The Poetry OmniBus is a local juried poetry contest, in which selected poems will have the honor of being printed and displayed on city buses for one year. The program nurtures our local writers, and provides inspiration, reflection, and consideration to the bus ridership. It also showcases our local talent to visitors and community members alike.
Adults or youth (ages 8 to 17) may participate. A total of 17 adult and 14 youth poems will be selected. The submission period for the program is from January 01 through February 28, 2019, with a celebration ceremony at the Valley Public Library April 14.
Poetry Workshop! Local educator, author and poet, Emily Wall will be hosting a youth poetry workshop, January 20, 2019 from 1-3:00 p.m. at the Downtown Public Library. Ages 8-17 welcome to attend.
•One entry per person.
All entries must be:
•Submitted via the online entry form.
•Ten line or less (including stanza breaks).
•Original poems by the contestant.
•Appropriate for public display.
All entries must include:
•An email address for the entrant;
•Author’s name and age category;
•By entering the contest, poets authorize Poetry OmniBus to display and publish all entries.
•Judges’ selections are final.
•Poems selected for display on Capital Transit buses will be read at the presentation ceremony.
•Only Juneau Residents are eligible to participate.
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Sponsored by: Juneau Arts & Humanities Council, Capital Transit, Friends of the Juneau Public Libraries, and Printing Trade.