E-Poetry: Poetry Beyond Text Mechanics

E-Poetry: Poetry Beyond Text (English Month Competition). E-Poetry: Poetry Beyond Text is a digital poetry composition and presentation contest that captures the literary prowess of student poets in the light of digital media.


  1. Participants in groups of three (3) shall compose a poem in any form and theme, and submit an electronic/video presentation.
  2. Entries shall incorporate readable lines (subtitles), appropriate background, and non-distracting sound effects, and shall run for three (3) to seven (7) minutes including all add-ons.
  3. Poem entries shall be saved in a flash drive and shall be submitted on or before November 25 (Saturday), 20xx. Judging of entries shall be made on November 28 (Tuesday), 20xx. Upon submission to the committee, Judges’ decision shall be considered final and irrevocable.
  4. Only three entries shall be awarded Champion, 1st Runner-Up, and 2nd Runner-Up. Winning entries shall also be presented to the audience during the awarding ceremony.


  1. Originality and Creativity (40%). Poem entry clearly demonstrates originality, coherence of the literary form and structure, and overall creativity.
  2. Content and Literary Value (40%). Poem entry conveys clarity and harmony in terms of imagery and language.
  3. Technical Aspects (20%). Addons and other effects such as sound, video, texts, and others are employed in consonance with the content and other aspects.

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