE
  • 2nd place - 50 HIVE
  • 3rd place - 20 HIVE
  • 3rd place - 20 HIVE
  • 3rd place - 20 HIVE
  • 3rd place - 20 HIVE
  • Second prize - 10 HIVE
  • Second prize - 10 HIVE
  • Second prize - 10 HIVE
  • Second prize - 10 HIVE

Assessment

   The jury will give preference to the following aspects, not necessarily in that order:

  • Originality of the work.
  • Message depth.
  • Literary quality.
  • Overall quality of all the elements submitted.

   The main prizes can be declared void if none of the submitted works meets minimum quality standards; in this case, the amount of these three prizes will be divided and drawn among all participants.

Rules

  • The works must be published within The Talent Club's community.
  • The works must contain the #talentclub and #mayofflowers tags.
  • The works must be titled as The Talent Club Poetry Contest: "the title of your poem".
  • The works must be presented in any of these two languages: English or Spanish.
  • The works must have been created exclusively for the contest.
  • All supporting images or videos must be your authorship.
  • Only one work will be accepted per user.
  • Papers submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.

Deadlines

   From May 14, 2021, 12:00 UTC to May 25, 2021, 12:00 UTC.


   All articles published for the contest will receive a vote from the club.

   If you have any questions regarding the contest do not hesitate to stop by our Discord server and we'll help you.


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