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Sister Cities NewsPhoenix Sister Cities International Competition for Writers with Disabilities
For an Application go to:
2013 Competition Fact Sheet
Eligibility    Persons 19 years of age and older with a disability residing in the City of Phoenix or one of Phoenix’s nine sister cities: Calgary, Canada; Catania, Italy; Chengdu, China; Ennis, Ireland; Grenoble, France; Hermosillo, Mexico; Himeji, Japan; Prague, Czech Republic; Ramat-Gan, Israel; and Taipei, Taiwan.
Type of Writing    Poems of 32 lines or less written in English.
Theme    Hope Sees the Invisible and Achieves the Impossible
Entry Fee    $15 per entrant for residents of Phoenix. No fee for residents of any one of Phoenix’s nine sister cities.
Submittal Requirements/ Judging    •    Poems are requested to be submitted by e-mail as Word or Adobe files or other formats if accommodation is requested. E-mail to
•    Poems must be submitted with a cover note listing the author’s name, address and phone number.
•    The name must be on the poem itself.
•    Style is open.
•    Subject matter is open, but must be consistent with the theme.
•    Entries not conforming to contest rules will be disqualified; entry fees will not be returned.
•    A panel of judges will evaluate entries based on theme interpretation, composition and originality.
Due Date    May 3rd, 2013
Prizes    1st -$500, 2nd-$300, 3rd- $150. Trophies will be provided to the winners and a certificate of participation
will be provided to all entries.
Publication    Poems will be published on Phoenix Sister Cities Website and made available internationally.
Awards Event    Friday June 14th, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
For More Information    Contact: Mary Jane Trunzo at or call 602-224-0202.

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