august, 2021

07augAll DayFOREFRONT Charity Empowerment Poetry ContestEmpowering Communities GloballyInternationalEntry Fee:$4 Max word count:2 pages Top Prize:$100 and publication

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At FOREFRONT Charity, we are passionate about our mission of assisting rural communities in creating sustainable change. In the spirit of forging stronger communities, we are thrilled to announce our first ever poetry competition for charity, with the theme of “Empowerment.” This competition will support our work in rural India to fund basic life necessities through our four pillars of water & sanitation, education, medical care, and empowerment. 100% of your entry will go towards supporting our missions of lifting up communities and empowering individuals in rural India.

In working to overcome barriers to success and allow every person to reach their full potential, our approach is driven by those four pillars. Of the four, our theme for this competition, Empowerment, is the most uplifting. To FOREFRONT Charity, empowerment means facilitating programming that empowers local men, women, and children to take ownership and initiative in their own communities to bridge the sustainability of all our pillars. However, empowerment can take many forms, from individuals speaking up for themselves to communities coming together. The act of writing, especially, is a form of empowerment. We at FOREFRONT Charity want to see your interpretation of this pillar. Subtle or uncompromising, deliberate or dynamic: let your imagination run wild, or ground your poem in real life. Bring us your best and boldest works that interpret the theme in any way.

The top three poems will not only receive a cash prize but also be offered publication in the highly regarded Desi News Magazine, as well as be posted on FOREFRONT Charity. The winners and all shortlisted writers will also be invited to read their winning poem at a virtual reading event hosted by FOREFRONT Charity. We are also delighted to be welcoming two esteemed guest judges for the competition: Ramesh Prabhu, an experienced editor and journalist; and Dr. Vicki Bismilla, an author and retired educator.

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