Essay and Poetry Invitational
Guidelines will be posted this October. Please check back then.
Who may enter?
Children of all ages (anyone young at heart) may submit an
original piece in one or more of the categories.
Can schools, civic
clubs, boys and girls clubs, colleges, etc. submit on behalf of
Teachers and administrators can forward individual submissions in
groups or on behalf of classes provided they include the personal
contact information for each individual submission and also include
their contact information and that of the school and/or organization
they are representing.
Is there a fee to
enter a submission?
There is no fee.
What are the
Essay, Poetry and Art.
What is the focus of
Each submission should reflect a universal understanding of love,
unity, tolerance, and compassion for life, reflect the ideal set forth
in Global Love Day, and convey the intent of this year’s theme.
What is this year’s
Each submission shall embody or symbolize the theme, “Love
Begins With Me.”
What is the deadline
Entries can be submitted from January 1, 2014 through the final
submission date with a postmark of
postmarked after this date will not be considered. Please send
submissions to the following address:
(IMPORTANT: Be sure
to include your personal contact information so we may contact you)
The Love Foundation, Inc.
Are there any other
guidelines for the submission?
Any Poetry or Essay submission must be in English or if presented in
a native language, an English translation must accompany the submission
in order to be considered. There are no other stipulations for content
or presentation other than the Global Love Day vision and this year’s
theme described in these guidelines.
Can I get my
submission returned if I do not become a Finalist?
No submissions will be returned.
When will I be
notified if I am a Finalist?
The Love Foundation Board of Director’s will
choose one Finalist from each category on or about May 15, 2014 and each
Finalist will be notified approximately two weeks after this date.
What are the Award
One Finalist will be chosen from each category for Essay, Poetry and
Art and will be awarded the Director’s Award. One submission may
be selected out of all categories for this year’s Founder’s Award.
This special award will be presented to an exceptional creative
expression that best represents this year’s theme. The Four Awards are:
Director’s Award for Art
Director’s Award for Essay
Director’s Award for Poetry
Mention certificates for each respective
category may also be awarded at the discretion of the TLF
Directors and will distinguish additional submissions of merit.
As one of the four
Finalists what else do I receive?
The individual Finalists and any Honorable Mentions will receive a
certificate award for their respective category and their entries may be
displayed on our web site or in a public manner and may also be included
in our Foundation promotions.
What else do I need
to know before submitting?
By submitting your piece, you are agreeing that you understand these
guidelines, that you grant The Love Foundation, Inc. the opportunity and
right to display and use the original piece for web, press and
promotional purposes, and that you agree to hold harmless and release
The Love Foundation, Inc., Officers, Board of Directors, Volunteers and
all others associated with this Invitational for any and all
liabilities, claims or expenses associated with this Invitational.
Downloadable Flyers (pdf):
2014 Art, Essay & Poetry Guidelines
2014 Art, Essay & Poetry