Call for Spirit of Canada contributors

Poets, songwriters and writers urged to submit entries

Call for contributors to Spirit of Canada: Poetry, Spoken Word and Singer/Songwriter Contest 2012.

The Well and Ocean 98.5 are pleased to present The Spirit of Canada: Poetry, Spoken Word and Singer/Songwriters’ Contest 2012.

This is the second year of the event which endeavours to tap into the exceptional cultural environment in Victoria under the broad umbrella of all things Canadian.

The competition begins July 18, with celebrated Canadian poet Bill Bissett as our guest judge, semi-final performances, July 25 and the finals on BC Day, Aug. 6.

The winners will be interviewed by the CBC and have an opportunity to read or perform their winning pieces on air.

The contestants must present original poetry, spoken word and song on subjects relating to Canadian culture, politics, landscape and humour. There will be prizes! Cash prizes (of various amounts)  or get your work published courtesy of Fastrac Printing and Ekstassis Press.

The deadline for entries is July 13, 2012 and the entry fee is $15.

Visit www.thewellvictoria.com to sign up!

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