Friday, September 21, 2012
Contest: Write a poem about living with or affected by HIV/AIDS and win...
Write a poem about your experience living with HIV/AIDS , and also opened to someone who has been affected by HIV/AIDS. Your poem will be posted to the RiseUpToHIV blog at http://www.riseuptohiv.blogspot.comand promoted throughout various social media outlets.
Contest begins 9/24/2012 and runs through December 5th. 2012.
Winners will be announced on Nov 10th. The winners will be selected taking into account the number of facebook likes your poem receives on the blog (40 percent) and 5 judges who will judge each poem (60 percent). The winners will be notified by November 11th, and gift cards of your choice will be e mailed or mailed on December 12th 2012
PRIZES: 4 prizes will be awareded: 150.00 gift card of your choice for the grand prize winner, 75.00 to the runner up, 50.00 to the 2nd runner up, 25.00 to the 3rd runner up.
E mail your poem to firstname.lastname@example.org with any graphics or pictures you want to include (not mandatory)– poems will be posted on this blog http://www.riseuptohiv.blogspot.com . Not EVERY poem will be submitted for entry into the contest. Poems that get posted will be at the discretion of RiseUpToHIV.
Rules are subject to change.
A sample is a poem I wrote soon after my diagnosis of HIV and Hepatitis C in March/April of 2010 and a poem submitted by another individual.
One month later: you have Hepatitis C
How could it be?
During this month a part of me had slipped awayHope and dreams began to fade
Days ahead were looking bleak
I never been this weak
When things aren’t going quite your way
It is easy to go astray
To disguise your fears
To flee from everyday
I took a step back
Took a look around
And will keep on my way
The days are not yet lostMy dreams are still to be
With strength, hope, and courage
Life will go on another day
Bound for up’s and downs
I’m determined to stay focused
And stand my ground
A new dawn is on the way
A better light than what was to be
Will hover over me
Hope will have prevailed
Dreams will be unveiled
And life will go on another day
by: Kevin Maloney
Also check out A poem titled "Red Rise" by a friend James Anthony (not part of contest)
Posted by Kevin Maloney at 10:47 PM