The 2012 Putting Our Heads Together Poetry Contest is now open and accepting entries through midnight, Friday, May 4, 2012.
Whether you're an experienced poet, or have never written a word of poetry before, you're invited to enter the contest. It might help you to know that one of our previous first place winners had never tried writing poetry before.
There are many reasons to participate:
- Writing is a great creative outlet.
- All entries will be published on www.HelpForHeadaches.com for the public to read, thus helping raise awareness, dispel myths and misconceptions, and reduce stigma.
- It's an interesting way to participate in the online Migraine community and support each other.
Since 2001, people with Migraine and other headache disorders have been standing up to their Migraines and headaches and expressing themselves through poetry in this contest. They've been sharing their hopes, fears, frustrations, courage, anger, and determination. To see some of the wonderful works people have submitted, take a look at some of the poetry from our 2011 contest.
Because the laws governing international contests get quite complicated if there are prizes involved, we don't award prizes for this contest, but that doesn't mean there are no rewards. All poetry submitted that meets the entry rules will be published on www.HelpForHeadaches.com. Plus, you'll have the satisfaction of sharing your work, raising awareness, and helping get rid of myths and reduce the stigma associated with Migraine and other headache disorders.
The Migraine Research Foundation joins me this year in judging the contest. Winners will be announced June 1, 2012, in time for National Migraine Awareness Month.
Won't you join us? You can find more information on our rules and guidelines page, and there's a link to the entry form there.
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© Teri Robert, 2012
Last updated April 2, 2012.