Poetry Contest for 5th Grade Students-Public Schools

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The Roxy Theatre Group
In collaboration with
What If Works
FIU Alternative Theatre Festival
A Christmas Carol
Tiny Tim’s Poetry Contest For Young Writers
WHAT: The organizations are hosting a poetry contest in honor of the upcoming production of A Christmas Carol (December 16-22). A portion of the proceeds from the production will benefit the FIU Hope for Haiti Task Force, comprised of university leaders who coordinate efforts and unify the response to the Haiti disaster.

WHO: Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ (MDCPS) 5th Grade students are invited to enter TINY TIM’s POETRY CONTEST. 10 winners will be selected and each performance will feature a winning entry recited by Tiny Tim. Each winner will receive a gift certificate donated by Books & Books of Coral Gables and tickets for the production. All poems submitted will be displayed in the theater for the audience’s enjoyment.

JUDGES: Entries will be judged by a spectacular ensemble, including MDCPS School Board Member, The Honorable Dr. Marta Perez, Miami-Dade County Commissioner, The Honorable Rebeca Sosa, and Les Standiford, Director of FIU’s Creative Writing, Master of Fine Arts Program and a prolific writer whose work includes The Man Who Invented Christmas, a book about Charles Dickens.

Poetry Requirements & Contest Rules

Each poem must be exactly 10 lines.
Poems should explore giving/charity and global holiday themes.
It is not necessary to use rhyming verse. Prose verse (structured verse which does not rhyme) is permissible.
Each school may submit no more than 10 poems.
Entries must be submitted by Wednesday, November 19, 2010 by 5pm.
Entries must be mailed or hand delivered to The Roxy Theatre Group, 1645 SW 107 Ave. Miami, FL 33165.

The Roxy Theatre Group, (RTG) a non-profit organization for children offers classes in drama, voice & dance; an after school care program & a performing arts summer camp. For more information please call 305-226-0030, email susannepinedo@gmail.com or visit www.RoxyPAC.com.