Can you make an animated GIF?
More precisely, can you go to your favorite coffee shop and make an animated GIF of one or more poets in our Take Your Poet to Work Day collection?
Then you could potentially win $100 USD.
Plus a free print copy of Poetry at Work (digital copy for non-U.S. locations).
Four runners up will receive a print copy of Poetry at Work (digital copy for non-U.S. locations).
In addition, all suitable animated GIF entries will be shared via our channels, so your fun work can get seen by our 4.3 million impression per month audience!
Entries must be posted by Tuesday, July 14 (the day before Take Your Poet to Work Day)
1. Please drop your link to the Poet in a Coffee Shop animated GIF in this comment box by 7 p.m ET, Tuesday, July 14, 2015 (the day before Take Your Poet to Work Day)
2. Yes, we prefer tasteful. Yes we would accept amusing. Your choice of coffee shop, baked good, and drink. (Be sure to let us know the name of the coffee shop and their Twitter handle if they’re on Twitter!)
3. Entries will be judged by the Tweetspeak Poetry Team. Make it hard for us. 🙂 (Team members of Tweetspeak Poetry not eligible to win. But feel free to offer a GIF just for the fun of it.) Foreign winners must be able to process a check and offer a valid address at which to receive it.
4. By entering your animated GIF, you give Tweetspeak Poetry permission to share it on our website and on all our social media channels, regardless of whether it becomes the winning entry. Of course we will happily give you credit.
Here’s the animated GIF of our poets from last year, when they went dancing in the garden. It was even featured in the Tumblr Radar!
Photo by Kenny Louie (modified to include poet illustrations), Creative Commons, via Flickr. Illustrations by LW Lindquist.
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