In the afternoon of Apr 10th, the Information Office of Xianning Municipal People’s Government held the third press conference to give a brief about the preparatory work of the “Beautiful China Rural Revitalization” National Farmers Poetry Invitational Competition.
The “Beautiful China Rural Revitalization” National Farmers Poetry Invitational Competition is jointly hosted by the Poetry Creation Committee of the Hubei Provincial Writers Association, Xianning Federation of Literary and Art Circles, Xianning Municipal Bureau of Agriculture and Rural Affairs and Henggouqiao Town People’s Government of Xianning Hi-Tech Zone. Plus, it has been included into the overall deployment of Xianning City Farmers’ Harvest Festival and made an essential part of this festival, which aims to eulogize the great rural revitalization policy, prosper the poetry creation of Xianning City, strengthen the cultural soft power of Xianning City and improve the ecological tourism cultural brand of Xianning City.
This invitational competition targets the farmers; the theme of the poems should cover the ranges of issues concerning agriculture, rural areas and farmers, laying emphasis on rural revitalization, beautiful village construction and targeted poverty alleviation; the genre can either be classical poetry or modern poems (including prose poetry); all poems that are submitted should be original and first published, no pastiche and plagiarism is allowed.
This invitational competition will last for 6 months: the recommendation and declaration stage will run from May 1st to July 31st, people can participate in it either through the recommendation of the farmers’ poetry society or personal declaration; the stage of expert review will run from Aug 1st to Aug 20th, a review board comprised of famous Chinese poets, experts, scholars and critics will give rigid preliminary and final assessments in the light of fair, just and open principle. The result of the assessment will be published online from Aug 20th to Aug 31st.
The Poem Solicitation Office is set in the Xianning Federation of Literary and Art Circles, poetry amateurs all over the country are much welcomed to contribute their own poems, and the deadline is on July 31st, 2019. The address is the Room 559, Xianning Administration Service Center, Hubei Province; the contact number is 0715-8126495 and 18972829827, and the e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
The modern poetry and classical poetry will be separately assessed, each of them has the respective first, second and third prizes, as well as the excellent awards and the organization awards, by the time an awarding ceremony will be held to commend the award winners. (By Wang Tian/Xianning Daily)