Ekphrastic Challenge by Rattle: Engage in the Art of Poetry and Win Exciting Prizes!
About Rattle and Its Mission
Rattle, an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is committed to nurturing the practice of poetry. As a publication of the Rattle Foundation, it aims to promote poetic expression and does not have any affiliations with other organizations.
Discover the Ekphrastic Challenge by Rattle
Explore the enchanting intersection of art and poetry through Rattle's Ekphrastic Challenge! This unique competition welcomes poets of all ages, including pre-school, junior school, middle school, and senior school students, to immerse themselves in the world of visual art and respond to it through the power of verse. Building on a long-standing tradition of poets finding inspiration in visual artworks, Rattle has introduced a monthly series that encourages poets to submit their finest works influenced by a featured image.
Poetry Theme for June: Immerse yourself in the captivating piece by Judith Fox, the featured image for June's Ekphrastic Challenge. To view the image and gather more insights about the artist, click here.
How to Participate in the Ekphrastic Challenge
- Make it a habit to visit Rattle's website each month to discover the new artwork that will serve as your muse for poetry.
- Allow yourself the creative space of one month to craft and submit your poems, responding to the featured artwork.
- Ensure that your submissions directly engage with the current month's featured image.
- If you are eager to take part in the Ekphrastic Challenge, ensure that your poem vividly reflects the provided image. General poems unrelated to the artwork should be submitted under the General Poems category.
Prizes Await the Talented Wordsmiths
By participating in the Ekphrastic Challenge, you open doors to exciting opportunities and prizes! Each month, two winners will be carefully selected: one by the artist behind the featured image and the other by Rattle's esteemed editor. The winning poems will receive online publication and a well-deserved prize of $100 each (approximately Rs. 8k).
Submission Deadline: June 30, 2023
Mark your calendars! The submission deadline for the Ekphrastic Challenge is on June 30, 2023. Don't let this chance slip away to showcase your art-inspired poetry!
To find more information about the competition and to stay updated on future challenges, please visit Rattle's website.
Important Note: The Ekphrastic Challenge warmly welcomes poets from around the world to participate in this international contest. Regardless of your background, this competition is free to enter, providing an incredible opportunity for students of all levels, including pre-school, junior school, middle school, and senior school students, to engage in a rewarding and immersive experience.