Contest: Write a Poem About HIV/AIDS and/or Hepatitis C and Win a Gift Card of Your Choice
By Kevin Maloney
September 21, 2012
Contest begins 9/24/2012 and runs through November 1st. 2012.
Winners will be announced on Nov 10th. The winners will be selected taking into account the number of facebook likes your poem receives on the blog (40 percent) and 5 judges who will judge each poem (60 percent). The winners will be notified by November 11th, and gift cards of your choice will be e mailed or mailed on November 12h.
PRIZES: 4 prizes will be awareded: 150.00 gift card of your choice for the grand prize winner, 75.00 to the runner up, 50.00 to the 2nd runner up, 25.00 to the 3rd runner up.
E mail your poem to firstname.lastname@example.org with any graphics or pictures you want to include (not mandatory) -- poems will be posted on this blog www.riseuptohiv.blogspot.com . Not EVERY poem will be submitted for entry into the contest. Poems that get posted will be at the discretion of RiseUpToHIV.
Rules are subject to change.
A sample is a poem I wrote soon after my diagnosis of HIV and Hepatitis C in March/April of 2010 and a poem submitted by another individual.
March 3rd, 2010 -- you have HIV
During this month a part of me had slipped away
When things aren't going quite your way
I've decided not to runaway
The days are not yet lost
This journey of discovery
As the sun shines, and the ocean waves
When that day is achieved
by: Kevin Maloney
Also check out a poem titled "Red Rise" by a friend James Anthony (not part of contest)
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Random things about me: I am kind, caring, respectful and wanting to make a difference/impact in the World. I've been to Australia, New Zealand and 13 countries in Europe, and have traveled and lived all over the United States. I have a Bachelor's degree in Health Services Management and will be working towards my Master's In Public Health. I am an uncle of two of the MOST adorable girls in the World, and have one brother. I am a Momma's boy, and it is hard to see my mother's health in such a deteriorated state -- she has severe COPD (from 40 years of smoking). In March 2010 I was told that I have HIV and a month later, with follow-up labs, was then told I also acquired hepatitis C (not through IV drug use). I aspire to great things. Stay tuned.
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